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Raw Material - Category Buyer

Job ID 11235 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil;
Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program. With industrial units installed in Paulínia and Santo André, Brazil, and laboratories for the development of new products and applications in Brazil and China, Coatis produces and markets phenol and derivatives, oxygenated solvents, polyamide intermediates, polyamide fibers and textile yarns. Its products are used by customers from all continents in the paints and coatings, automotive, adhesives, cosmetics, room scents, home and institutional cleaning, textiles, civil construction, wood (plywood) and laminates, foundry, leather, footwear, paper and cellulose, among others.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:

To implement and share purchasing strategies in raw materials and energy, to conduct key negotiations, to develop, manage and follow up the processes and available resources, to ensure suppliers act in accordance with Solvay's Sustainable Development/CSR-strategy and to pro-actively participate in purchasing networks in order to deliver savings and enhance purchase productivity and realize for Coatis internal customers, uninterrupted supply of goods and services at the optimal conditions.

Main Attributions: 

  • Preparation for and participation in Strategic Sourcing Decision Committee (SSDC) meeting ,if required for contract values within own perimeter according to the Solvay Purchasing Process 

  • Market Intelligence for Coatis GBU by leveraging the central marketing team

  • Cartographies of suppliers, markets 

  • Process implementation 

  • Purchasing performance for assigned portfolio 

    - Business Umit Savings (Cost, cash and beyond)

    - Application of Solvay performance process, in particular compliance with to the Solvay Purchasing Process 

    - Customer satisfaction 

    - Coatis GBU Portfolio optimization in line with corporate Purchasing guidelines 

    - Supplier relationship management 

  • Contribution to the Effectiveness of the Purchasing process 

  • Compliance with the SSDC process for relevant contract /orders values within own perimeter

  • Manage relationship with internal customers during projects

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; degree in Engineering, Business administration,  commerce, or other relevant discipline preferred;

  • Master’s degree and/or Purchasing Manager certification preferred; 

  • Experience in negotiation (complex negotiations is a must);

  • Project management experience is desired;

  • Procurement understanding;

  • Game theory understanding;

  • Commercial acumen;

  • Chemical chain knowledge.

  • Business-English fluency is a must  

  • Advanced Portuguese

  • Negotiation skills

  • People oriented

  • Holistic business vision

  • Collaboration

  • Interpersonal relationship skills


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