ICP Group Buyer in Andover, Massachusetts
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.
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
Building Strategic Working Relationships
Planning and Organizing
Strategic Decision Making
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
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
Professional supply chain planning or purchasing certification or affiliation desired (ISM, CSCMP, APICS)
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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