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Logistics Procurement Manager

Date:  Jul 3, 2024

Columbus, OH, US

Company Overview


Grounded by a history that is deeply rooted in innovation, Hexion is a global employer committed to building and protecting the future by producing innovative performance materials.  Our materials are the building blocks for critical industries, including construction, agriculture, energy, automotive, and infrastructure protection. Everywhere you look, you will find our materials and people at work to help customers make products that are stronger, safer, and cleaner. When you work for Hexion, you’ll join a team that is committed to operating safely and with integrity to build a more sustainable future for all, our associates, our customers, and the communities where we live and work. 

Position Overview


The company is searching for a Procurement Manager to manage North American Bulk Truck Logistics within our world-class organization.

The individual is responsible for up to $100MM in annual spend and will play a leading role in the development, negotiation, and implementation of strategic sourcing plans. Hexion is a top tier global buyer of Logistics in this portfolio.

Additionally, the Procurement Manager will work with some of Hexion’s largest and most visible logistic suppliers, will be a crucial communicator to both leaders and internal customers, and will see immediate business impact from their actions.

Deep commodity expertise, responsiveness and effective relationship management with suppliers and internal customers are critical functions of this role.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop procurement plans and document databased strategic logistics strategies using various organizational procurement processes. 
  • Source Bulk Truck logistics for 20 sites in Hexion’s NA portfolio.
  • Negotiate in a timely manner all aspects of supply contracts including pricing, payment terms, and volumes, in an effort to guarantee security of supply, minimize working capital, drive productivity, reduce costs and ensure quality in accordance with business demands
  • Become the market expert; build strong value-added relationships for assigned commodities to drive value and manage internal and external communications
  • Contribute to both procurement and business team meetings, report on deep dive of personal quarterly actions within global procurement processes
  • Leverage and engage the global procurement team to ensure coordination and create value
  • Develop strong relationships with internal customers
  • Coordinate and assist in the development of price forecasts and budgets



Contract Writing:

  • Consistently executes contracts and aligns contracting intent with stakeholders
  • Mentors, consults and engages with others on various levels of contracts and demonstrates commercial diligence
  • Proficient in multiple types of contracts and complexity 
  • Develops contracts with long-term strategic value 
  • Creatively adjusts clauses benefitting the company  
  • Has insights of best-in-class contracts available in the market and organization 
  • Viewed by stakeholders as strong in contract writing and knowledge


Negotiation Skills:

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) both internally and externally 
  • Ability to successfully complete large negotiations/projects 
  • Consistently exceeds the pre-established negotiation goals; able to adapt negotiation strategy as needed 
  • Supports and coaches others in their negotiations
  • Viewed as an expert / resource not only on commodity set, but negotiations in general 
  • Strong Supplier Relationship Management / Partnership with supplier and ability to fully leverage relationship with supplier
  • Effectively uses procurement management within multi-level supplier relationships


Market Analysis and Strategy Development:

  • Viewed as an expert for a commodity to internal and external stakeholders 
  • Ability to utilize market knowledge to anticipate impact in the market and other commodities.
  • Skillful in converting market knowledge to strategy; innovative  
  • Market knowledge is proactively shared with peers or business teams and fully integrated into strategies 
  • Utilizes market knowledge to maximize both short and long-term value  


Process Utilization:

  • Serves as role model and mentor to others in use and application of procurement processes and business services or as leader of procurement process
  • Perceived as an innovative leader in development/improvement of procurement processes.  Creates value through processes

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years relevant commercial or procurement experience
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills with an attention to detail
  • Experience with liquid bulk and/or chemical shipping requirements
  • Knowledge of current technologies related to process analysis, supply chain optimization, procurement, and resource planning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in a matrix or multi-site organization
  • Travel 25%


Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or Business



We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any characteristic protected by law.

To be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agencies.

Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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