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Job ID:  35920
Job function:  Purchasing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Procurement Manager (Projects & Category Strategy) - Parsippany, NJ

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health, and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental, and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

More information can be found at www.dsm.com.


The Challenge:

The Procurement Manager will support the regional procurement director in the transformation of procurement in North America. You will lead sustainability, category management and strategy implementation, risk management, and other regional initiatives across DSM Nutritional Products NA by promoting best practices, bringing new ways of working, and using new digital tools.


The Position:

  • Contribute actively to the Procurement Strategy by developing and implementing global/regional saving opportunities in line with business needs.
  • Develop and manage the relationship with strategic suppliers and track their performance.
  • Support the regional team by implementing best practices and new processes and be accountable for cross-functional team management.
  • Monitor the strategy implementation of the assigned lead categories/companies.
  • Oversee the development of projects and execution of strategies through the strategic sourcing methodology and the process to select key suppliers for the specific spending area.
  • Measure and track the internal performance of assigned lead purchasing products/companies.
  • Ensure the use of strategic sourcing processes, best practices, and creative thinking.
  • Develop and implement new processes in accordance with the defined business processes and authorization rules in order to secure target achievement.
  • Displays and promotes positive safety behaviors at all times; use proper personal protective equipment, appropriate safety tools, equipment, and procedures that ensure that self and others go home safe each day.


The Ideal:

  • Minimum of 7 years of Procurement and/or extensive Category experience.
  • Bachelor's in business administration, engineering, or other relevant disciplines. MBA preferred
  • 7+ year track record within procurement and supply chain management or similar certification desirable.
  • Ability to develop actionable implementation plans.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar certification desirable.
  • Strong interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills.
  • Strong influence and negotiating skills.


The Reward

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improving people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities, and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.


Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Interested in this position? Please apply online via the career portal (https://jobs.dsm.com/)


Pre-employment screening procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when further information is required.



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