Dow Chemical Associate Strategic Sourcing Manager in Midland, Michigan

The Dow Chemical Companyhas an exciting and challenging opportunity for anAssociate Strategic Sourcing Mangerlocated inMidland, MI.

The Logistic Purchasing Organization has an opportunity for an Associate Strategic Sourcing Manager located in Midland. The Dow Chemical Company's Purchasing function is responsible for managing business relationships and related contracts for rail freight transportation. The Associate Strategic Sourcing Manager role exists to provide commercial support for the purchase of rail freight transportation with a North America focus, including involvement in the Strategic Sourcing Process and commercial agreements.

The Associate Strategic Sourcing Manager creates value by defining sourcing opportunities, developing and driving sourcing strategies, developing and managing supplier relationships, analyzing market conditions, negotiating with suppliers, and delivering results.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Sourcing: Development of 3 to 5 year strategies based on market and Dow position.

  • Market Research & Analysis: Knowledge of the Railroad industry in order to better serve the client requirements and improve strategic positions.

  • Negotiations: Develop negotiation plans and strategy to secure commercial agreements.

  • Contract Management: Implement negotiated elements, manage the administration of contracts, and audit requirements.

  • Partner Engagement: Maintain engagement with business and operations supply chain on the dynamics of the rail market.

  • Supplier Relationship Management: Maintain supplier performance assessment, supplier selection, and ongoing communication.

  • Governance: Adherence to Purchasing processes and procedures.

Competences & Skills:

  • Project Management

  • Financial Analysis

  • Negotiation Experience

  • Strategy Development

  • Communication Skills

  • Teamwork

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelors' Degree is required.

  • A minimum of 8 years of related work experience with a proved record of value generation.

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project and leadership experience preferred.

  • The ability to manage data using excel.

  • Negotiation experience.

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.


Associate Strategic Sourcing Manager



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