Consultant at Domnic Lewis International
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Head - Purchase - Chemicals (15-20 yrs)
Head of Purchase - Raw Materials (Chemical Industry)
Job Description: We are seeking an experienced and highly qualified individual to join our company as the Head of Purchase for Raw Materials in the Chemical Industry. As the Head of Purchase, you will be responsible for overseeing all procurement activities related to raw materials required for chemical manufacturing processes. Your primary objective will be to ensure a reliable supply of high-quality raw materials while optimizing costs and maintaining strong supplier relationships. This is a leadership role that requires exceptional analytical skills, a deep understanding of chemistry, and extensive experience in procurement within the chemical industry.
- Develop and implement the procurement strategy for raw materials, aligned with the company's objectives and production requirements.
- Identify potential suppliers, evaluate their capabilities, and establish long-term relationships to ensure a stable supply chain.
- Evaluate and select suppliers based on quality, reliability, cost-effectiveness, and adherence to industry standards.
- Negotiate contracts and terms of agreement with suppliers, ensuring favorable terms and conditions for the company.
- Regularly assess supplier performance, conduct supplier audits, and resolve any issues or disputes that may arise.
- Plan and execute the procurement of raw materials, ensuring timely availability to support production schedules.
- Monitor market trends, prices, and availability of raw materials, and implement appropriate sourcing strategies to mitigate risks.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, quality assurance, and logistics, to optimize procurement processes and ensure seamless operations.
- Work closely with the quality assurance team to establish and maintain strict quality standards for all purchased raw materials.
- Conduct regular quality audits of suppliers, ensuring compliance with specifications and industry regulations.
- Continuously evaluate pricing structures and market conditions to identify cost-saving opportunities without compromising quality.
- Implement effective cost control measures, negotiate favorable pricing terms, and drive overall cost reduction initiatives.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Chemistry or a related field. A higher degree is preferred.
- A minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in procurement, sourcing, or supply chain management within the chemical industry.
- In-depth knowledge of chemical raw materials, their properties, and applications in manufacturing processes.
- Strong negotiation and contract management skills, with a proven track record of achieving cost savings and favorable terms.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a data-driven approach to decision-making.
- Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with suppliers, stakeholders, and internal teams.
- Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop a high-performing procurement team.
- Familiarity with relevant industry regulations, quality standards, and compliance requirements.
- Proficient in using procurement software and tools, as well as MS Office applications.
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