• Sr. Procurement Manager – Marine, Air & Freight Forwarding

    Posted Date 4 months ago(8/10/2018 7:20 PM)
  • Overview:

    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 www.celanese.com.


    Purpose and Summary of position:


    The successful candidate will drive productivity and maintain a low-cost position. The Sr. Manager/Manager Procurement, Materials Solutions Logistics must have excellent negotiation skills and the procurement organization is expected to deliver breakthrough savings.


    This position must be able to:


    • Lead and develop direct reports and work closely with the business to understand their needs
    • Maintain compliance to all internal SOX, Corporate and Departmental policies and procedures
    • Have the ability to be a change agent who will look for and drive new and best practices to deliver leading performance in the area of Logistics.


    Should have experience acting as the negotiation lead for contracts in the $1.5 – $2MM range and must have experience in the negotiation of multi-year contracts valued at up to $10MM or more, including marine liner, dry full/less-than truckload, dray and warehousing.


    Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:


    • Develop and execute major negotiation strategies as well as supervising lower value contract negotiation with various vendors for all marine liner, dry full/less-than truckload, dray and warehousing
    • Ensures policies & procedures and Procurement Execution Plans are formally implemented to comply with company audit requirements
    • Responsible for year over year spend savings
    • Maintains critical strategic supplier relationships to continually dialogue and develop “leading edge” ideas to further advance and create long term competitive advantage for the businesses


    Desirable Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:


    • 10+ years of commercial experience in the chemical/marine liner, dry full/less-than truckload, dray and/or storage industry
    • Excellent contractual, analytical and negotiation skills
    • Knowledge of insurance, indemnification, warranties, Inco Terms, etc.
    • Ability to interface and communicate clearly and effectively (both orally and in writing)
    • Solid knowledge around the global chemical industry
    • Strong conflict resolution skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and cross-culturally with colleagues and suppliers globally


    Required Years Experience:


    • 10 years


    Required Education:


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or technical area (Engineering, Chemistry, etc.)
    • MBA preferred

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