Regional NPR Category Manager Technical Services & Process Automation Technologies

Full-time, Integrated Supply Chain

Texas, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice


- Develops and implements sourcing strategies for product and services designed to support the identified business needs and in line with the Global Procurement strategy following the SSM methodology.
- Builds and maintains competitive contacts with suppliers to secure total cost of ownership solutions. Leads value engineering and other cost reduction activity both cross functionally and across businesses and sites to identity and capture synergies.
- Develops plans for the short-term and long-term security of supply. Identifies alternative suppliers and products for innovation, improved sustainability, cost reduction and in support of business strategy in coordination with Supply Chain and R&D.
- Responsible for the collection and interpretation of market data and intelligence that impacts the categories that are under direct responsibility. Becomes the “go to” person for assigned spend within the region and stimulates cross business cooperation.
- Works with tactical sites buyers, and procurement manager to implement contracts, supplier changes and projects and is responsible to secure a strong collaboration and link between tactical and strategic procurement across the region
- Maintains a close collaboration with the Capex Procurement Project Manager in the region and provides sourcing recommendation for large and mid-sized capex project acting as a category expert
- Takes an active role in the global category network to align decisions and activities around common suppliers with category managers from other regions to manage and coordinate the business relationship
- Represents the Business both inside and outside Nouryon; builds and maintains a network of business contacts in support of organizational objectives; conducts business in a responsible and ethical manner.

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Open until further notice
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North America
United States
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Integrated Supply Chain
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Full time/part time
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Job Requirements

Bachelor or Masters Degree, in a business related area or industry
Skills & Competencies  
- Extensive negotiation experience and ability to influence people and selling concepts and ideas
- Advanced strategic thinking skills with ability to analyze data, understand interdependencies and develop strategies at a regional or global category level
- Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization
- Excellent relationship builder and skilled at manage external contacts
- Comprehensive experience of working with international sourcing across regions in high complexity environment
- Strong sense of accountability and ownership with a high level of autonomy to develop spend and cost reduction projects and execute on those together with stakeholders and other procurement members
- Willingness to work with personal cost targets and having the ability to develop and change strategy and apply various tools and actions to reach targets
- Highly effective with stakeholder management and capability to build strong relationship internally and externally
- Good presentation skills and ability to analyze data and technical requirements from different angles
- Analytical mind set and problem solving skills
- Proficient with MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
Minimum 5 years procurement experience of strategic procurement and category  management, leadership experience is a plus

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About Nouryon

We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

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