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Reporting to the Global Supply Chain & Procurement Director , the incumbent is globally responsible for functional excellence within Procurement.

Key Individual Accountabilities

  • Transformation: lead the Procurement Transformation and Excellence agenda across all relevant aspects (processes, systems, people), all workstreams, and regions; take full ownership for delivery against targets
  • Stakeholder management: act as key contact for all topics related to Excellence within the organization, incl. SPOC towards Excom (e.g. in Procurement steerco) and senior stakeholders in the organization
  • Performance management: drive forward centralized reporting for the Procurement community on financials, KPIs, etc. Define, implement and maintain key performance indicators and targets to monitor, adjust and continuously improve
  • P2P champion: act as “champion” of the purchase to pay process, making sure that the agreed principles are put in place, approving suggestions and recommending optimizations
  • Sustainability: lead development & execution of a Procurement sustainability vision/strategy and action plan
  • Capability building & change management: ensure adequate and sustainable capability building of teams and individuals involved. Ensure to bring everyone along on the change journey
  • M&A: lead or support on integration of targets.
  • Best practice management: ensure application of best purchasing practices to secure supply of goods/services at best total cost of ownership, while mitigating risks, and supporting Business Strategy
  • Innovation: continuously bring suggestions for further improvement; engage with suppliers/outside world and bring new insights, innovations, opportunities to Centrient
  • Consultants: steer and optimally leverage external consultants where relevant in the process.
  • Procurement strategy & implementation
  • Procurement Transformation roadmap

Key Shared Accountabilities

  • Procurement targets & deliverables
  • Company culture
  • Supplier Performance Management
  • Process Improvements outside immediate scope


  • Master degree in Business, Engineering, or similar/equivalent (MBA preferred).
  • At least 15 years in Procurement roles, preferably different positions over time (P2P, buyer, projects, etc)
  • At least 5 years consulting experience is a must-have
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Process re-engineering experience
  • Project management skills
  • People leadership experience in multi-cultural / remote setup
  • Being able to operate under pressure
  • Experience in working with different cultures and behaviors being result driven
  • Continuous improvement attitude
  • Transformation management
  • Strategic decision making


Truly global work environment.

High performance culture.

Ability to make a difference.

Best in class compensation.


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