Purchasing Agent II (Polymers)

Job Title: Purchasing Agent II (Polymers)
Location: Belpre, OH – US
Employment Status: Full-Time
Reports To: This position will report to the Senior Manager, Facilities Procurement (Polymers).
Travel (%): <5%

Major Roles & Responsibilities

 

Kraton is looking to hire a new member of our Procurement Team.  The Purchasing Agent II is responsible for supporting our Category Managers and mentoring other purchasing team members in securing goods and services at best value to ensure the continuous operation of production facilities.

 

Major Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for adherence to all Purchasing policies and procedures
  • Assist in the placement of purchase orders or in purchasing larger items as well as ownership for negotiating purchase of smaller items
  • Execute buying strategies as defined by Purchasing Management
  • Serve as backup for other buyers and agents, as necessary. This requires working knowledge of all of the Kraton domestic production facilities
  • Evaluate vendor reliability and follows up on any problems regarding the use of purchased items

 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

Skills and Experience

 

Required

  • 3-5 years’ experience in purchasing and/or commercial coordination
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others as well as negotiate
  • Experience with SAP purchasing module(s)

 

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree
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