• *Procurement Specialist - Delaware

    Job Locations US-DE-Wilmington
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/21/2018 4:02 PM)
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  • Overview

    Solenis is a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets, and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company operates 30 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of 3,500 professionals in 118 countries across five continents. For additional information about Solenis, please visit |Twitter | LinkedIn.


    Solenis is staffed with great minds and powered by ingenuity. When you join the Solenis team, you become part of a global community of 3,500 experts who work together to provide advanced process and water treatment solutions. Our team members take pride in their ability to think dynamically and help solve our customers’ unique challenges. If you’re interested in becoming a part of our elite team, please explore our current career opportunities.


    Leverage deep data analytics and data mining skills to deliver insights that will optimize Variable Cost Forecasting and Cost Reduction efforts in the areas of Chemical Raw Materials, Logistics & Indirect/Corporate Services, enable a robust data driven process to improve Cost Forecasting and Cost Reduction Opportunities on a global basis. Reporting to Global Category Directors and Procurement Managers, the procurement analyst will be responsible and accountable for all quantitative analysis in the areas below:


    Variable Cost Forecasting

    • Deploy best–in-class pricing analytics, models and research methods to analyze/test
      • Development of predictive analytics to forecast future variable cost performance.
      • Benchmark and trend actual variable cost performance vs external market indicators
      • Provide forward looking variable cost guidance in the areas of Chemical Raw Materials, Logistics and Corporate/Indirect.


    Variable Cost Opportunity Identification

    • Develop quantitative models to
      • Determine cost savings opportunities across multiple geographies, plants and chemicals.
      • Develop “Should Cost” models for major materials to assist in Procurement negotiations.


    Purchase Price Variance performance monitoring and reporting: Work with procurement team members:

    • Report Purchase Price Variance performance related to purchase price, volume, foreign exchange on at least a monthly basis along with insights and recommendations to track against business plan for each spend area globally.
    • Develop additional purchase price performance reporting metrics and methods for Raw Materials, Logistics, Corporate Services/Indirect.
    • Devise smart methods for identifying data integrity issues and implement corrective actions.
    • Improve capabilities to track cost increases for raw materials from Purchase Order, through Inventory valuation, Manufacturing to COGS.
    • Develop professional reports, presentations and dashboards for senior executives


    Analytic Models & Dashboard Optimization

    • Develop, optimize and manage Purchasing analytics models (calculators, Should Cost models, price vs payment terms, consignment value models etc.) and create and optimize dashboards for Procurement and corporate management
    • Perform analysis for monthly reporting of Purchasing performance for various parts of the global business


    SAP Master Data and Source to Pay process administration maintenance:

    • Maintain active processes to identify opportunities for improvement.
    • Manage contract database, monitor lifecycle, contract expiration/renegotiation calendar and contract improvement opportunities


    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics or Chemical Engineering necessary. MS or Certificate courses in analytics preferred.
    • 5+ years of relevant quantitative analytics experience.
    • Leadership Capabilities: Must have proven capability in the following - Team Builder, People Developer, Planning & Execution Facilitator, Relationship Builder, and Business Expert.
    • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, dealing with conflicting requests, and prioritizing work requests.
    • Prior best practice experience with Chemicals, Logistics and Procurement analysis.
    • Deep knowledge of advanced analytics methods and ability to analyze data and provide recommendation, including experience with Tableau.
    • Strong knowledge and experience of Source To Pay processes within an SAP ERP system preferable.
    • Strong remote working capabilities – voice, video and web conferencing, instant messaging and other online collaboration tools.

    At Solenis, we understand that our greatest asset is our people. That is why we offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and numerous opportunities for professional growth and development. So, if you are interested in working for a world-class company and enjoy solving complex challenges, whether in the lab or the field, consider joining our team.


    Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including Minorities / Women/ Veterans / Disabled.  
    Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


    Should you require assistance in applying to this opportunity, please reach out to Solenis Talent Acquisition at 1-888-756-2701. #LI-JD1


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