Strategic Procurement Manager - Raw Materials

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Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



At our site in Ann Arbor, we are currently looking for a ​Strategic Procurement Manager - Raw Materials​ to be a part of our growing team.




Job Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for the purchase of key Raw Materials and Packaging Materials that have high spend value for Wacker. This individual is expected to take a lead role in developing, negotiating and administering contracts that take full advantage of the total corporate volume. The position is responsible for the protection of the Company's assets by procuring materials in an ethical manner that meets the Company's strategic goals and provides the greatest overall monetary value to the supply chains. The position will provide functional leadership in procurement practices and facilitate the continuous improvement of the partnership between its internal customers and Wacker's Suppliers to achieve the lowest total cost of ownership.



  • Bachelor Degree in procurement or a related field is required.
  • Minimum 5 years prior work experience in Procurement and/or Sales/Marketing and/or Chemistry for a large global/multicultural company is required, preferably within the Chemical and Manufacturing Industries with proven successful job performance.
  • Prior leadership role preferred in contract management, RFQ bid process, contract law and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Good understanding of negotiation strategies, risk management, and value chain of various raw materials. Master's Degree is preferred.
  • Additional skills needed: Excellent and proven negotiation skills; ability to read, understand, and write legally binding contracts; excellent written and verbal skills; ability to communicate with all levels of management- both internal and external to Wacker; excellent persuasive/presentation skills; work within a global matrix organization; strong analytical, financial and research capabilities; proficiency with SAP & Microsoft Office applications; and the ability learn additional IT analytical programs and to effectively react to change.


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
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The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected classes.

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit