FieldBridge Energy is hiring a sourcing specialist for a World Leading Petrochemical Company.
Supports category managers in the implementation of sourcing plans and tactics to effectively managethe assigned portfolio and associated activities. Supports category managers by completing complex analysis for both internal requirements and external market analysis to support the sourcing process. Begins to independently manage sourcing projects with low complexity and low value.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
? Ensures accurate definition of requirements, negotiates local contracts, establishes and maintains an effective procurement system consistent with LYB control guidelines.
? Analyzes bid responses to determine the most responsive and responsible bidder to optimize total cost of ownership for the internal client.
? Negotiates spot agreements, including low value/less complex strategic agreements and any changes in vendor contracts to maximize benefit to company.
? Analyzes spend/data/trends to identify and develop overall strategic sourcing initiatives which meet the needs of the customer and provides solutions/recommendations to the Category Manager based on research of institutional spend, end-user impact, feedback and marketplace analysis.
? Works collaboratively with the Buyers in the implementation of strategic sourcing initiatives.
? Develops and composes bid specification in such a manner that internal customer needs are addressed.
? Ability to decide if recurring purchases are appropriate for strategic sourcing agreement/initiatives.
? Develops and maintains awareness of changing commodity-related business trends in the marketplace and the possible impact to the company.
? Defends and/or justifies an award of a formal bid or proposal in the event of a formal protest filed by a vendor/contractor with support from Category or Procurement Management.
Education and Key Requirements:
? Bachelors degree preferred (or recognized equivalent). Master’s degree preferred (or recognized equivalent).
? 2+ years related experience required with a degree (6+ years in lieu of a degree);
? 1+ years of chemical or related industry experience and knowledge related to purchasing and materials management is preferred.