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Supply Chain Procurement Category Manager

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A career at SABIC provides you with an opportunity to leave a lasting positive impact to the world and yourself. From excellent health and well-being benefits to our comprehensive learning programs. We offer a wide range of benefits and offerings that recognize that our people have unique motivations and ambitions. It’s all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let’s explore what matters!

 

As one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies, we activate the power of human capital to address society’s future challenges. Through partnerships, we enable life-saving medical innovations and help fight world hunger. We are driving the circular economy for the benefit of communities and our planet through sustainability initiatives, such as our TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio.  Our success is built upon the collective excellence of our 32,000 employees in 50+ countries.  Our values – Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver – are the foundation of our success. To learn more about these and how we strive to Be the Impact, click here.

 

Our purpose is "Chemistry that Matters". This is what drives us to do what we do. "Chemistry" goes beyond applying science and technology to enhance the supply of essential materials to the world. It is how we work, to build long-lasting relationships of trust. “What Matters” is making a meaningful impact for the world – through the customers and communities we collaborate with, so that we succeed and grow together.

 

 

It is all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let us explore this together!

 

For an overview of our work culture and benefits, click here. 

 

 

Job Summary

The position is responsible for the regional strategies and procurement of Logistics Services (Road, Rail, Barge, Warehouse Services & Storage, Survey, Terminals, Import/Export Agent, 3PL contracts etc.) requirements for Solids and Liquids. Regional geography include Canada, USA, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil with growth aspirations. 

 

 

How You Can Be the Impact

  • Create and execute the Regional Supply Chain Procurement Strategy for assigned sub-categories for company’s distribution in AMR in order to capture maximum value and synergies.
  • Collaborate with global and other regional procurement category managers and stakeholders in developing and implementing AMR category strategies and strategic sourcing efforts that support Company profitability and growth, thus resulting in a positive impact to overall SABIC bottom line.
  • Lead contract & coach as required all negotiations and placement of contracts with value creation in mind for all supply chain regional needs and manage assigned category contracts.
  • Support Global (Marine, Air & Warehouse) category managers for AMR requirements  (Contract renewal, negotiation, bidding, awarding, market intelligence, business collaboration/education, etc.)
  • Assess business requirements, qualify supply chain service providers, conduct competitive tenders, evaluate offers, award and negotiate contracts through efficient and effect category and contract management practices.
  • Develop business cases,  should cost models, and cost adjustment formulas for identified scopes; identify and utilize appropriate market intelligence and best practices in the analysis, document benefits & value creation, collaborate with the business to understand current & future spend, and agree on the critical success factors and business challenges for each strategy & contract.
  • Develop, analyzes, and reports savings calculations for projects and other metrics as required.
  • Challenge existing business concepts and sole/single source situations that arise.
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts for AMR Supply Chain and develop effective business relationships to ensure compliance with policy and procedures.
  • Manage change management through influence, knowledge and internal cross-functional teams within the business and function.
  • Coordinate internal needs with external market and suppliers for rapid response in a dynamic market.
  • Enable and champion a do-it-right-the-first-time frame of business – lead by example regarding compliance to legislation, standards and company requirements.
  • Manage and ensure compliance in all aspects of the procurement process with education to business and supplier base as required.
  • Minimizing overall Supply Chain Risks through conformance with Procurement Policy, upholding EHSS standard and code of ethics with Supply Chain service providers and business partners.
  • Manage supplier performance; segment supplier base and routinely schedule and review suppliers’ KPI performance to ensure expectations are met and value is attained.
  • Coordinate all activity with legal and Global/Regional Procurement teams to ensure robust strategies, contracts, KPI’s and continuous Improvement initiatives are in place and functional for Supply Chain.
  • Assists with special projects as assigned or requested.

 

 

What Matters to SABIC

  • BA in Supply Chain Management (Procurement), Business Administration, Finance, Engineering (preferably Chemical, Industrial or Mechanical), Industrial Management or Economics or equivalent industry experience in Procurement and Supply Chain Logistics.  MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 8+ years’ experience in supply chain procurement and related roles, with a preference for experience in directly managing barge, ocean, warehouse, and logistics service categories, including sourcing, contract negotiations and supplier management in the Americas.  
  • Competencies:
  • Effective Communication and Collaboration
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Global Outlook
  • Influencing for Impact
  • Customer Service/Focus
  • Negotiation
  • Relationship Management
  • Strategic Focus
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Action and Results Oriented
  • Leader of challenge and Change
  • Inclusiveness
  • Procurement policy and procedure Compliance
  • Category and Contract Management
  • Procurement Strategy creation, sourcing excellence and contracting complex agreements
  • Coaching teams and business partners

 

What Matters to SABIC

  • BA in Supply Chain Management (Procurement), Business Administration, Finance, Engineering (preferably Chemical, Industrial or Mechanical), Industrial Management or Economics or equivalent industry experience in Procurement and Supply Chain Logistics.  MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 8+ years’ experience in supply chain procurement and related roles, with a preference for experience in directly managing barge, ocean, warehouse, and logistics service categories, including sourcing, contract negotiations and supplier management in the Americas.  
  • Competencies:
  • Effective Communication and Collaboration
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Global Outlook
  • Influencing for Impact
  • Customer Service/Focus
  • Negotiation
  • Relationship Management
  • Strategic Focus
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Action and Results Oriented
  • Leader of challenge and Change
  • Inclusiveness
  • Procurement policy and procedure Compliance
  • Category and Contract Management
  • Procurement Strategy creation, sourcing excellence and contracting complex agreements
  • Coaching teams and business partners

 

 

Skills:

  • Ability to create, develop, define, challenge and execute procurement category strategies related to global & regional scope and complexity
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal) across all business levels, sites, cross-national and cross-functional organizations
  • Independently & proactively create plans and deliver results in a complex internal & external environment
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Create should cost models and utilize market intelligence to identify and support strategies
  • Lead educational awareness & compliance sessions - set the example concerning policies, procedures, system usage and best practices in the areas of Supply Management, Procurement, and supplier qualifications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong level of quantitative, analytical and conceptual skills
  • Strong critical thinking and decision quality
  • Ability to build, lead and coach teams and foster business relationships with and without direct authority
  • Strong cultural awareness and diversity appreciation
  • Fluent in English with Spanish and Portuguese a plus
  • Knowledge of SABIC products/services; specific content experience within any SBU a plus
  • Skilled in ERP system usage, especially SAP

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.

 

Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to work  (e.g. Monday – Friday)] during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs

 

We are proud to be a diverse and an equal opportunity employer .We are fully committed to a culture of respect and inclusion.

 

 

 


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