Some timeless attributes of industry professionals such as Sourcing Managers include:
- Be proactive and prepared
- Stay calm under pressure
- Go the extra mile
- ”Dress the part”…
…Yes, in our world it is important to project a crisp, professional image. However, when you conduct business from home and your image to the outside world is literally chest high, some options emerge that were not previously available.
My week as a Guest Editor comes to an end with a Quick-fire Interview! 90 seconds Thorin challenged me with a Q&A session about book recommendations, my heroes, and specialty chemicals! I hope you enjoyed the journey throught the world of procurement with me!
------------------------------------------------------------------------------Meine Woche als Guest Editor endet heute mit einem Quick-fire Interview! 90 Sekunden Fragen und Antworten mit Thorin über Buchempfehlungen, meine Helden und Spezialchemie! Ich hoffe, euch hat die Reise mit mir durch die Welt des Procurement Spaß gemacht!
Global CPO brunchinner
More than 11 000 miles and 3 time zones can’t stop our Methanol & Ammonia Sourcing Managers from great teamwork…
…and from having fun!
Here you see one of our global Sourcing Teams Peter, Natalie and Birte based in Parsippany, Singapore and Marl having lots of fun during casual exchange at brunchinner with Hanau based Evonik Chief Procurement Officer Götz.
Missing those days of doing sports together!
Being a Sourcing Manager is demanding and can be stressful sometimes.
Evonik well@work initiative offers the possibility to balance daily work together with colleagues.
On the first picture you see me and my procurement colleagues taking part at the Rhein-Ruhr Marathon relay.
On the second picture I'm wearing my Evonik well@work T-shirt while hiking in the Tyrolean mountains.
#Procurement#flattenthecurve#rawmaterials#Sourcing Manager#Team Work#well@work running
Year-end Sprint aka Negotiation Marathon:
End of the year Andreas has to fix not only prices and volumes in contracts but also develop strategies for sourcing of bio based propylene and propene.
On the left picture: Julia, Senior Sustainability Manager at Evonik and Andreas, Director Base Petrochemical Sourcing Manager are discussing Business Line requirements for bio based products.
On the right, you see Andreas right before a real life sprint: After hard negotiations and for his work-life-balance Andreas likes to run. This helps him to generate new ideas and review his negotiation day.