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Chemical Buyer

Waukegan   •   USD55,000 - USD80,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Small company feel, make strategic decisions quickly without much red tape
  • Company atmosphere that cultivates an entrepreneurial spirit

About Our Client

Our client is a leader in the CPG industry seeking a bright candidate with strategic sourcing experience in the Chemicals space. This is an opportunity to be part of a tight-knit organization with low turnover, and continual growth for the last 30+ years. The successful Chemical Buyer will work cross-functionally with many areas of the organization, and make a direct impact by introducing new cost savings initiatives.

Job Description

* Monitors inventory levels to ensure compliance to ordering policies, safety stock levels are met, and corporate goals are achieved * Evaluates pricing frequently to determine opportunities for cost savings * Tracks recent market trends and changes in Chemical industry; finger on the pulse at all times * Manages and facilitates vendor relationships in the Chemicals space * Utilize all functions in MRP system (place purchase orders, maintain system with accurate and current data, expedite/de-expedite)

The Successful Applicant

* 2-5 years strategic sourcing experience within a manufacturing, CPG, or fast moving consumer goods environment. Must have bought chemicals in some capacity previously. * Possesses superb communication and interpersonal skills * Ability to draw conclusions and solutions from big sets of data, and present findings to members of senior leadership; executive presence is key * Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Finance, or related field required * Experience with MRP systems a plus

What's on Offer

The compensation for the successful Chemical Buyer will be between $55K-$80K commensurate with candidate experience, plus a strong benefits package.