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Regional Direct Spend Manager

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Regional Direct Spend Manager 

Aurora, Illinois, United States

INEOS Styrolution America LLC 

Our Company: INEOS Styrolution is a leading global styrenics supplier, with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene standard and styrenic specialties. Offering excellent production facilities, cutting-edge R&D centers, international reach, and over 90 years' experience pioneering real change through sustainable solutions, all while makeing the circular economy for styrenics a reality.

  • Global leader in styrenics: No. 1 leader in styrenics with a focus on Styrene Monomer, Polystyrene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Standard and Styrenic Specialties
  • Employees: 3,600 worldwide
  • Production sites: 20 manufacturing sites in 10 countries
  • Customer base: Customers in 106 countries
  • Sales: 4 billion EUR in 2020

The Position: Regional Direct Spend Manager - Procurement for the timely supply of monomers and raw materials at the lowest possible cost, right quality, right time.


  • Level of education & knowledge:
    • B.S. degree in Supply Chain Management, Economics, Business Administration or Natural Sciences
    • Minimum 7 years of related Management and Procurement experience operating in a Global, multi-regional matrix organization

  • Experience in general:
    • Experience in leading a team of professional buyers
    • Capability to motivate, guide and manage people
    • Excellent budgeting skills

  • Technical skills:
    • Expertise in Procurement techniques, methods, processes and strategies
    • Analytical skills
    • Fluent in English - additional language skills advantageous
    • Presentation skills
    • Understanding of Procurement Best Practices
    • Strong knowledge of SAP Procurement and material management
    • Negotiation skills/advanced experience
    • Understanding Chemical value chains
    • Understanding of or experience in Regulatory and Trade compliance
    • Microsoft SharePoint


  • Manage a department of three RCBs to ensure and work and issues are addressed on a timely manner
  • Ensure Purchase orders are issued for raw materials on a timely basis
  • Ensure invoices are paid on a timely basis to avoid credit hold with suppliers
  • Suppliers maintenance for pricing, availability, quality, delivery performance
  • Coordinate with finance and other functions to resolve costing issues
  • Generate Contract Review and Approval Forms (CRAFs) and SAP Outline Agreements (OLAs) as required to receive approvals for supply of raw materials
  • Coordinate and assist Planners with daily issues related to product availability, quality
  • Work with Trade compliance group on work related to import of materials
  • Work with Regulatory group on providing material related regulatory documents
  • Work with Regional Development Center group in sourcing trial materials, TDS, SDS and assist in the preparation of an MOC required for approving a raw material 
  • Drive supplier management and escalation level and quality gate in terms of supplier issues
  • Project work relating to IT or process improvements in procurement; i.e. Digitalization, SRM, S2S, Sustainability.
  • Contribute and steer team to create value add and bottom line impact for INEOS Styrolution such as cost savings, risk reduction, increased competitiveness more efficient processes, supplier innovation.
  • Direct lines of communication with senior management and leadership (Directors and Vice Presidents)
  • Maintain a good understanding of market trends and supplier developments in the Chemical and associated building blocks industries.
  • Regional product stewardship requirements in the region
  • Support Eco/Sustainable product brand projects and developments
  • Conduct in-person supplier audits at their production facilities as required
  • Manage, review and control the Regional non-conformance/SCAR process

The Location: This opportunity is located in Aurora, only 15 minutes from Naperville.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Competitive salaries, performance-related pay and bonuses.
  • Comprehensive benefits package with low premiums including health, short term disability, life and accidental death insurance plans
  • 401K with company match + contributions
  • Fitness and tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible work environment
  • Career development and progression

We are INEOS Styrolution because:

  • We provide equal employement opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, maritial status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. 
  • We are committed to the safety and personal wellness of all our employees
  • We recognize success and reward achievements
  • We support employees who are passionate about success and motivated.
  • We offer a positive learning environment and encourage the sharing of best practices
  • We produce materials that are necessary for our daily lives
  • We contribute to the communities in which we operate and donate to organizations our employees care about 
  • We foster teamwork and safe, positive working environments

We are excited to hear from you and to share more about our organization.

All the best,

The INEOS Styrolution Talent Team


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