Global Specialist Executive Search & Career Development

Procurement Manager | Specialty Chemicals

Leading Chemicals Distributor

Shanghai, China, Asia

  • ChemExec℠ Ref No: CX000357 | Posted date: 30/11/2018

  • Seniority: Specialist
  • Salary: Excellent
  • Package details: Benefits Package
  • Sector: Commodity Chemicals
  • Closing date: 08/09/2019
  • Client Ref: 1000949
Company Overview

Our client is a leading Americas-based 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 and China.

Job Description

The Procurement Manager | Specialty Chemicals is a new role, responsible for sourcing and purchasing of specialty chemicals from Chinese manufacturers and elsewhere in Asia.The role will report to the Head of non-Americas Procurement who is based in a new office in Shanghai.

As part of the role, the person will coordinate the consolidation of the orders, leading and executing all procurement processes: category planning for specialty products, sourcing, implementation, and supplier management.

Job Requirements

  • Experience sourcing and purchasing of specialty chemicals products 
  • Strong relationships with manufacturing companies making these
  • Degree educated, preferably a chemial engineer or business plus ideally purchasing qualifications
  • Mandarin and English are essential, knowledge of Spanish is a plus
  • You must be a self-starter, with a high level of energy and drive