Category Manager Packaging AP

Full-time, Integrated Supply Chain

Shanghai, China Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice


Key responsibilities:
-Responsible for procurement activities related to raw materials tail spend in APAC
-Ensure that raw material tail spend in APAC is regularly tendered to the market.
-Maintain data and systems needed to formulate RFQs and to process resulting supplier bids for large numbers of materials
-Act as key user of the digital platform used for tail RFQs
-In coordination with the global tail team and BUs, award business in pursuit of Nouryon goals of spend and complexity reduction in the RM tail

Main activities include:
• Map spend cube and review materials that fall into “tail” spend scope (e.g., bottom 25% of PR spend)
• Align with BU Procurement to confirm whether a specific item can be treated as tail (or not)
• Drive tail supplier search in APAC
• Ensure continuous update of APAC suppliers and distributors contact lists (e.g.,: sales representatives, email, phone number, etc…)
• Monitor specification database and support collection of specifications where not available
• Manage RfI and RfQ activities through dedicated eProcurement tool
• Set up and run RfI and RfQ waves and align with BU Procurement and Tail Team
• Prepare supplier communications and support suppliers during execution of RfX events
• Run scenario analysis to find most suitable solution for Nouryon
• Run basic negotiations and price alignment at the end of RfQ phase
• Prepare awarding overview to present to BU Procurement and Tail Team
• Prepare potential alternatives to BUs in case of potential alternative material / supplier award
• Track business award and follow up on data request

Job Requirements

- 2-5 years procurement experience in Chemicals

- Analysis skills

- Negotiation skills

- Good understanding of chemical supplier market and industry in China/APAC

- Project management skills

- University degree, ideally in Chemistry or Chemical engineering

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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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