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Regional Category Manager


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?

Company: INEOS Aromatics

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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. For example, learn more about the potentially game-changing plastic recycling technology, Infinia, we are developing in Illinois.

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:

Regional Category Manager


Texas City, TX

Role synopsis:

The Regional Category Manager is a member of the US Aromatics Procurement leadership team and is accountable for overall category management and delivery for the assigned categories across the Americas region.  The Regional Category Manager leads the development and delivery of Strategies and Recommendations For Awards related to specific products and services within the business.  The role requires influencing and aligning senior cross functional stakeholders ahead of board level governance reviews.    The Regional Category Manager will also sit on the Texas City site leadership team and provide direction, coaching, training, and career development for site-based Procurement employees.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Supplier Management:

  • Manage supplier relationship, build and manage a network with suppliers
  • Monitor Key Supplier performance metrics and provide feedback accordingly

Contract Management:

  • Negotiate prices and supply agreements in accordance with business and legal requirements; ensures the implementation of contracts and price agreements
  • Make sure the suppliers are compliant with the group rules and policies (legal, sustainability, code of conduct)

Stakeholder's Network:

  • Develop close relationship with internal stakeholders to understand company/plant needs current and future for categories of responsibility, incorporate defined needs into category strategy annually; and support the business to source the required service / raw material needed for them to be successful
  • Communicate and monitor the implementation of new supply agreements to Plants
  • Provide relevant information to the stakeholders & reporting on category to key stakeholders / management when appropriate (results)

Costs Management:

  • Analyze category specific markets and cost drivers; perform internal and external benchmarks
  • Identify and promote saving potential and best practices
  • Ensure category savings are reported in the system

Skills & Knowledge Required:


  • BS degree in Engineering, supply chain management, operations management, business administration or related field with MBA preferred.
  • 5 or more years of Procurement experience
  • Recent Regional/Category management experience in chemical or oil and gas preferred

Competencies / Behavioral Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, cross-functional projects and ensure successful completion.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Sphere of influence – ability to influence, mediate, and persuade
  • Well-rounded and experienced Procurement professional with sound business acumen
  • Ability to lead and drive the execution of the regional category management agenda
  • Dedicated and engaged partner who strongly engages with both the business and the Global Procurement organization to enhance collaboration

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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