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Procurement Assistant

Company: Westlake Chemical
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Westlake Chemical offers you the potential to enrich your work life and career experience in an entrepreneurial environment. We work together to enhance peoples' lives through our products and presence in the communities in which we operate. Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.
If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the "Careers" worklet and view "Westlake Career Opportunities".
For all external applicants, please note, an application is not considered complete until it is submitted through our company career page.
SummaryThis role will be responsible for performing administrative and analytical duties to support the Corporate and Direct Materials Procurement function. Work assignments will be given by the Procurement Director and Direct Materials Manager for the specific services required including the functions detailed below. This position requires a dependable person capable of multi-tasking with attention to detail. The candidate needs to have initiative and the ability to prioritize responsibilities with time sensitive deadlines, plus possess highly effective organization and coordination skills.
Duties And ResponsibilitiesMay include, but are not limited to, the following:
Raw Material Procurement Support (50%)

  • Serve as analyst to support the Direct (raw materials) Category Managers with responsibility for supplier management, data analysis, stakeholder support, market research and quote support.
  • Responsible for data mining, data analysis, and market analysis utilizing tools such as ERP systems (SAP, JDE), business warehouse and Microsoft applications.
  • Establish and maintain report templates and dashboards to track current and forecasted spend.
  • Support Category Managers in fulfillment of their objectives including tracking and maintaining metrics in the Corporate SharePoint dashboard system.
  • Support Category Managers in conducting strategic sourcing events which includes administrative and analytical support of the quote, negotiations and contract.
  • Interact with suppliers to acquire and validate required data.
  • Support Category Managers in in conducting the scorecards to measure supplier performance and continuous improvement.Procurement Administration Support (50%)
    • Maintain the Westlake Procurement Intranet Page and ensure accuracy and currency of information and content.
    • Coordinate events meetings and training sessions for the Corporate Procurement team.
    • Support Category Managers in conducting the scorecards process which measures supplier performance and drives continuous improvement.
    • Periodic reporting of key government indices and economic analysis.
    • Provide administrative support for the Corporate Procurement team including maintaining office supplies, mail distribution and general duties as assigned by the Procurement Director.
    • Assist with budget preparation and maintenance.
      Education, Experience And Qualifications
      • Requires an Associates or Bachelor's degree with three years' experience.
      • Must be proficient in Microsoft Power Point, Word, Excel, and computer based application skills; SAP experience is highly desirable.
      • Strong written, verbal communication skills, as well as effective presentation skills are required. Strong analytical skills required.
        PHYSICAL DEMANDS
        While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
        WORK ENVIRONMENT
        The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office. Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc. May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators. Travel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required.
        Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.
        If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the "Careers" worklet and view "Westlake Career Opportunities".

Keywords: Westlake Chemical, Houston , Procurement Assistant, Other , Houston, Texas

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