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Associate Chemicals Category Manager

DSJ Global Rosemont ,IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Title: Associate Category Manager - Chemicals

Salary: Highly Competitive

Company Overview: An industry-leading Consumer Product and Chemical Manufacturer is looking to add an Associate Category Manager - Chemicals position to its growing procurement department. This position reports into the Category Manager and works directly with the Procurement Director - Chemicals. They are looking for a highly motivated, entrepreneurial mindset individual to join the team.

The Associate Category Manager - Chemicals is responsible for…

  • Managed assigned chemical categories with responsibilities of analyzing spend data, sourcing, negotiation, administration, implementation of strategic initiatives across all business units
  • Act as subject matter expert for category, maintain business intelligence, current market trends knowledge, commodity data, and regulatory guidelines and best in practice procurement methodology
  • Plan and execute sourcing strategies across all business units
  • Develop an understanding of supply and demand characteristics while negating supply risk
  • Develop and negotiate contracts, long-term agreements and amendments with suppliers
  • Manage key supplier performance goals and objectives, communicate periodic results to plan and manages top-level continuous improvement, and develop key awareness of industry performance benchmarks
  • Develop, investigate and deliver year-over-year cost savings through total cost management tools such as productivity improvement, value analysis/value engineering, lean, six sigma, etc.

The Associate Category Manager - Chemicals should have the following qualifications:

  • BA degree required in Business or Engineering, preferable Chemical
  • 5+ years of sourcing for raw materials or a commodity
  • Experience managing multiple sites
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong leadership, initiative, and planning skills
  • Critical thinker, with excellent analytic abilities
  • Up to 30% travel

DSJ Global


Rosemont, IL