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Title:  Export Procurement Manager


Houston, TX, US, 77041

Company:  Univar USA
Requisition ID:  9530

It starts with great chemistry.


Univar is more than a distribution company – we’re a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world’s most essential industries. Founded in 1924, with global headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, Univar generated $8+ billion in sales in 2016 – securing the #1 market position in North America and the #2 market position in Europe.


Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people – people like you – and today, our worldwide team of more than 8,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. If you’re looking for an experience where your actions will make a positive difference every day, you’ve come to the right place.

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 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 vacation and sick leave and much more.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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