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Celanese Corporation

Celanese is a global technology and specialty materials company that engineers and manufactures a wide variety of products essential to everyday living. As a recognized innovator in product and process technology in the chemicals industry, we help to create applications that meet the needs of our customers worldwide. We are one of the world's largest producers of acetyl products, which are intermediate chemicals for nearly all major industries. We are also a leading global producer of high pe... Read More

Address      222 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Suite 900N Irving, Texas 75039 U.S.A.
Website      www.celanese.com/
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Strategic Sourcing Leader

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 Celanese Today
Our team of nearly 7,400 accomplished professionals from around the world has put Celanese on the path to becoming the premier chemical company. Their leadership, support and innovation helped Celanese achieve tremendous growth, especially during the past five years.  As a global leader in the chemicals industry, Celanese International makes products essential to everyday living.  Our products, found in consumer & industrial applications, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia.


Heart of Celanese
The primary factor in Celanese’s success is simple --- it’s our dynamic, innovative and results- oriented employees who drive Celanese’s growth everyday.


Employee Rewards

Our employees say that working at Celanese is very rewarding.   We understand the bottom line.  You want to be rewarded and receive benefits for your ideas and innovation.  If you join us, you'll find competitive pay, varied professional opportunities, and the chance to make a difference in a growing, global company.


If you're looking for a premier company where you can create immediate impact, contribute to growth and collaborate with colleagues around the world, Celanese may be a great fit for you.

Purpose and Summary of position:



The Strategic Sourcing Leader/Manager is responsible for managing day to day operations for Ethylene in the US. The creation of a purchasing strategy, negotiation and management of US industrial gasses. The management of key supplier relationships, and the effective execution of planning and procurement processes in compliance with corporate strategies and policies.  Key activities include:

•             Predict market conditions/trends and serve as business expert for product(s) of responsibility

•             Develop and execute strategic projects to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage

•             Define and manage key supplier relationships to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality

•             Communicate to Internal Customers any supplier performance issues and identify/manage improvement opportunities.

•             Determine the most appropriate/alternate supply sources and development of risk management alternatives

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:


•             Minimum of 4-8 years of experience in the chemical industry. Experience in basic raw material sourcing.  College degree in Business Administration, Chemistry or Engineering

•             Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks

•             Ability to think and act strategically

•             Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and cross-culturally with colleagues and suppliers around the world

•             Ability to interface and communicate clearly and effectively (both orally and in writing)

Knowledge and understanding around basic chemicals process



Desired Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:



•             Highly motivated, results focused and act with a high sense of urgency

•             Financial modeling skills and an ability to interpret and utilize key financial data

•             Strong analytical skills and creative problem solving capabilities

•             Excellent verbal, presentation and written skills

•             Cross-functional experience, ideally including working with organizations in other regions and/or  other commercial areas

•             Negotiation experience

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