Stolt-Nielsen is a leading group of businesses that offer global bulk-liquid and chemical logistics as well as land-based aquaculture. The Purchasing Manager is responsible for the Stolt Tankers’ procurement team, activities, and process improvements. This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced manager with international expertise to make an impact on the company’s procurement processes and successes.
About Stolt Tankers
With its combined proposition of tankers (deep-sea, coastal and barge ships), terminals (in ports) and containers (depots and trucks), Stolt-Nielsen provides door-to-door logistic solutions for bulk liquid chemicals and food-grade products. With 165 ships across Europe, Asia, and Americas, Stolt Tankers has the largest fleet in the world. Its seventy deep-sea ships operate on an integrated network with coastal, regional, and inland barging ships around the globe. They also are committed to sustainability, and Stolt Tankers’ aim is to be one hundred percent carbon neutral by 2050.
“Every Stolt-Nielsen employee – in every position, across every business – plays an important role in helping us achieve our purpose. We lead in our markets, seek new opportunities and perform at our best, every day.” – Lynnda Pekel, Global Head of Procurement & Logistics
Vacancy: Purchasing Manager
The Purchasing Manager is part of the Stolt Tankers business and leads twelve Sourcing and Logistics Coordinators (SLCs) globally. There are two in Singapore, two in Houston (United States), two in Manila (Philippines), and six in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). They procure everything on the ships from food, machinery and tools, to crew supplies.The Purchasing Manager reports to the Head of Global Procurement and Logistics.
The stakeholders are the ships’ chief engineers, captains, and superintendents that need intensive contact on operational purchasing matters, to align priorities, coordinate logistics, and discuss last minute changes.
The environment is very dynamic, and the role requires quick switching between in-the-moment details and the big picture. Given the team’s diversity of Sourcing and Logistics Coordinators’ various cultures, capabilities, and career stages, the Purchasing Manager needs adaptive management skills and the ability to inspire their entire team.
This role also identifies operational process improvements and opportunities for procurement innovation, such as more cost efficient and effective order deliveries. In addition, they contribute to vendor management activities, including audits and performance review.
“ The Purchasing Manager builds respectful relationships with the people in procurement and logistics, and has a key focus on the SLC Team’s personal development ” – Lynnda Pekel, Global Head of Procurement and Logistics
The role is based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and involves some travel. This can include when the Purchasing Manager visits colleagues in the Singapore, Manila, and Houston offices at least once a year.
Stolt-Nielsen works with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, contact Charlotte Braat at email@example.com .