• Category Manager - Raw Materials

    DuPont Wilmington, DE 19893

    Job #2257709028

  • At DuPont, we are working on things that matter; whether it's providing clean water to more than a billion people on the planet, producing materials that are essential in everyday technology devices from smartphones to electric vehicles, or protecting workers in this global pandemic.??

    If you would like to be a part of a premier multi-industrial company that is delivering sustainable solutions that bring real purpose and value, of a company with collaborative spirit because it believes that we work best when we?work together as a team and values the diversity of thought, then DuPont is the company for you!?

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    Our purpose is to empower the world with essential innovations to thrive. We work on things that matter!? ??


    Get to know our? Purpose? and make it yours by bringing innovations to market that?improve the world, share a?commitment to sustainability that?makes our planet better and give back to communities in?which we work?and live.??

    Get to? Experience ?a collaborative environment where teamwork is celebrated with flexibility that enhances balance?and an inclusive atmosphere that is welcoming to all!??

    Have the? Opportunity ?to?chart your own course,?challenge yourself, and acquire new capabilities to build?a?rewarding and fulfilling career. We reward employees with competitive pay and incentives to recognize?skills,?competencies, and contributions?to business results.???

    We are looking for a Raw Materials Category Manager in Water & Protection Business. The location will be in North America. This incumbent will lead the development and execution of strategic sourcing plans/strategy for assigned Water & Protection Raw Materials to improve competitive position and achieve Business goals.

    The Category Manager collaborates with business leaders in the establishment and execution of sourcing strategies. Identifies and drives continuous improvement in the contractual relationship with suppliers.

    Your key responsibilities :

    • Work with businesses and other supporting functions to fully understand business needs and develop/select reliable suppliers to deliver high quality products at lowest total cost to DuPont.

    • The position requires the capability to analyze, understand and interpret market dynamics and drivers, supplier capability and constraints, quantity leverage, regional regulations, and best sourcing practices to develop and implement category management strategies to achieve long term competitive advantages for the business. Such strategies will leverage the total global business purchase requirements while accommodating regional differences in execution.

    • Effectively utilize Global Procurement processes, procedures and tools to achieve Procurement functional goals and corporate governance requirements, whilst delivering business needs. Have a disciplined approach to ensure system data remains accurate, up to date, and consistent.

    • Develop, negotiate, implement and manage Supply Agreements through understanding:

    • Implications of contract language

    • DuPont demand forecast and critical growth objectives

    • Quality, responsible care, regulatory and supply chain requirements

    • Industry supply/demand dynamics and applying to sourcing strategies

    • DuPont and general market price history and drivers

    • Manage supplier performance. Work with Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, and other functions to ensure suppliers deliver high performance levels at or exceeding expectations. Develop Supplier Relationship Management plans for critical suppliers to instill continuous improvement approach, maximize value generation, and minimize supply risk.

    Your Qualification Profile:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics or a related field is required

    • 5+ years of sourcing, manufacturing, operations, R&D (chemical) or business/commercial experience with progressive increases in responsibility and contribution required

    • Strong negotiation skills.

    • Good communication and relationship skills (internal clients, external suppliers).

    • High degree of competency in data and value analysis, combined with excellent IT skills.

    • Good understanding of Legal fundamentals (as relates to contracts).

    • High level of understanding of Supply Chain fundamentals and the integration with Sourcing.

    • Good understanding of Finance fundamentals.

    • High ethical standards.

    • Good understanding of Regulatory requirements.

    Periodic domestic and international travel may be required

    Location: United States (preferably in one of our offices in Wilmington, Delaware or Midland, Michigan) - Hybrid working is available for this role

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