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Junior Regional Category Buyer

Job Opportunity

Junior Regional Category Buyer 

Aurora, Illinois, United States 

INEOS Styrolution America LLC 

We Have Great Chemistry

We believe diversity is perceiving difference; inclusion is valuing it. Without inclusion, we cannot unlock the value that diversity has to offer. Everyone has a seat at our company table. Our employees bring their unique selves to work daily, have a sense of belonging, and contribute to our core values. We have an inclusive approach, which is open and transparent. We respect and value diversity and believe in equality of opportunity. We do this by valuing and respecting cultural differences and welcoming diversity of thought and perspectives from all our employees.

The Position: Junior Regional Category Buyer  - 

The Junior Regional Category Buyer (Junior RCB) is responsible for the procurement activities of one or several raw material categories in order to ensure supply security/ flexibility and to achieve best total cost on a regional scale.

What you will do:  

  • Coordinate with a team of site planners to ensure sites are supplied with the required raw materials
  • Negotiate pricing for the raw materials responsible for
  • Supplier evaluation and management
  • Cost reduction opportunities
  • Negotiate and coordinate spot buys
  • Report status and achievements within category to Procurement Management
  • Review and solve raw material supply issues which cannot be solved at site planner level
  • Solve SAP master data and address invoice issues, ensure prices are entered correctly
  • Reduce single and sole sourced raw materials

What you will bring: 

  • Degree in economics, business administration or natural sciences or equivalent experience
  • Entry level expertise in procurement processes
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good skills in using tools like SAP, Excel and other databases
  • Fluent in English (including negotiations). Additional language is a plus.
  • Good presentation skills

The Location: This opportunity is located in  Aurora, Illinois, only 5 miles from downtown Naperville.

What We Offer You

  • A safe and drug-free work environment
  • Career development, job progression, and tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible work environment, paid vacation, and sick time
  • A comprehensive health benefits package with low premiums to support employee wellbeing
  • Retirement savings with company match plus contributions
  • Above-market compensation including performance-related pay and bonuses
  • Fitness reimbursement to encourage employees to stay healthy and active

Our Company

  • No. 1 global leader in styrenics: Styrene Monomer, Polystyrene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Standard, and Styrenic Specialties
  • 3,600 employees worldwide
  • 20 manufacturing sites in 10 countries
  • Customers in 106 countries
  • 6 billion EUR in 2021

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

All the best,

The INEOS Styrolution Talent Team


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