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Sr. Sourcing Specialist (in office)

Company: SolvChem, Inc.
Location: Pearland
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Sr. Sourcing Specialist (in office)SolvChem, Inc. is seeking an experienced Senior Sourcing Specialist thathas strong negotiations skills to deliver value to the business. The energetic candidate will source for the company all categories i.e.; Commodity chemicals (solvents, aromatics, fuels, menthol to new a few), components (plastic bottles, metal cans, metal pails, poly pails, drums and poly totes, pallets, card board boxes). Will also manage the logistics category by managing the relationship with the third party vendor who provides the Logistics services (LTL, TL, Intermodal and Ocean (import/export). The Sourcing Specialist creates value by providing appropriate input into the development and implementation of sourcing strategies, function/business specific related agreements and related work processes in accordance with the global strategy. Supports all clients in the business and functions that responsible category areas support. An active team member with responsibility for various sourcing activities pertaining to running the business projects and provides support to the overall sourcing strategy. Manage sourcing projects with increasing complexity and medium value for the Logistics Category.Summary of Key Responsibilities:- Executes the sourcing process and is able to effectively source segments and/or commodities with increasing complexity and medium value.- Understands strategies for assigned segments or commodities and proactively drives initiatives to meet sourcing objectives.- Drives productivity opportunities with supply base to deliver value to the business.- Supports Category Managers during complex sourcing initiatives through data modeling and analysis, change management and new process execution.- Maximizes revenue share and controls cost by responding to audits, surveys, or other information requests from internal and external sources.- Articulates procurement policies and standards. Encourages and enforces compliance. Answers inquiries requiring interpretation of policies and contributes to a strong governance culture by complying with appropriate governance policies and procedures.- Works collaboratively with the Buyers in the implementation of strategic sourcing initiatives.- Develops and composes bid specifications in such a manner that internal customer needs are addressed.- Demonstrates the initiative to challenge inefficiencies, process deviations, and strategy deviations.- Understands strategies for assigned commodities and proactively drives initiatives to meet sourcing objectives- Assesses supplier capabilities thru KPI analysis and makes recommendations on supplier acceptability. Identifies and qualifies new suppliers as required.- Provides metrics for all Divisions as required.- Maintains excellent communication and dialogue with sales, purchasing, customer service & the planning departments.- Promote a safe working environment with the company Environmental, Health and Safety Programs.- This list is not all-inclusive and may include other duties as assigned and necessary for the operation and management of the shift and overall plant. Will perform other related duties as assigned.Qualifications and Education Requirements:- High School Diploma or equivalent required.- Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Logistics or equivalent Chemical/ Manufacturing from an accredited College/ University or related field required.- Bilingual - Read, write, communicate (English/Spanish) preferred- Minimum three (3+) years of chemical or related industry experience and knowledge related to purchasing and materials management is required.- Minimum three (3+) years of chemical industry, manufacturing/packaging/distribution/industry preferred.- Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office programs preferred, advanced Excel required- Experience with enterprise business systems; Chempax, SAP, or related ERP systems, cloud based systems is needed.Physical Demands/Working & Environmental Conditions:- General office environment including; stand, walk, reach, stoop, kneel, bend, or crouch and use of hands to grasp, handle, feel, reach with hands and arms, lift/ pick up and type.- Physical ability to stand and walk for long periods.- Must be able to pass company's Drug & Alcohol Screenings.SolvChem offers competitive wages and benefits.SolvChem is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. EOE.

Keywords: SolvChem, Inc., Pearland , Sr. Sourcing Specialist (in office), Administration, Clerical , Pearland, Texas

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