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Chemours Buyer - AP HFCs in China

The Procurement Team has an exciting opportunity for Buyer. They will become proficient in Procurement by learning the policy, procedures and processes of the function that ensures compliance. The successful candidate will manage a portfolio of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the APAC region. They will negotiate the pricing to meet the business requirements of our Thermal & Specialized Solutions (TSS) and Advanced Performance Materials (APM) businesses. They will develop proposals from suppliers with respect to price, service, supply risk and assurance, sustainability, and any other conditions for the purchases. This role collaborates with the Global Procurement teams and all parts of the TSS & APM businesses. This role works closely with and receives guidance from the Global Category Manager for HFOs and HFCs.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Work closely with the Global Category Manager for HFCs in the development of the Category Strategy

  • Execute the Global HFC Category Strategy

  • Implement procurement strategies to maximize business performance.

  • Work with Chemours Commercial Operations, Operations, and other key functions, and work processes to understand and analyze business plans and requirements and the role Procurement plays in its competitive position.

  • Negotiate, prepare and execute procurement agreements by:

o Understanding client requirements such as volume, price, quality, delivery mode, supply risk and supply chain impacts

o Understanding supply market – production routes, supplier share, market price, alternatives

o Facilitating requests for proposals and competitive bids

o Defining negotiation targets: most desired outcome, best alternative, least acceptable outcome

o Conducting negotiations, documenting agreements in contract terms and conditions, conducting contract legal and financial reviews, obtaining internal approvals, implementing contracts, reviewing contract/supplier performance after implementation

  • Develop and drive improvement projects to meet and exceed objectives in year-over-year and one-time savings, cost avoidances, and working capital savings.

  • Provide market intelligence updates to business teams

  • Collaborate with Procurement peers on contract strategy

  • Manage supplier performance in accordance with contracts

The following is /required/ for this role:

  • Minimum of three to five years Procurement, Supply Chain, Commercial, or related experience

  • Business acumen – creating, positioning and negotiating arrangements delivering competitive advantage

  • Analysis and judgment – assess market dynamics, competitive costs, establish value targets, create alternatives

  • Drives results – manage contractual timelines, contract renewal, planning for key negotiations, inputs to monthly business planning, develop and implement savings projects, proactively contribute to business quarterly results

  • Manage relationships – develop and maintain effective relationships, understand supplier direction and value, define potential common ground, create options to align supplier offering with client requirements

  • Negotiating – Strategy, planning, tactics, courage, effective communications

  • Ability to work effectively with a global supply base and global teams

  • Degree in business, supply chain, engineering, finance, or related field

The following is /preferred/ for this role:

  • Six Sigma certification
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