Posted: 18 March 2022

Contract Manager – DSM

Location: Geleen, The Netherlands
Hours: 40

Purpose of the job

Execute contract implementation to maximize contract value and compliance. Improve supplier performance and provide input to future sourcing initiatives. Contribute to the implementation and/or improvement of strategic issues and process performance of the department.


  • Contract manager executes contract implementation:
  • Responsible for execution of the implementation plan
  • Track and report key performance indicators
  • Propose and implement corrective actions to Category manager
  • Provide input to Category Manager for future sourcing initiatives from lessons learned (new sourcing initiatives and trends, development of contract, development of implementation plan)
  • Work in close collaboration with Category managers and Internal stakeholders in order to ensure acceptance of contracts

Supplier management

  • Lead the SPE (Supplier Performance Evaluation) process for assigned suppliers, be responsible for the quality of the SPE report, ensure that the supplier defines effective corrective actions and follow-up the implementation of the improvement actions.
  • Consolidate findings of supplier performance and report to Category manager as input for the cross-functional review meetings with the suppliers.
  • Implement supplier development activities as defined in the (cross-functional) review meetings with suppliers in order to improve performance and further reduce cost
  • Pro-actively assess opportunities and implement actions defined by the Category Manager to improve supplier performance, which includes but not limited to cost-saving and/or productivity programs
  • Support SQM (Supplier Quality Manager) to collect/update supplier documentation and information
  • Support in the preparation and execution of quality audits at supplier sites

Complaint handling

  • Be the owner of supplier-related complaints, and be responsible for the timely and correct response of the supplier. Accountable for the quality and timely evaluation/judgement/closure of the complaint.
  • Follow-up on claim settling with suppliers
  • Monthly review complaints with sites
  • Purchasing Order Coordination
  • Escalate to the supplier when availability issues occur and take decisions within agreed boundaries (extra costs)
  • Support in case of issues linked to contract Management or contract Administration
  • Risk Management
  • Execute risk management plans with sites to secure supply.
  • Responsible for providing the agreed input to Supply Chain on stock level & lead time raw materials
  • Project Execution Management
  • Collect external data package and coordinate with cross-functional team to create new SKU’s
  • Assist in the development of Phase In – Phase Out SCM plan
  • Provide insights to CAM on trial timing and success
  • Oversee the implementation of new materials

Junior buying/operational buying

  • Execute quick market scans, evaluate risks, align with CAMs, engage negotiations, put into place purchasing and/or intermediary agreements
  • Review buying activities regularly with CAM
  • Further in the development of a contract manager job buying tasks can be granted if the development stage allows this: Commercial responsibility & initiative for specific buying activities with clear rules/boundaries

For more information about this vacancy, contact recruiter Raphaël + 31 6 18698563

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