• Procurement Manager

    Job Locations US-DE-Wilmington
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/1/2019 12:54 PM)
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  • Overview

    Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries, including 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 has 41 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 5,200 professionals in 120 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 5,200 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.


    Primary Responsibilities

    • Accountability for the full sourcing execution of an assigned category and family of raw materials for North America.
    • Understanding of assigned categories: analyzing the market, preparing sourcing strategies, utilization of a formal RFP process with implementation and tracking of results.
    • Development and formal execution of global procurement strategies and best practices associated with bidding, negotiation, and supplier development.
    • Sourcing of assigned materials on a global basis and defining a global strategic approach together with the Global Category Leader team.
    • Identification, attaining commitment, and implementation of cost-out improvement opportunities to create structural and sustained advantages.
    • Development of “should cost” and “make versus buy” financial models which provide predictive analysis to support decision making.
    • Provide forward looking guidance on trends, threats, and opportunities throughout the complete feedstock and supply chain.
    • Development of contingency and risk mitigation plans.
    • Building positive relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
    • Support of new supplier qualifications to expand the supply base.
    • Utilizing e-technologies (i.e,..e-RFP’s, Internet searches, reverse auctions, etc.)
    • Ensuring compliance with Environmental, Health & Safety, and Responsible Care programs.


    • Greater than 3-years of experience in purchasing in the chemical market.
    • Capability to develop suppliers from low cost countries/regions.
    • Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering preferred.
    • Ability to work effectively in a geographically distributed organization.
    • Working knowledge of SAP.
    • Excellent organization capabilities and project management skills.
    • Data analysis skills - Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power Point and their higher level functions such as pivot tables, v-look, formulas, etc.
    • Problem solving skills.
    • Ability to identify, understand and provide prioritization of actions to all elements of the organization.
    • Ability to work in a very diverse and matrixed environment across a broad group of multi-functional stakeholders.


    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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