Global Sourcing Manager Raw Materials – Fertilizers and Specialties Fertilizers

About ICL

ICL is a global specialty minerals and chemicals company operating potash, bromine and phosphate mineral value chains in a unique, integrated business model. ICL extracts raw materials from well-positioned mineral assets and utilizes technology and industrial know-how to add value for customers in key agricultural and industrial markets worldwide. ICL employs around 12.000 people worldwide and is active in many European countries. The European Headquarters are located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

About the role

Do you enjoy designing a new strategy on supply & demand trends in a global team? Do you have a great sense of responsibility that triggers you to be the linking pin between our suppliers and stakeholders? Ultimately, do you want to dive into the challenging world of procurement and develop further your negotiation skills? You might be excited about our role as Global Sourcing Manager Raw Materials, Nitrogen, Phosphate & Potassium based Fertilizers and Specialties

The goal of our future GSM will be to lead the procurement of raw materials within the NPK + Specialties sub-category and generate a reduction in the total cost of ownership of services. Your future team is focusing on sourcing NPK and Specialties portfolio which services our Innovative Agricultural Solutions business unit. In your role, you will become a product specialist who understands market trends and builds market strategy and strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Your team consists of Global Sourcing Managers, and Operational Buyers and you will report to the Head of NPK and Specialties.

What we offer

We offer a challenging full-time role in a dynamic new environment where you can help shape the future of a professional Procurement organization for a company that has chosen its strategic direction: creating “One ICL” with strong growth ambitions. We always strive to be the best and encourage everyone who works with us to excel. We also embrace diversity, give people the latitude to express themselves and value differing opinions. Ultimately, there are plenty of personal development possibilities, where you have the freedom to choose what is appropriate training for you as a professional.

Tasks and responsibilities

Actively participate in the strategic sourcing activities for the NPK and Specialties sub-category, with the goal of achieving cost reductions, while maintaining or improving supply, service quality and sustainability

  • Identify, evaluate & select suppliers, negotiate and close framework-agreements
  • Fully support and champion our Sustainable Procurement objectives
  • Support R&D with identifying suppliers for specialties chemical and tolling projects;
  • Drive product demand optimization throughout ICL via collaboration with the relevant ICL units;
  • Maintain and develop in-depth knowledge of suppliers, markets & trends;
  • Perform best-in-class negotiation processes via analysis of supply & demand trends;
  • Establish and manage global/regional relationships with suppliers;
  • Monitor performances of vendors and their compliance with their commitments;
  • Address & solve operational issues with suppliers;
  • Provide guidance and guidelines to the regional/local procurement personnel.

Your profile

  • At least 3-5 years of relevant work experience in procurement or marketing & sales for Raw Materials;
  • Master’s or similar degree.
  • Understanding of supply markets and price cyclicality in Raw Materials/commodity markets;
  • Demonstrable track record of success in managing complex, cross-functional activities and developing/executing key procurement processes;
  • Strong negotiation skills and result-driven personality;
  • Excellent interpersonal, business acumen, communication and supplier relations skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively, in a culture-rich environment;
  • Strategic thinker and pragmatic worker;
  • Willing to travel;
  • Experience with the specifics of NPK Fertilizers and/or Specialty Raw materials is an advantage.


Excellent command of English is required. Additional language skills are desirable.


You will work from our European HQ in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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