Global CapEx Buyer
Job Division Guardian Industries REF. 2019-3457 Location PL-Katowice ES-Valencia-Liria Europe Category Procurement Position Type (Portal Searching) Regular Full-Time
Who is Guardian Industries?
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And perhaps most of all, we make the ideas, formulas and processes that make these products possible. Guardian Industries is 18,000 people working to make products that improve people’s lives! To Learn more visit our website at :
The CapEx Buyer shall perform assignments related to the procurement of goods and services including but not limited to purchases of capital equipment and contracting services required at Guardian Facilities and negotiation and implementation of global / regional agreements.
The role will be called on to support projects primarily in the European Region, but may be called on to support project in North America, Asia, and Latin America.
The incumbent shall work within the framework of each project with multi-disciplinary team (maintenance, project engineering, IT, legal, finance, etc.
to deliver an optimized solution from the cost, TCO and risk standpoints to the manufacturing plants and project engineering team.
The individual must have strong communication skills, extensive knowledge of construction / CapEx projects, chemical or composites operations / industry, as well as strong negotiation skills.
A Day In The Life Typically Includes
Negotiate, develop, manage engineering and procurement contracts for mechanical, civil, I&E disciplines as well as major process equipment for plant production
Ability to research and identify capable vendors or contractors
Construct, present, and promote CapEx project specific procurement strategy to foster the goal of delivering the project on time, on budget
Initiate selection and approval of new vendors
Preparation of paper or electronic RFQs
Manage and work closely with EPC and EPCM contractors, working with their multi-disciplinary teams
Provide support to the project team in contract administration, cost controls, change order management, etc.
Communicate, follow-up and maintain the commercial agreements in his / her portfolio
Collect, analyze, and assure quality and accuracy of the spend analysis and KPI’s in the portfolio
Assist engineering teams in defining project scope (functional definition, value analysis)
Proactively identify value creation opportunities for internal customers, sourcing globally
Maintain files and communicate non-conformance issues internally and with vendors
Develop innovative sourcing alternatives to inject competition and mitigate risk in goods and / or services
Provide market insights to other members of the procurement team, interact functionally with site buyers as well as global technical goods / technical services strategic buyers
What You Will Need?
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Business or related discipline
3-5 years of professional experience in CapEx or project procurement required
A strong knowledge of chemical operations and experience working in the chemical industry required
Ability to work in a matrix organization
Strong negotiation and analytical skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment
Knowledge of SAP purchasing and maintenance modules
Strong computer software knowledge (Excel, Word, Access, Google Applications, MS Project)
Ability to travel approximately 25%
What Will Put You Ahead?
Safety - Embraces and understands the criticality of safety
Sourcing Strategy Development & Implementation.
Total Cost of Ownership.
RF(x) Development and Execution.
Contract Planning and Execution.
Supplier Relationship Management.
Product / Service / Commodity Knowledge
Strategic Orientation and Thinking
Communication Skills & Influence
Change / Conflict Management
Supply Chain Management Foundation
Problem Analysis and Decision Making
Technical Procurement / Supply Chain Skills Skilled in :
MS Office suite (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word);
Industry & Market Analysis
Business systems and data structure, sequel, database queries, data access, and data warehousing;
Procure-to-Pay processes, including requisitioning, PO processing, financing activities, and compliance tracking and reporting;
Spend and Demand Analysis (analyze and pattern identification for areas of potential leverage);
Supplier Analysis, Screening and Selection (collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative information to assess, screen and select suppliers);
Business Performance Measurement (KPIs) - Accessing, calculating, and understanding key performance indicators in order to determine business performance trends on a timely basis.
What Do We Have To Offer?
If you have been looking for an environment where people are valued, entrepreneurial spirit is boundless and opportunities for success are based on merit, and if you want to add value to your company, then Guardian Industries may be the place for you.