Procurement Agent

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Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.


At our site in Ann Arbor, we are currently looking for a ​Procurement Agent​ to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities


This position is responsible for the tactical and operational purchasing functions for the goods and services purchased within the procurement team across all WACKER US sites. This role will support the Strategic Procurement Manager(s) in developing, analyzing and administering RFQ/RFI’s, contracts, category strategies, supplier management and all other procurement duties as needed. Other responsibilities of this role include:

  • Protection of the Company’s assets by procuring materials & services in an ethical manner that meets WACKER’s strategic goals and provides the greatest overall monetary value to the supply chains.
  • Promote 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
  • Create and issue purchase orders as needed for all goods and services for the US plants.
  • Create and administer RFQ/RFI's as needed for all goods and services. Analyze and compare supplier quotations and make clear recommendation for sourcing approval. Create and administer GPA's as needed.
  • Participate in stakeholder and/or supplier meetings and represent procurement as needed.
  • Support in the development of category strategies as needed, along with the implementation of these strategies. Support in the annual supplier management process.
  • Create and provide SAP and other reports to management as needed, along with presenting information and/or supporting management with creating presentation materials.
  • Support in the development and implementation of cost reduction and DPO improvement strategies in support of annual cost reduction and DPO targets.



  • Bachelor’s degree in in Procurement and/or Sales/Marketing and/or Chemistry or a related field required.
  • Minimum one year of experience in a similar role , 3 years of experience preferred
  • Consistent work experience in Procurement in a large global/multicultural company within the Chemical and Manufacturing Industries preferred
  • Proven track record in achieving annual corporate cost reduction and DPO targets.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, SAP, e-auction tools, and other e-tools for procurement reporting, efficiency, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.


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.
Reference Code: 5996 



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