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Procurement Specialist


INEOS Aromatics

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

INEOS Aromatics is a global chemical manufacturing company that produces products the polyester industry uses to make many of the things we use in our daily lives, such as clothes, carpets, furniture, automotive parts and food packaging.

We employ 1,300 employees in sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Mainland China, Belgium, Indonesia and Taiwan, with annual sales of $4 billion. Our diverse team of engineers, scientists and business professionals is dedicated to discovering solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

We care about how we deliver these essential products to the world. Our business has been proud to lead the global polyester industry towards a more sustainable future for some time. Above everything, the safety, reliability and excellence of our operations is fundamental to what we do.

We are looking for people who share our passion for excellence, collaboration and innovation. In return for your excellent skills and abilities, we offer a competitive benefits package including health, dental & vision insurance, 401K match (up to 9%), STD/LTD, paid dependent care days, Life Insurance/Accidental Death, and Dismemberment, 9 paid holidays, 2 personal days and paid vacation.

INEOS Aromatics is part of INEOS, formed in 1998 and already one of the world’s most successful companies, with an annual turnover of over $60 billion and 25,000 employees - over 5,000 of them in the US. INEOS is also one of the safest manufacturing companies in the world, nothing is more important to us.

Job Title:

Procurement Specialist


Cooper River Plant, Wando, SC

Role synopsis:

Assure on time services and goods, maintenance through negotiation of Purchase Orders, Contracts with Domestic and International Suppliers. To assure the procurement process is aligned with Americas Procurement policies and guidelines. Assure 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:

  • Category Strategy development - defining, sharing and implementation of the procurement strategy for Maintenance, Facilities Maintenance, Rental Equipment, Engineering Services, Water Treatment, Cylinder Gasses, Safety, Health & Environmental, etc.   
  • Develops strong relationship with the Operations, Maintenance and Project teams across Aromatics Region to ensure support for all their purchasing need in compliance with budgets and with the best options (suppliers) in the market.  Establishes robust communication plan to keep internal business partners informed of progress and benefits of the Procurement activity. 
  • Evaluates market research, analyzes company spend, reviews internal business goals, and develops the critical customer requirements for each responsible category. 
  • Responsible for developing Aromatics go to market strategy, delivering quality and organized sourcing events.  Ensures the procurement process will be followed and that is aligned accordingly to Americas and Corporate Policies. 
  • Evaluates and negotiates offers received to provide data driven sourcing recommendations which determine the best overall value - balancing pricing, terms and risk, with obtaining best overall quality, reliability, and timely sources of supply. 
  • Develop and implement contractual framework in close cooperation with Legal.
  • Manages the overall contracting life cycle.  Maintains supplier relationship to ensure supplier expectations and established key performance metrics are being met.  Monitors supplier delivery times and manages cost, risk and conflict where there are a major disruptions in supply.
  • Catalogues suppliers by category to qualify alternatives sources of supply for future business opportunities.  Establishes that all suppliers can comply with INEOS Safety and Quality standards prior issuance of Contract and/or Purchase Orders.
  • Comply with all safety principles. Procurement Procedures update and compliance on ISO 9000-2015 Norm.
  • Supports Regional & Local Initiatives.

Skills & Knowledge Required:


  • Bachelor Degree required – Business, Finance, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering
  • 5+ years procurement, contracting, supply chain management experience.  Procurement experience in manufacturing settings a plus.
  • In-depth understanding of various contracting models is strongly desired.
  • SAP System – Purchase Process Intermediate level at least.

Technical Skills:

  • Negotiation and Management of Conflicts
  • Planning and Resources Management – ability to manage multiple projects efficiently and thoroughly.
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Purchase process
  • Project Management
  • Technology adept (Microsoft office Suite such as Excel, Word, and Power Point, SAP, etc)
  • Excellent written and Communication skills required
  • Communicate written and spoken and able to negotiate in English.
  • Customer solution focused

Behavioral Skills:

  • Strong emphasis on Ethics.
  • 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, policies and 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 drug test(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.

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, veteran status 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.

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