iLocatum

Cleveland, OH

Sourcing Analyst- Chemicals

ROLE SUMMARY

Our client is seeking an experienced Chemical Procurement Analyst with a strong background in raw material sourcing. The ideal candidate will be responsible for building a robust supply chain, managing projects from procurement to delivery, and implementing effective procurement strategies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and execute a comprehensive strategy aligned with organizational goals and develop a revenue pipeline
  • Establish and expand a global network of reliable suppliers
  • Analyze customer requirements through interactions and relationship building to understand their raw materials needs
  • Implement efficient systems and processes for procurement, quality assessment, inventory management, warehousing, and logistics
  • Oversee end-to-end procurement projects, including cost analysis, negotiations, contract creation, and order closure
  • Ensure high customer satisfaction while maximizing value for both the organization and suppliers

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience: 5-7 years

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree

  • Demonstrated expertise in raw material procurement and delivery
  • Proven experience in costing, pricing, and negotiations
  • In-depth knowledge of raw materials, their applications, and quality requirements
  • Willingness to collaborate with cross-functional teams to meet end-product requirements
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and values-driven environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in chemical buying preferred
  • Close collaboration with Manufacturing, Engineering, QA, Marketing, and Finance teams

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Materials Management, Purchasing, Engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum 8 years of procurement, materials, or engineering experience in a manufacturing setting
  • CPM, CPIM certification or MBA a plus
  • Familiarity with supplier management
  • Strong negotiation skills with a deep understanding of cost drivers

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