Category Procurement Lead, Chemicals

Houston, TX

Posted: 07/09/2024 Industry: Supply Chain Job Number: JM24.6.19.1 Remote Friendly: On-Site Experience:

Job Description

Category Procurement Lead, Chemicals

My client, a progressive chemical manufacturing company in Houston is seeking a Category Lead to oversee the petrochemicals category and the sourcing team for the Americas.


  • Manage the regional category team by mentoring, coaching and enhancing their skills
  • With the category team, oversee the petrochemical spend for the Americas
  • Work cross-functionally with other business units
  • Lead vendor selection, maintain vendor relationships
  • Create and implement sourcing strategies
  • Lead negotiations and help create and manage contracts
  • Conduct market research and ensure competitive pricing with supply partners

 The ideal candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred and MBA preferred
  • 8+ years of experience sourcing chemicals (ideally petrochemicals)
  • Knowledge of petrochemicals and olefins is strongly preferred
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Experience with risk management

 My client, an industry leader is offering a very generous compensation package including bonus and full relocation.


Meet Your Recruiter

Joanie Mrozynski
Sr. Recruiter

I am a recruiter with 20 years of experience, currently recruiting Procurement & Supply Chain Management professionals for food and chemical manufacturing companies nationwide. I place professionals at all levels in Supply Chain: Purchasing/Procurement, Sourcing, Planning/Forecasting, Transportation, Logistics, Warehouse.

Whether you are an employer searching for top-notch talent or a candidate looking to change jobs, CPS has a solution for you. With over 40 years of recruiting expertise, the recruiters of CPS have the market and technical knowledge to understand your employment needs. 

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