Indorama Integrated Oxides & Derivatives is currently looking for a Category Manager - MRO to join our team in The Woodlands, TX. In this role, you will develop, implement and maintain assigned commodity strategies that support and advance the company's long-term strategic sourcing objectives and policies. Evaluate market conditions and negotiate agreements to deliver value and reduce the overall cost to serve model. Develop and maintain positive supplier relationships. Coordinate information flow to all key internal business partners and senior management regarding supplier performance. Effective project management will be critical in this role.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and manage professional relationships with key suppliers and stakeholders yielding effective partnerships.
Support category sourcing strategies including development and execution of clearly defined sourcing events; document bid process through supplier communication; drive the selection of suppliers in collaboration with cross-functional teams; conduct supplier negotiations; and ongoing supplier management.
Develop negotiation strategies, gain alignment from stakeholders, lead cross-functional, category-based negotiation teams, and implement appropriate supplier risk analysis.
Use current spend information/data and business knowledge to identify sourcing projects for individual subcategories and develop an overall cost reduction plan.
Create and defend category strategies and decisions with sound analytics. Collaborate with key analytical support functions; synthesize results.
Purchase materials in the assigned commodity portfolio, consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need.
Expedite documentation and deliveries of orders to maintain on-time delivery requirements.
Effectively use SAP to create and maintain supplier agreements, pricing, or commodity analytics in a timely manner.
Effectively interact / communicate with manufacturing, engineering, project management and suppliers regarding commodity management activities.
Perform other purchasing duties, as needed, including bid tab creation, maintain PO / Proposal logs and folders, and supplier setup.
Category Management process including developing and implementing sourcing strategies for MRO.
Development of Supply Frame Agreements with OEMs and Integrators.
Strategic Supplier Relationship Management.
Strategic vs Tactical emphasis.
Excellent communication skills and analysis skills to effectively interact with manufacturing, engineering, and suppliers.
Demonstrate an ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously.
Strong working knowledge of business analysis, market research, financial analysis, cost models, procurement/supply chain analysis and supplier performance management.
Strong analytical, prioritizing, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills with a track record of proactive problem resolution within complex supply chains.
Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines, and reporting.
Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
A high degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications and be able to create and interpret key reports.
Education and/or Experience:
A Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain or engineering, with equivalent work experience in a manufacturing or chemical environment.
Must have 5-10 years' experience purchasing or managing commodities related to the Petrochemicals industry.
Proven experience in managing industrial commodities or sourcing activities, with emphasis in the following areas: Repair / service of rotating equipment and components, electrical components / controls, and PVF, Gaskets, Hoses, Fasteners, Shop Supplies.
Experience in business analysis, market research, financial analysis, procurement/supply chain analysis, supplier performance management.
Proficiency in SAP 3.6 or higher or an equivalent ERP business system.
What can we offer you?
Indorama Ventures Oxides & Derivatives is a leading chemical intermediates and surfactants producer with a diverse range of products in growth markets such as home & personal care, agrochemicals, oilfield technologies, fuel & lube additives and more. The successful candidate will receive a competitive compensation and will be eligible to participate in a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, vision and dental, basic life insurance, AD&D insurance, and 401k. Here, you can make an impact and make a difference. Come join us!