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Title:  Export Procurement Manager


Houston, TX, US, 77041

Company:  Univar USA
Requisition ID:  9530

Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 

At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients. 

Primary Purpose:
Manage the company’s supply portfolio globally, with direct responsibility for North and Latin America, developing product lines, sourcing supplier strategies and secure profitable deals with strategic suppliers to serve our customers worldwide. Responsible for leading a team that handle intercompany operations globally. Coordinates the sourcing strategy in the rest of the world.
  • People management of the Inter-Company sales activity team: Leading the team that prepare quotations, sourcing and order fulfillment with Univar entities in China, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil and several Univar locations in Europe. In addition, the Sourcing Manager for Europe reports to this position. Also coordinates the supply management with UNIVAR China
  • Develop product line strategy and respective supplier development and develop supplier data base and inteligence system to establish long-term relationships that are beneficial to all parties in North America and Latin America. Discover and partner with trustworthy suppliers
  • Cooperate with stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms (pricing strategies, payment terms) and processes (logistic strategies, etc.)
  • Research and anticipate shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers. Proactively communicate to colleagues and management changes in costs and potential supply risks
  • Complete strategic SWOT analysis for suppliers, by product family and by industry
  • Manage standard costs and pursue cost reductions regularly
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, Business Administration, International Trade or similar
  • At least 10 years of experience in the sourcing arena, preferably with chemical products
  • Bilingual in Spanish & English is highly desirable
Specialized Knowledge/Skills:
  • Understanding of chemical market dynamics and sound business judgement
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships.
  • Comfortable in analyzing and interpreting data, marketing research, import records analysis
  • Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions
  • Ability to some travel to tradeshows and conventions

Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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