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Chemical Sourcing Manager in Springdale, Arkansas

Surfactants, Negotiations, Emulsions, Best Net Value, Preservatives, Strategic Sourcing. Do those words catch your attention? Blend your astute business skills and your inquisitive nature into the exciting and ever changing world of Chemical Sourcing. If you have the motivation and desire to learn and are intrigued by the multifaceted world of chemicals, now you have our attention!

The Chemical Sourcing Manager is responsible for developing and managing Rockline’s supply strategy and for managing all aspects of strategic supplier relationships for Chemicals. The key objective for this role is to achieve the Best Net Value for Rockline while meeting all service and quality requirements. As a Chemical Sourcing Manager, you will have the opportunity to develop dynamic supply strategies which align with long term business objectives, conduct market analysis, identify potential suppliers, manage the overall supplier qualification process, evaluate supplier performance, and drive continuous improvement within our supplier base. This position is a key individual contributor role; it will not have direct reports. As we understand that searching for employment can be a sensitive process, please be assured that your interest in this position will be kept confidential.

Responsibilities:

• Develop and manage strategy and supplier relationships for chemicals.
• Complete market analysis, identify potential suppliers, prepare RFQ’s, complete thorough analysis of supplier proposals.
• Lead supplier negotiations, cost reduction and cost containment discussions. Implement supply agreements and contracts as needed.
• Select strategic and non-strategic suppliers who have the ability to provide the lowest total cost, product development, innovation, and quality requirements.
• Develop, manage, and measure supplier performance for multiple facilities leading suppliers in continued cost negotiations, cost reduction, and cost containment discussions, risk mitigation and value improvement for lowest total cost. Develop documented supplier continuous improvement plans.
• Support internal and external customers with, problem solving, supply chain optimization, resolving raw material quality and supply issues.
• Identify cost reduction and/or cost avoidance opportunities and implement action plans to capitalize on these opportunities / Leverage spend across the entire organization in order to achieve the lowest total cost.
• Complete project work as assigned.

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree required; Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Technical major will be highly preferred.
• 5 years of operations/business/industry experience is required; Sourcing experience will be highly preferred; experience with sourcing chemicals is also highly preferred.
• Possess excellent verbal, written, analytical, presentation, organizational and negotiation skills.
• Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ERP system; JD Edwards is a plus.
• CPIM certification is a plus .

How to Apply:

Visit http://www.rocklineind.com/ and select the Careers tab.