Sr. Buyer, Procurement


Sr. Buyer, Procurement


Mt. Vernon, IN

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Chemistry that Matters™

Functional Forms offers high quality, market leading, engineered thermoplastic sheet and film LEXAN™ branded products across diverse industries, ranging from building and construction to consumer electronics. We focus on research and development with commercial partners and experts from leading academic institutions. Together we bring improvements that help customers make the world better, faster, lighter, and cost effective in ways that also protect the environment. We have an extensive global presence with about 700 employees, 9 manufacturing sites and presence in 19 countries.

Functional Forms looks to transform in the coming year therefore we seek people who have an entrepreneurial spirit and business wisdom. Individuals who thrive in a collaborative environment with clear responsibilities, focused on process improvement, building/growing and with a business start-up mindset will be successful. This journey is just getting started and we need your help!


Job Summary

The Senior Regional Buyer will manage multi-regions and support global procurement activities, including executing procurement strategies for single and multi-site/region use.  Transactional activities will be in a magnitude of USD 50-200 million that addresses a wide array of categories and spend.  Portfolio will address all business needs regionally and may include global focus categories as necessary in Direct Materials (raw materials, chemicals, energy, industrial gas, etc.); Indirects (technical goods and services, equipment, materials for operations, back office support agreements, etc.); and Supply Chain (warehouses, logistics, freight forwarding, marine, air freight, etc.).  Focus will be on securing contracts, surety of supply, supplier performance, continuous improvement in the process, and operational excellence in transactional purchasing.  


How You Can Be the Impact

  • Manages the day-to-day procurement needs through the Company ERP system, providing expertise of MM Module and Service Module. 
  • Conducts and/or supports supplier bids and contract negotiations to ensure compliance, and optimizes costs.
  • Partners with other Procurement Team to understand, provide input on design, implement, and manage longer-term strategic supply plan.
  • Creates strategy for and executes the purchasing of goods and/or services. 
  • Oversees monthly, quarterly, and year-end validation of pricing on assigned orders as per established financial practices and procedures.
  • Manages supplier compliance with corporate procurement standards and policies.
  • Analyzes performance of existing regional/global-specific systems, processes, and guidelines, performs required updates, and ensures corrective actions are taken to enable best-in-class offerings within procurement strategy.

What Matters to SABIC

  • Minimum Bachelor and/or Master’s Degree in Business/Administration/Supply Chain and/or Procurement/related study
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Procurement. 
  • Solid knowledge of manufacturing concepts in alignment with specific procurement knowledge
  • Good interpersonal skills (interacting with global virtual organizations)
  • Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Good quantitative, analytical, conceptual, and planning skills
  • High sensitivity to cultural awareness and change management
  • Cross-functional / regional experience and the ability to independently manage multiple tasks
  • Knowledge of and experience in petrochemicals: technology, business economics, and market dynamics and value drivers
  • Basic Legal knowledge in relation to contracts
  • Strong Compliance culture

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.