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Sourcing Manager Raw Materials (m/f)

Sourcing Manager Raw Materials (m/f)

Requisition ID 
2017-7609
Country 
Netherlands
City 
Amsterdam
Posted Date 
20/10/2017

Opportunity Details:

Overview:

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our two complementary business cores, Acetyl Chain and Materials Solutions, use the full breadth of Celanese's global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for our customers and the corporation. As we partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs, we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs approximately 7,300 employees worldwide and had 2016 net sales of $5.4 billion.

Responsibilities:

  • Function as a global procurement lead for the portfolio of strategic raw materials for our Engineered Materials business unit
  • Negotiate frame agreements in close cooperation with internal departments and drive the application of contractual terms & conditions
  • Develop and communicate comprehensive supply strategies for the designated portfolio
  • Manage raw material selection process and recommend/select vendors
  • Establish supplier and 3rd party networks to help us access information about market trends and competitive position of supply base
  • Review raw materials supplier performance for quality, on-time delivery, etc. and determine appropriate resolutions where issues arise
  • Review and approve/deny all purchase requisitions issued by the manufacturing entities based on price, supplier and/or quantity guidelines

Qualifications:

  • Academic degree; degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering preferred; MBA an asset
  • At least 7 years of procurement or sales experience ideally in the chemical industry
  • Ability to successfully lead diverse groups towards a desired outcome through persuasion and influence
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and strategic approach to procurement issues
  • Strong communication skills
  • Result oriented and perseverant
  • Fluent in English; German or Italian skills advantageous