Global Executive Search & Career Development

Global Category Manager (Procurement), Chlor-Alkali / Solvents

Leading chemicals distributor

Houston, TX, USA, Americas

  • ChemExec℠ Ref No: CX000301 | Posted date: 13/06/2017

  • Seniority: Junior Management
  • Salary: $ Six figures
  • Package details: Bonus and benefits
  • Sector: Commodity Chemicals
  • Closing date: 15/10/2017
  • Client Ref: 1000902
Company Overview

Our client is a leading company in marketing and distributing of chemicals and raw materials. They also provide logistical and related services to other chemical distributors and clients in sectors such as oil and gas, agriculture, paints and coatings, adhesives, water treatment, food, and personal care. The company has an extensive distribution network and logistical infrastructure in the Americas, India, and China.

Job Description

The Global Category Manager is the single point of contact for a product category. This has yet to be finalised but will be chlor-alkali and/or solvents (aromatics, oxo-alcohols and related industrial chemicals products). The role is responsible for managing all procurement needs of these products. The main objective of this role is to ensure company requirements are met and leveraging global needs to maximize savings and benefits in the Procurement process. The role is responsible for leading and executing all procurement processes: category planning, sourcing, implementation, and supplier management within its area of scope

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree in Procurement, Engineering, Business, Finance, or related subject
  • Procurement Qualification is desirable (e.g. CIPS)
  • At least 8 years of experience in Procurement organizations of which a minimum of 4 years of applicable experience in managing a Procurement category or a customer account.
  • Experience in purchasing chlor-alkali and related products would be an asset but is not essential
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is essential, Portuguese is a plus