Purchasing Manager - Specialty Chemicals

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Anderson Development Company is seeking a Purchasing Manager - Specialty Chemicals for our Adrian, Michigan facility. We have been working for over 50 years to make materials that enable better living and more efficient manufacturing. Our polymers keep your car shiny in a planet-friendly way, our elastomers are used to build more durable equipment and our semiconductor materials enable faster computer chips. These technologies enable our customers to manufacture products that are at the highest performance, more friendly for the planet, tougher and longer lasting. We partner with customers all over the world to make their businesses safe, sound, and competitive. The key to our success has always been our people, who strive to exceed our customer's expectations. We are looking for you, your talents, and your creativity to help us to continue our success.

Job Responsibilities: Develop and implement purchasing strategy aligned with business goals. Develop and maintain global purchasing policies. Manage purchase process from request for proposal through delivery. Central point of contact for all material suppliers. Manage relationships with raw material suppliers to "keep the pipeline filled" and maintain assurance of supply. Negotiate agreements with vendors and suppliers to obtain the best deals on behalf of the company. Identify and pursue supply chain improvements and raw material cost reductions among qualified producers and potential new material suppliers. Assist in the qualification process, in collaboration with development and business staff. Measure purchasing process performance. Supervise Buyer, Shipping & Receiving department, and Tool Crib functions. Attend industry trade shows to learn about and stay current on trends and to meet and/or identify potential and current suppliers. Effectively manage supplier performance. Assess suppliers' ability to reliably supply products, services, pricing, including periodic meetings or audits. Assurance and leadership for purchasing and logistics process to comply with ISO9000 and RC14001 requirements. Required Qualifications and Skills Bachelor's degree in Business or Technical field required, MBA preferred. 5+ years purchasing experience, specialty chemical manufacturing preferred. Demonstrated experience with purchasing and supplier management of materials, preferably on a contract and spot basis from international suppliers. Familiarity and experience with international incoterms and applications. Proven negotiation skills, with a strong understanding of contracting and negotiating strategy for mutual success. CPSM certification preferred. Experience/knowledge with purchase of MRO materials preferred. Strong understanding of regulations and standards associated with procurement and contracting. Maintain DOT, IATA, IMO training as required. Apply Now! We Look Forward To Hearing From You!

Anderson Development Company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. 

Our Core Values Act in good faith for people and society, act ethically and with integrity Putting the customer first. Our success comes through customer success o Solution provider (Specialized, Innovative, Global) o Personal, efficient, responsive to provide a better quality of life for stakeholders, including customers, our community, and our employees Continually improving o Innovative and creative o Always learning and getting better, never complacent o Moving forward, trust our potential and don't fear failure o Personal development, aiming to be world class professionals Team oriented atmosphere o We are stronger together, with everyone excelling in their role o Encouraging respectful and constructive conflict, not group think o Individual diversity The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the job responsibilities, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).

Anderson Development Company is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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