Commodity Manager

Commodity Manager - 12449BR



International, Overig, Techniek

12449BR – Hexion Inc. – Rotterdam – The Netherlands – Procurement – FullTime

Position Overview

  • Lead Hexion procurement professional in Europe; face of Hexion to European chemical industry
  • Responsibility for the strategic procurement of assigned raw materials and other commodities to support the European business and for driving year-over-year productivity.
  • Responsible for integrated supply plans; developing and implementing strategies, supplier relationship management, negotiation preparation and execution, implementation of contracts
  • Proactively provide and implement proposals/suggestions regarding commodities and improve the interfaces with other functions like supply chain, sales, R&D, etc.

Company Overview

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is the global leader in thermoset resins. Through a broad range of thermoset technologies and specialty products, Hexion serves and supports customers in a diverse range of applications and industries.Hexion materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Hexion, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Hexion, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.

Company Distinction

This exciting opportunity is part of Hexion Inc.

Job Responsibilities

  • Effectively manage a ~$100 million portfolio of procurement commodities in terms of ensuring security of supply, drive productivity and manage suppliers;
  • Develop and document strategic raw material strategies, using Commercial Procurement Strategies (Strategic Source Process);
  • Lead commodity manager for major EU raw materials to other regions; ability to work effectively across globe
  • Manage site services relationships and other indirects spend for EU manufacturing facilities
  • Optimize cash flow aspects of assigned commodities;
  • Regularly report to the Procurement Team and Business using a “Deep Dive” format;
  • Understand market dynamics of assigned commodities and be able to translate these into value added agreements with selected vendors;
  • Develop strong internal relationships with relevant businesses partners;
  • Support implementation and optimization of transactional flow of strategic raw materials utilizing standard procurement processes;
  • Coordinate and assist in the development of monthly and annual price forecasts and on a regular basis give market updates to the Business;
  • Continually monitor the capability and effectiveness of sourcing from developing regions to developed regions.


  • Good analytical and commercial skills;
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills and excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to transform strategies into actions and deliver the planned results.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Several years relevant procurement experience preferably in the Chemicals Industry;
  • Knowledge of current technologies related to: Market and process analysis, supply chain optimization and procurement.

Education Requirements

  • Commercial or Chemical Bachelor degree, MBA preferred

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