Senior Buyer (Sourcing Maintenance Services)

Huntsman has a rare opportunity for an experienced Senior Buyer to join our Production facility in Rotterdam. This is an exciting opportunity for a senior procurement professional, to develop, implement, and deliver purchasing strategies for the category Maintenance Services with local site representatives in line with business requirements following established procurement policies and procedures to optimize overall value for Huntsman.




Senior Buyer (Sourcing Maintenance Services)

  • Location: Netherlands – Rotterdam
  • Time type: Full time
  • Posted on: 04-01-2023
  • Job requisition id: J-014560

As the Senior Buyer, you will:

  • Support the category manager by collecting and analyzing the business requirements, key cost drivers, supplier capabilities and industry trends to develop and implement category sourcing strategies that will optimize overall value for Huntsman while ensuring supply and quality.
  • Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships to ensure business alignment with the category sourcing strategy and ensure continuous improvement of supplier performance.
  • Negotiate supply agreements and contracts within the mandate and in line with internal procedures, Huntsman terms and conditions, expected service levels, quality requirements, risk management and financial conditions.
  • Draft service agreements in line with legal guidelines. Ensure contracts are approved, stored and maintained according to internal procedures. Support managing the contracts in close cooperation with the Contract Manager.
  • Develop and grow relationships between key suppliers and key business stakeholders to ensure long term value for Huntsman.
  • Understand and adhere to the organization’s policies and procedures and relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct.
  • Continuously develop skills and capabilities by participating in formal and informal training, seeking out coaching and mentoring support and by developing industry understanding of technology, best practices and regulation.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • This position requires a Bachelor degree, with at least 5 years of significant purchasing experience in maintenance services in the petrochemical sector.
  • Fluency in English and Dutch essential.
  • Ability to collect and analyze complex data to provide meaningful data trends and insights to develop category sourcing strategies. Use key sourcing tools and techniques in line with the approved strategic sourcing methodology.
  • Negotiate independently using key negotiating skills to obtain expected business results.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

About Huntsman: 

Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2021 revenues of approximately $8 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 70 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 9,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at

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