Logistics Category Specialist

Fulltime, Integrated Supply Chain

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

 

Nouryon has an outstanding opportunity for an “Logistics Category Specialist” in Houston, TX.

 

Job Purpose

 

  • Deploy the Logistics Strategy aligned with the business / site requirements / strategy and deliver optimal Total Cost of ownership for regional procurement of logistics
  • Local and domestic categories or
  • International Categories

 

Key Accountabilities

 

  • Deploy the Logistics Strategy aligned with the business/site requirements
  • Deliver regional procurement of logistics according to set objectives
  • Deliver continuous improvements by contributing to cross-business assessment and benchmarking to identify logistics improvement opportunities
  • Deliver agreed savings with P/L impact and process optimizations to businesses
  • Ensure successful implementation of logistics change projects by providing risk management support

 

Key Activities

 

  • Support development of a coherent regional logistics plan aligned with the Logistics Strategy and the individual businesses logistics requirements
  • Support raising logistics capability across the region
  • Contribute to the continuous cross-business assessment and benchmarking to identify logistics improvement opportunities
  • Provide risk management support for the implementation of Logistics change projects
  • Perform regional procurement of logistics (all aspects; specify, negotiate, contract etc. for categories Road Bulk, Road Packed, Warehousing and Leasing)
  • Participate in projects on logistics procurement related topics
  • Exploit synergies among all businesses in region and across region
  • Identify logistics network(s), develop and implement the optimal Nouryon regional logistics footprint.
  • Lead the benchmarking in the region
  • Support commercial controls to fully leverage Nouryon’s power in the market to secure maximum benefit to individual businesses
  • Lead logistics tenders and strategic sourcing activities
  • Contract development, approval & input to strategic contract review meetings
  • Lead supplier meetings
  • Contribute to modelling & simulation, footprint development, logistics mode selection to ensure cross-business synergies and benefits are captured
  • Ensure logistics tools & processes are used in the ‘ready to serve” arena
  • Transfer best practices among businesses in the region
  • Assist in logistics procurement reporting to purchase management & business stakeholders  

 

 

Education / Experiences preferred:

 

  • Business or engineering degree at bachelor/university level

 

Experiences preferred:

  • At least 5 years relevant work experience in logistics/supply chain activities
  • Strong background in logistics operations and HSE requirements (warehousing and transportation)
  • Strong analytical & interpersonal skills and ability to influence and guide others
  • Experience with lean management methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma
  • Knowledge of sourcing strategy creation (Strategic Sourcing Methodology)
  • Experience in Sourcing and contract management
  • Experience with project management

 

Competencies:

 

Driving for Results

Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will to put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal driven approach toward work

 

Sharing Information

Readily shares knowledge and experience with others; actively participates in discussions and exchanges of ideas

 

Acting with Integrity

Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments

 

Supporting Change

Enthusiastically participates in new change initiatives and programs; focuses on reasons why changes will work and how they will be beneficial

 

Critical thinking

      Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complexity

 

Skills:

 

  • Good communication skills
  • Following software skills
    1. MS-Office
    2. Working in a SharePoint environment
  • Fluency in English
  • Specifics: Further profound language skills of the region (e.g. Spanish)

Vacancy data
Closing date
Open until further notice
Vacancy number
N0003942
Organization
Continent
North America
Country
United States
State/Region/Province
Texas
Site
Houston
Business
Integrated Supply Chain
Job characteristics
Job family
Other
Hierarchy level
Professional/Experienced/Specialist
Full time/part time
Fulltime
Contract type
Permanent

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