Director of Purchasing, Chemicals

Houston, TX

Posted: 03/14/2019 Industry: Supply Chain Job Number: JMM3.14.1 Pay Rate: Base to $200 + 20% + full relo

Director of Purchasing, Chemicals

This Director is responsible for overseeing the purchasing activities of the raw materials and chemicals procurement team. Other responsibilities include:

  • negotiating supply contracts as required;
  • maintaining a close working relationship with all Business Centers to ensure the purchasing related needs and overall business strategies are supported.
  • Providing leadership, guidance and developmental training as required to Americas team in a manner that promotes professional growth, job success and organizational upskilling.
  • Actively participating with Purchasing Leadership Team to assist in setting and implementing strategic objectives, policies, procedures and drive projects for the overall benefit of the company
  • Providing Purchasing and Business Leadership with guidance, reports and updates on supplier issues and materials markets.
  • Developing professional presentations on these topics to be communicated up and down the organization


  • BA/BS preferred in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry; MBA is preferred.
  • Must have 10+ years of strategic sourcing of chemicals
  • 5+ years in a leadership role managing large teams in different regions. Prefer someone who is already at a Director level, but will consider strong Sr. Managers
  • SAP experience/knowledge is a plus
  • 30 – 40% global travel


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.

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