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Saint-Gobain Sustainable Sourcing Leader, Surface Conditioning in Worcester, Massachusetts

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

With over 60,000 employees working across 46 countries, Saint-Gobain’s Innovative Materials Sector boasts a unique and profitable portfolio of high-tech and high value-added solutions for housing and construction, mobility, healthcare and industry.

A true technology bridgehead for the Saint-Gobain Group, the Innovative Materials Sector is supported by 3 powerful growth drivers: innovation, co-development and research.

In the field of High Performance Materials, it proposes a comprehensive range of innovative technologies targeting the housing and construction market, transport, industry and healthcare, and combined into four families of materials: ceramics, polymers, abrasives and technical fabrics. Flat Glass is a world leader in manufacturing, processing and selling glass products for the construction and transportation sector (including the automotive industry).

This position is responsible for managing sourcing of strategic materials for Surface Conditioning business, strengthening the resilience of the raw material supply chain, and managing end to end supply chain to ensure a high quality service to the customer. The incumbent will be responsible for purchasing. As part of this mission, s/he will be responsible in identifying and qualifying alternate suppliers to lower the scope 3 carbon emissions of Surface Conditioning.

Essential Functions:

Strategic sourcing

  • Increase resilience of Surface Conditioning business with regard to strategic raw material materials suppliers

  • Develop second source suppliers for single and sole source suppliers

  • Manage supplier relationships, timelines, and plan qualification processes with the Surface Conditioning technical team

  • Meet key strategic suppliers and audit their financial health and business continuity plan


  • Develop sourcing options and supply chain routes with lower carbon footprint in line with Saint-Gobain strategy

  • Propose and lead the roadmap to lower scope 3 carbon emissions of Surface Conditioning , taking into account the growth of the business.

    Working capital management

  • Work closely with the manager of clear coat business within Surface Conditioning (located in Worcester, MA) in order to manage inventory and place orders for raw material, interfacing directly with the suppliers and follow up with suppliers

  • Work closely with business manager to lower working capital while ensuring the customer on time performance

  • Payments terms and on-site consignment negotiation

    Employee Development

  • Review and set priorities for the Purchasing Specialist

    Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Science, or other related field and experience working in a manufacturing environment is required. Master's Degree is preferred.

    Technical background in a manufacturing environment - at least 3 years of experience is required.

    Purchasing, negotiation - at least 1 year of experience is preferred.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.