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Procurement Associate



Interested in joining a winning team? A team whose employees share in the ownership of the business and are empowered to make a difference?


INEOS Aromatics

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About our business

Formed in 1998, INEOS is already one of the world’s biggest chemical companies, with annual sales of $65 billion and over 20,000 employees, over 5,000 of them in the US. We’re also one of the safest manufacturing companies in the world, nothing is more important to us. Our products are essential in the modern world, helping to save lives, improve health and enhance standards of living. We do a whole lot more than chemicals too, for example backing sports teams, running a fashion brand, and building a brand new off-road 4x4 vehicle.

At INEOS Aromatics, we produce three chemical products: purified terephthalic acid (PTA), paraxylene (PX – which is used to make PTA) and metaxylene (MX). The polyester industry uses these to make household items such as clothes, carpets, furniture, and food packaging. The work we do at Cooper River supports the US economy by mitigating its dependence on imports to make these products.

INEOS Aromatics is a global business, with 1,300 employees, annual sales of $4 billion and bases in the United States, United Kingdom, China, Belgium, Indonesia and Taiwan.

Working at INEOS

We care about how we deliver these essential products to the world. Above everything, the safety, reliability, and excellence in our operations is fundamental to our success. A $200 million modernization of our Cooper River plant in 2017 reduced emissions by over 100,000 tons and we have won awards for our stewardship of the wetlands and woodlands that surround the site.

INEOS is comprised of a diverse team of engineers, scientists and business professionals dedicated to creating solutions to some of the world’s biggest issues. We are looking for people who can contribute to our passion for reinvention, have a collaborative spirit and will challenge our thinking.

Job Title:

Procurement Associate


Wando, SC

Role synopsis:

While operating in numerous systems, this role supports the business through sourcing activities, supplier enablement, PO creation, invoice resolution and payment, tax, and various activities. The Procurement Association provides assurance for on time services and goods, & maintenance through negotiation of Purchase Orders. Assures the procurement process at the Site are aligned with Americas Procurement policies and guidelines. Assures competitive costs in the markets with a great platform of reliable suppliers. Cost Savings and Cost Avoidances are main drivers.  

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Principal Accountabilities: 

  • Manage and execute daily procurement transactions by managing requisitions, purchase orders, change orders and supplier validation.  Responsible for creating and analyzing data and presenting insights to business partners and internal and external stakeholders. Makes sure the procurement process will be followed and that is aligned accordingly to Americas and Corporate Policies.

  • Manage direct spend to preferred suppliers while documenting exceptions and escalating as needed.

  • Drive compliance to all INEOS agreements by reading/reviewing contractual language that includes pricing, payment terms, payment schedule and rate increases

  • Makes sure there is a list of vendors catalogued as recommended for business relationships, based on quality, availability, reliability, professionalism, and ethical behavior of vendors. Ensures vendors will comply with INEOS Safety standards. 

  • Responsible to get the most competitive costs for materials / services.

  • Will have a strong relationship with the Operations, Maintenance and Project teams to make sure will have all what they need to comply with their budgets, with the best options (vendors) in the market.

  • Makes sure the plant will have on time services and goods, complying with Quality and safety standards making audits to the vendors, will keep an eye on delivery times and determine resolutions where vendors cause major disruption in supply.

  • Support Regional Initiatives.

Skills & Knowledge Required:


  • Level of education & Experience in generalbachelor’s degreein Finance, Business or Supply Chain

  • Minimum 2 years of business experience,1 year procurement experience.

  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Excel; must be able to articulate how you have used excel to manipulate and analyze data and provide insights 

  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to summarize and present data 

  • Strong analytical skills; experience reviewing data and analyzing trends

  • Experience troubleshooting and identifying root cause 

Technical Skills:

  • Negotiation and Management of Conflicts

  • Planning and Resources Management

  • Purchase process

  • SAP System – Purchase Process Intermediate level at least.

  • Communicate written and spoken and able to negotiate in English.

Competencies /Behavioral Skills:

  • Experience in dealing with materials suppliers and service providers 

  • Strong emphasis on Ethics.

  • Detail-oriented with proven ability data management and accuracy. 

  • Strong time management skills.

  • Good communication skills necessary, especially for interaction with external suppliers.

  • Interacts openly and honestly with others across the organization and externally

  • Knows and complies with laws, rules,policiesand procedures

  • Willingness to work in a service-oriented role.

  • Emotional Intelligence.

  • Problem Solving.

  • Conflict Resolution.

Legal Disclaimer:

 If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drugtest (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.  

Safety remains and always will be our number one priority in INEOS. Our US locations now require all new hires to provide one of the following as a condition of employment:

• Proof of Covid-19 vaccination, or

• Willingness to obtain the vaccine before hire date (under this option, proof of vaccination is a condition to any offer of employment and must be provided prior to commencement of employment), or

• Validation of your religious or medical exemption

INEOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteranstatus,or any other prohibited ground of discrimination.

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.