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Tactical Procurement Specialist

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Compensation Grade

ACE-USD-SAL

Purpose of the job: 

The key requirement of this role is to ensure that the INEOS Acetyls Texas City assets have the correct goods and services available to be able to meet the site production plans, (including TAR and Maintenance), and Capex portfolio.  To facilitate the timely and accurate processing of all Procurement department needs on the Texas City site, contributing towards ensuring that the optimal value is delivered for the business in this area.

Environment/Context: 

  • Executes the INEOS Acetyls Texas City tactical procurement needs (Low value, high volume purchases).

  • Provides support to Site Procurement Manager and Department Procurement Specialists.

  • Ensure compliance with requirements of Site Procurement Policies and INEOS Acetyls Ethics and Compliance requirements regarding vendor & contract management.

Accountabilities:

  • Oversee and optimize the sourcing of low value goods and services (e.g. general plant consumables etc.).

  • Produce and manage the RFQ (Request for Quotation) process for tactical & stores items.

  • Assist in the liaison between the Texas City stores team and the Engineering asset team in order to ensure that the site MRP system is up to date.

  • Liaise with vendors to ensure that the Texas City site SAP / MRP system is accurate and up to date at all times.

  • Ensure accurate and timely management of SAP material master data and agreements. 

  • Expediting of purchase orders “as and when” required in order to meet deadlines and standards on occasions of peak workload (e.g. Major projects/TAR).

  • Where relevant in their actions, ensure that all aspects and requirements of the INEOS Acetyls CDD (Counterparty Due Diligence) process are followed and actioned to limit the potential risk to the business to a tolerable level.

  • Ensure efficient liaison with the finance function regarding invoice queries in an accurate and timely manner to highlight and where needed escalate issues; with the view of avoiding potential delays in payment.

  • Provide efficient and timely administrative support to the Site Procurement Manager in regard to the site DOA approval process.

  • Deputize for tactical P2P Procurement Support role in periods of absence.

  • Place logistics POs as required by the Supply Chain Manager.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong IT skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint,

  • Strong accuracy and analytical skills.

  • Possess the ability to effectively communicate and influence both internal and external (e.g. vendors) stakeholders.

  • Self-starter working effectively within ad hoc multi-disciplinary teams.

Behavioral Skills:

  • Experience of ascertaining quotations and sourcing activities from vendors.

  • Previous Procurement or Business Administration experience in a large complex manufacturing environment would be desirable.

  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to react quickly and work to tight deadlines

  • Experience in streamlining and optimising existing processes. (Continuous Improvement)

  • SAP working Knowledge and experience.

Performance indicators: 

  • Ensure accurate and timely management of SAP material master data and agreements.

  • Ensure efficient liaison with the finance function regarding invoice queries in an accurate and timely manner to highlight and where needed escalate issues; with the view of avoiding potential delays in payment.

  • Provide efficient and timely administrative support to the Site Procurement Manager in regard to the site DOA approval process.

  • Demonstrate cost improvement in regard to tactical procurement spend.

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