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Category Manager Resins Additives Europe Job in Luxembourg
Aliaxis , Luxembourg

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1 Year
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Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Master's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Mar 22, 2021
Last Date
Jun 22, 2021

Job Description

Aliaxis is one of the world's leading providers of advanced plastic piping systems. Our mission is to shape a better tomorrow by connecting people with water and energy.

Are you looking for an impactful amp; highly exposed role in Procurement where you will be instrumental in defining and deploying the strategy for one of our most critical spend category?

As partner to the businesses and manufacturing plants in the region and in line with the overall procurement strategy, you will be responsible for leading the Resins (PE, PVC, PP) and Additives procurement process and savings program in Europe (100M spend, 17 plants). This will include leading the sourcing process as well as ensuring the right process is deployed at each manufacturing plants in coordination with local Procurement and Manufacturing.

You like to dream big and make things happen? Do not miss the opportunity to join a broad family of people-centric professionals, thought leaders and rapid thinkers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters!

This role is based in Luxembourg (Strassen), within Aliaxis Global Procurement Company.

Reporting into the EMEA VP Sourcing amp; Procurement, you will lead the Resins amp; Compounds and Additives category in Europe by:

  • Preparing yearly budget;
  • Defining the category needs;
  • Analysing supply and demand markets;
  • Building up the strategy;
  • Organising and managing the negotiations based on TCO;
  • Defining action plan to improve suppliers’ performance;
  • Managing the supplier database;
  • Proposing changes in production and supply to increase security of supply and optimise costs;
  • Contributing actively to the community of practice of category managers of Engineering in the different regions, moving towards standardization and then integration of processes, systems and practices at regional/global level;
  • Being an active member of the Group Procurement Council ensuring alignment between the Global Procurement priorities and the regional category business needs;
  • Leading a category team of local sourcing and procurement representatives;
  • Providing monthly reporting amp; forecasting.



  • Min. 10 years relevant experience in international direct procurement organizations;
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the PVC and/or the PE markets;
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of French and/or German is a strong asset;
  • Strong Process and project management skills;
  • Strong Stakeholder management skills;
  • Hands-on and results-driven;
  • Collaborative and engaging leadership style;
  • Team player who can successfully take part to cross-functional initiatives;
  • Great communication skills - Ability to build and maintain effective relationships of trust and credibility with internal stakeholders (at all levels of the organization) and suppliers;
  • Mobile (min. 20% travel).


We offer a unique opportunity to join a Belgian global company with a very international culture that is transforming dynamically and that is committed to its future growth, service excellence and employee engagement. Next to a competitive salary and benefits package, we offer an impactful role and real growth opportunities.

Aliaxis and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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