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ICP Group Buyer in Andover, Massachusetts

Summary

This position is responsible for working with the Commodity Manager and Operations to optimize the Supply Chain. Primary responsibilities will include leveraging synergy savings and opportunities across the business while ensuring continuity of supply. The candidate will be responsible to help identify areas of opportunity and work with the team to drive improvements. The candidate will monitor the performance of the current supply base and overall commodity health, making appropriate recommendations and changes where necessary.

Essential Duties

  • Coordinate with internal customers to implement supplier changes, as required; assist plants and internal customers on sourcing related issues.

  • Assist in developing and tracking strategic KPIs

  • Work with R&D to communicate and facilitate alternative and new materials that create value and support ICP Vision

  • Analyze cross-divisional impact on global sourcing decisions

  • Assist in monitoring, communicating, and mitigating geopolitical risks and events impacting supply

  • Work with R&D group to ensure involvement in supplier selection process

  • Prepare RFIs, RFQs, and RFPs for product categories, complete bid evaluations.

  • Negotiate with suppliers for execution of Supply Agreements that achieve lowest total system cost, and which are in accordance with company policies and procedures.

  • Track supplier metrics, communicate supplier performance, and forecast requirements, as needed, ensuring all purchases consistent with quality and delivery requirements.

  • Associate feedstock and market intelligence with correlation to material pricing

  • Interface with other functional groups (Internal, External, and International) to provide information

  • Collaborate across the ICP organization to ensure business objectives are met

  • Travel requirement of 10-25%

  • All Other duties as assigned

    Competencies

  • Facilitating Change

  • Building Strategic Working Relationships

  • Business Acumen

  • Planning and Organizing

  • Strategic Decision Making

  • Managing Conflict

  • Communication

    Technical knowledge/skills

  • Understanding of standard purchasing and supply chain concepts, practices, and procedures

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Strategic and systems thinking

  • Excellent computer skills

  • Familiar with financial management and analysis

  • Ability to excel in a matrix management environment

  • Global supply chain knowledge

    General knowledge/skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong customer focus

  • Excellent organizational and follow up skills with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Strong project management and vendor management skills

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills

  • Understand elements of Manufacturing and R&D and their respective strategies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of supply chain concepts and methods

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

  • Results management – Ability to manage timelines and deliverables

  • Personal effectiveness/credibility

  • Professional supply chain planning or purchasing certification or affiliation desired (ISM, CSCMP, APICS)

    Education/Experience

  • BS/BA Degree required; Chemistry degree preferred

  • 5+ years of industry experience in petrochemical industry and a strong understanding of chemical production processes and the impact of various economic forces on the chemical industry.

  • Experience in use of ERP systems (Sage, Syspro, Oracle, SAP, or equivalent)

  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook)

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