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Director Purchasing & Supply Chain Management

Fibrant B.V. Academisch Urmond 40 uur Procedure succesvol ingevuld


Fibrant headquartered in Geleen, is a manufacturer and supplier of chemical products and technologies. Next being a market leader in caprolactam, cyclohexanone and ammonium sulfate, Fibrant is a chemical company with a passion for sustainability. Fibrant breathes entrepreneurship, is internationally active and leading in its field of expertise. Fibrant is part of the Highsun Group. Highsun is a well-recognized leader in the Asian Polyamide 6 industry. Started in 1984, the family owned company has grown to a €6,2 bn company with over 8,100 employees. The key activities include the production of base chemicals such as Caprolactam and converting this into fibers for the textile and polymers for various other industries like the automotive and packaging industry. Highsun is active in many steps of the Polyamide value chain and acquired Fibrant to strengthen their world leading position in Caprolactam and to become a technology leader. Highsun has a strong growth ambition.


Fibrant is taking a next step in its development. The aim is to strengthen its position as market leader with great respect for our blue planet.

On behalf of Fibrant, we are looking for an experienced

Director Purchasing Supply Chain Management
- people manager with a passion for sustainability -

As Director Purchasing Supply Chain Management and being part of the Fibrant Management Team your challenge will be to co-lead Fibrant into the next phase of its development. Next to building long-term relationships with key stakeholders in the value chain, you have a natural drive for continuous improvement leading to new and stronger existing partnerships. All driving Fibrant’s performance towards an even better sustainable and profitable growth.

You will define and implement the Purchasing Strategy and the Business Purchasing plan based on the overall Fibrant strategy. You will track performance based on KPI’s and initiate corrective actions to ensure plans keep on track and targets are met. In your role you have a solid understanding of global developments and trends, that might affect Fibrant's raw materials flow. It is your responsibility to translate these trends into an impact scenario for Fibrant. You proactively align with all relevant disciplines leading to the right actions. You manage the inter-regional product flows in line with Fibrant strategy. You personally engage in strategic partnerships and negotiate and manage high impact contracts. You preferably bring in a strong network of relevant value chain stakeholders and/or you naturally and continuously build this network. Managing special high impact and strategic projects in the field of SCM and beyond will be a challenging addition to your day-to-day job.

As a people manager you will lead a team of 30 colleagues by example. Your energizing and coaching leadership style in combination with your drive for continuous improvement will fuel your team to excel on both personal and professional level. You will support and coach your team in their negotiations and cooperation with other suppliers and value chain partners. Furthermore you will lead and streamline your department in continuously improving its processes, work flows and ways-of-working to remain best-in-class in a changing environment.

Fibrant is keen in ensuring a Safe, Healthy and Effective working climate (e.g. challenging, coaching training) for all its employees, in your role you ensure that this is safeguarded for the Purchasing and Supply Chain discipline. All in line with our Fibrant values. You will drive and maintain an effective SHEQ (Safety Health Environment Quality) attitude and support operational managers in their needs to secure License To Operate (LTO).


For this key position you have a Master level and a broad purchasing or sales background (raw materials) in an international environment and on an executive level. You also may look back on 5-10 years of managerial experience leading high performance teams and driving growth. Preferably you bring a relevant network in the chemical industry. You will continue to build up a relevant network of key stakeholders along the value chain. You are a mature sparring partner with a great curiosity in the business. You combine a long term vision with a hands-on mentality while, based on your experience, you can easily translate global developments into the impact on the raw materials market. Your leadership style is collaborative and you know how to build a sustainable performance culture. An open and approachable personality with strong interpersonal and negotiating skills and the ability to create new insights make you a great leader to work for and with. You are known for your team-building skills and your personal characteristics can be described as sharp, curious and bright with a good sense of humour. As for language skills your English is fluent and Dutch preferable.


Your contribution will be crucial for the continuing success of the company. Fibrant offers a positive working environment with great team spirit. Your input will play a crucial role in fulfilling Fibrant’s ambitions. Accordingly, the remuneration package is substantial.

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For more information please contact Désirée Alzer ( on + 31 6 12 82 93 86 or Bas Thissen ( on +31 6 12 28 65 11. You can also contact our office in Maastricht on +32 43 32 999 55.

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