Global Operational / Tactical Buyer on site Terneuzen

Job description

In this role, you will actively participate in the sourcing activities with the goal of achieving cost reductions, while maintaining or improving quality or vendor service levels. You will work closely together with the Global Sourcing Managers who are responsible for the global sourcing strategy for a specific sub category for all procurement needs. Your focus will be split across long term projects such as assisting in preparing and coordinating bids as well as operational activities such as monitoring the purchasing process and negotiate with suppliers.

As Tactical / Operational Buyer, you have a key role in our organization. You will interact with sites, suppliers and colleagues from all over the globe on a day to day basis.

The global operational buyer on site Nederland is situated in Terneuzen, report to the global Sourcing Manager who is responsible for Dutch speaking sites, situated in Amsterdam.

Your main accountabilities

  • Actively participate in the sourcing activities with the goal of achieving cost reductions, while maintaining or improving quality or vendor service levels;
  • Maintain procurement documents, files and records.
  • Representing Global Indirect Procurement in all Dutch and French speaking ICL’s sites including participation in Engineering and Projects meetings.
  • Coordination of the implementation of contracts by the sites.
  • Assist sourcing managers in preparing RFQs, tabulating bids and provide general office support.
  • Issue purchase orders/call-offs;
  • Follow up on orders to ensure that items are shipped and delivered on time;
  • Negotiate with local suppliers and review, prepare, verify and/or approve financial and business transactions within established frameworks and guidelines.

Your profile

  • Bachelor or Master degree;
  • Demonstrated skill at maintaining high accuracy and attention to detail;
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience within Procurement;
  • Experience with ERP system(s) SAP;
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

Languages: Excellent command of English, Dutch and French is required.

Location: ICL-IP EU, Terneuzen. Occasional travel to other sites (Scora and AmFert plant).

More information?

For more information about this position you can contact Tamara Novak via

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About ICL-IP

ICL, a global manufacturer of products based on unique minerals, fulfills humanity’s essential needs, primarily in three markets: agriculture, food and engineered materials. The experience, knowledge and professionalism derived from establishing Israel’s potash industry over a period of 80 years of intensive activity and major investment in R&D, have transformed ICL into a world leader in its activities. ICL produces approximately a third of the world’s bromine, and is the world’s sixth largest potash producer, as well as one of its leading providers of pure phosphoric acid.

Building on its economies of scale for bromine production ICL-IP is continuously diversifying into new fields of applications in the chemical industry. Starting with bromine, ICL-IP produces a wide range of bromine-based products, ranging from flame retardants and drilling fluids to energy storage solutions and effluent control. ICL-IP also manages product portfolios based on bromine, phosphorous magnesia and chlorine chemistries. ICL-IP production processes are based on over 40 years of experience, and unmatched economies of scale. ICL-IP backs its product portfolio with vast technical knowledge, providing its customers with applicative knowhow, supported by state-of-the-art laboratories, such as plastic and biocides laboratories. ICL-IP research facilities are tailored to provide its customers with technical support, and formulations optimization to facilitate the customers in applying ICL-IP’s products in its customers’ existing processes. For more information, please visit: