Raw Materials Distribution Buyer
Belgium-Brussels-Capital Region-Brussels
9 dagen geleden
  • PUR000442Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges.
  • We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. Our products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability.

    Our lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, our formulations optimize the use of resources, and our performance chemicals improve air and water quality.

  • LI-MC1Job Overview and ResponsibilitiesThrough effective development and implementation of purchasing strategies developed by the global RMD Manager, the Raw Materials Distribution Buyer will manage a raw material portfolio purchased through Distributors with a direct impact to the profitability to the Solvay Group.
  • This position will deliver financial value through sourcing strategies, managing the distributors, and developing strategic actions to improve total costs.

    In addition, the role is also responsible to provide supplier market expertise to the worldwide network of Raw Material Buyers for Solvay including rigorous forecasting of short and long term price trends and availability.

    Accountabilities will include :

    Managing Annual Spend of approximately €20M with growth ambition to double in 2-3 years

    Various chemicals sourced through Distributors / Sourcing Agents

  • Cost Reduction, EBITDA Targets, Total Cost of Ownership
  • Forecasting Feedstock and Raw Material Cost and Trends to Solvay Raw Material network
  • Contract & Vendor Management Portfolio
  • Be a member and sometimes lead Innovation Teams, Project Teams, and / or Global Raw Material Projects
  • Complete Quarterly RFQ’s using e-sourcing tools utilized by the group
  • Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Economics, Business or related field; MBA a plus

    Experience in purchasing raw materials directly or via distributors is preferred

    Experience in Sales / Marketing in the specialty chemical industry a plus.


  • Proactive in attacking challenges and confident in setting and achieving stretch goals
  • Demonstrates ability to work autonomously
  • An accomplished negotiator with the demonstrated ability to win value in situations where suppliers may possess greater leverage.
  • Adept at using numerical and business analysis to influence organizational and business decisions.
  • Proven ability to interact and influence all levels internally and with suppliers.
  • Ability to communicate and present ideas concisely in a multicultural environment.
  • Expertise in supply contract design and experience in achieving best in class language for commercial standard terms (e.
  • g. competitive price provisions, force majeure, KPIs, etc.).

  • Ability to assess economic trends and conditions as they may impact the supply markets
  • SAP knowledge is a plus.English is required.

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