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Sourcing Manager

Fibrant B.V. HBO Urmond 40 uur U kunt solliciteren


The Fibrant story begins in 1952, when the first factory was commissioned for the production of Caprolactam in The Netherlands. Nowadays, Fibrant is part of HSCC (also known as Highsun Group China), together they are the largest Caprolactam and Ammonium Sulfate producer in the world with production facilities in The Netherlands (Geleen) and China (Fuzhou and Nanjing).

From the headquarters in the chemical heart of the Netherlands, Fibrant aims to be the undisputed market leader in Caprolactam, Cyclohexanone and Ammonium Sulfate. Innovation and sustainability are key drivers for success. With the introduction of EcoLactam®, the latest generation of products, Fibrant is proud to set the standard in low carbon footprint, bio-based and circular Caprolactam. Fibrant serves via her valued business partners the majority of value chains amongst which the textile, automotive, food packaging, and agricultural value chains. All relying on Fibrant’s high-quality and sustainable products.

In the Netherlands Fibrant employs a staff with over 350 professionals, located at the head office in Urmond and the Chemelot-site in Geleen. Fibrant stands for ‘pure chemistry’ which not only refers to setting the benchmark in sustainable products and innovation but also to the chemistry among employees and business partners.

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As a self-propelling sourcing manager with a strong drive for results you will be responsible for Direct and Indirect Spend. As a team player you make the connection between business needs and suppliers, to deliver an outstanding performance at acceptable costs. With your fresh look on the current way of working you will also contribute to optimizing processes and procedures.
Within the broad spend responsibility there are 2 main categories, Raw Materials Logistics. The challenge will be to combine sourcing of these main categories and the remaining spend in a dynamic business environment.
The task of you as a Sourcing Manager is to carry out commercial and strategic aspects of purchasing for the Direct and Indirect spend.

For Raw Materials the focus is on commodities such as Sulfur and Sulfuric Acid. Annual spend in this category is +/- €40-50m.
For Logistics the sourcing includes rail, road, sea freight, barging, storage and handling services for the caprolactam, Cyclohexanone and ammonium sulphate activities of Fibrant. Annual spend in this category is ± €30m.
You will work closely with all stakeholder functions, such as supply chain management, plant management, marketing sales management and legal.
In this position you will report to the Director Purchasing Supply Chain Management.


For this key position you have a Bachelor or Master’s degree (or equivalent through experience) and a minimum of 5 years relevant working experience, including strategic purchasing and experience in raw materials and/or logistics within a SME (‘MKB’) environment. Your Dutch and English language skills are fluent. Additional languages are an asset.


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

A development assessment may be included in the process.

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Do you still have any questions?

For more information about this position contact:

Désirée Alzer

Senior Consultant
+31(0)6 128 29 386