Global Specialist Executive Search & Career Development

Global Category Manager, Industrial Chemicals

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 health benefits
  • Sector: Commodity Chemicals
  • Closing date: 31/08/2019
  • 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 could be caustic soda, acetic acid, acetone, VAM or similar industrial commodities). The role is responsible for managing all procurement needs of a defined product area. 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 one of the mentioned products or related chemicals would be an asset but is not essential
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is essential, Portuguese is a plus