Manager of Indirect Procurement - Americas

2 months ago
Las Colinas


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Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of specialty materials and chemical products which are used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our products, essential to everyday living, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for operational excellence, sustainability and premier safety performance, Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with best-in-class technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2014 net sales of $6.8 billion, with approximately 67% generated outside of North America. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its global product offerings, visit


  • The Manager of Indirect Procurement – Americas position is responsible for leading a team of twenty (20) strategic and site sourcing professionals located throughout the Americas.
  • The Indirect Procurement team supports numerous manufacturing and office locations in the procurement of goods/services for Maintenance, Repair, Operations (MRO); HR, IT, Travel, Finance (Corporate Services), and Capital Projects (CapEx).
  • Increase collaboration throughout the organization by working cross-functionally with stakeholders at manufacturing plants and/or office locations to develop executable strategies for commodities and/or services that will provide a competitive advantage in the market.
  • Develops and/or maintains strong relationships with vendors within the industry and remains aware of current market conditions as well as opportunities to drive additional value throughout the organization.
  • Identify and develop projects that will drive productivity savings (cost reductions) by proactively monitoring and analysing the  market; qualifying new alternative suppliers, products, or technology.


Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:


  • Strong managerial experience, including the ability to develop (train) talent and assess performance, inclusive of conducting performance reviews and establishing development plans.
  • Proven track record of driving productivity savings thru commercial negotiations, collaborative efforts with vendors, developing alternative sources of supply, etc.
  • Solid background in evaluating sources of supply of purchased goods and services in terms of vendor performance, facilities, capacity to produce and financial standing.
  • Knowledgeable of general terms and conditions in purchase orders/contracts, e.g. insurance, indemnification, warranties, limitation of liabilities, etc.
  • Strong contracting background, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate amongst all levels of the organization.
  • Able to travel, including internationally, to conduct business at manufacturing and vendor locations.

 Desirable Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:  


  • Demonstrated experience in Category Management, e.g. developing and implementing strategies for a particular category
  • Knowledgeable of vendors and construction contractors commonly utilized in the oil/gas/chemical industries, e.g. fabricated and rotating equipment, PVF materials, water treatment, maintenance contractors, etc.
  • Experience in major capital projects ($20MM+) within the oil/gas/chemical industries.
  • Prior experience in working with or leading multi-national teams.
  • Experience using Microsoft applications and SAP


Required Yrs Exp:

10+ years of related professional experience

3+ years in a managerial/leadership role


Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree 

Application Methods:

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