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Procurement Manager - Direct Materials

INEOS Composites US LLC

Procurement Manager

INEOS has an exciting opportunity for a Procurement Manager to join our Pigments business.

INEOS Pigments is one of the largest producers of titanium dioxide in North America and the leading producer of titanium chemicals. We operate a state-of-the-art manufacturing complex with leading technology and more than 45 years of manufacturing excellence. We supply a complete range of TiO2 products for the most demanding end use applications. Our global supply chain network coupled with our local sales network will deliver products around the world. We are committed to providing you with the best products, the best service and the best value.

Job Objective

The Procurement Manager leads strategy development and execution for sourcing and delivering strategic raw materials at the Ashtabula Complex. This involves creating value-generating procurement processes to establish a sustainable competitive advantage.

Key Responsibilities of the position include, but not limited to:

  • Ensure compliance with Behavioral Safety Principles, Life Saving Rules, and Process Safety Principles to prevent injuries and maintain an injury-free performance.
  • Manage approximately $375 million of spending in strategic raw materials and bulk logistics sourcing, identifying aggregation opportunities and creating impactful programs for spend leverage.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop sustainable sourcing strategies across categories for quality, value-cost optimization, supply security, plant reliability, and business continuity.
  • Cultivate and manage supplier relationships both internally and externally, ensuring performance expectations are met and productivity targets achieved.
  • Influence alignment and commitment to financial targets and category strategies across functional and business unit levels, identifying profit enhancement opportunities.
  • Lead sourcing initiatives, negotiations, and supplier selection in responsible categories, aligning with business objectives.
  • Develop strategies and negotiate major global business agreements to achieve commercial advantage, manage working capital, and mitigate risk.
  • Lead annual budget development for strategic raw material spend, provide spend outlooks to Finance, and communicate deviations to top management.
  • Maintain awareness of category markets, cost drivers, and economic trends to guide strategy and represent INEOS to external stakeholders.
  • Identify, recommend, and develop alternative sources of raw material supply, ensuring technical alignment and commercial optimization.
  • Manage inbound logistics to meet operational needs, reduce costs, and maintain working capital targets. Explore alternative logistics solutions.
  • Execute bulk logistics sourcing strategy.
  • Support initiatives directed by the INEOS Group Procurement Manager


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering or business applications
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in procurement roles with 5 years of globally traded feedstock and marine bulk shipping experience ideally within the chemical/process or allied industries, with recent experience in a materially similar, senior level position.
  • Demonstrated strong Operation, Finance and Strategic Planning knowledge in building category strategies.
  • Strategic Sourcing preferred, but not required in the TiO2 industry and bulk chartering with knowledge of supply network for selected raw materials and categories.
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage market intelligence, lead negotiation of supply agreement terms, and continuously drive improved supplier service levels through leadership and direction on a cross functional basis.
  • Experience establishing logistics strategies and plans to meet organizational objectives for major inbound raw materials.
  • Minimum of 5 years of contract/commercial experience. 
  • Proven experience in global sourcing, global logistics, and contracts.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Proven experience in market dynamics analysis.
  • Working knowledge of the TiO2 process preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of the global logistics market, shipping routes, and legal requirements for supplier agreements.
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