Procurement Specialist - 50926099 (Based in TN or MI)

Wacker - Charleston, TN3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $79,000 - $110,000 a year
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 13,800 employees from 70 nations.

At our offices in Charleston, TN or Ann Arbor MI, we are currently looking for a(n) Procurement Specialist

This position has responsibility for the purchase of all site services, indirect non-technical services, building leases & environmental purchases across all sites. This individual is expected to develop, negotiate and administer contracts that take full advantage of the total corporate volume. (S)he is responsible for the protection of the Company’s assets by procuring materials & services in an ethical manner that meets the Company’s strategic goals and provides the greatest overall monetary value to the supply chains. (S)he 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.

Your Tasks Support other departments within WCC with the timely procurement and delivery of site services, indirect non-technical services, building leases & environmental purchases.
Develop and implement cost reduction strategies in support of annual cost reduction targets. Develop and manage strategic supplier sourcing and selection to achieve performance, quality, EH&S, price and materials strategies. Direct, negotiate and manage contracts for site services, indirect non-technical services, building leases & environmental purchases.
Participate in joint meetings with operations, EH&S and other departments to review material specifications, scopes of work, new or existing sources of supply, and recommendations for reduced procurement spend.
Develop and implement negotiation strategies that satisfy the objectives of all business units/teams and production. Research and understand the market conditions, advances in technology, supplier performance and economic forecasts. Keep business team informed regarding economic and market conditions, lead times and shifts in pricing. Professionally resolve problems (both internal and external) in a fair and ethical manner while protecting the long-term interests of the Company.
Provide leadership and direction to other departments with regards to supplier relations and meeting external customer’s expectations. Investigate and evaluate new sources of supply, conduct meetings with supplier’s sales representatives and continually endeavor to keep abreast of developments that influence the site services, indirect non-technical services, building leases & environmental purchases markets. Coordinates, conducts, and participates in meetings and discussions between suppliers and/or related personnel concerning subjects other than normal price/delivery/quality negotiations.

Your Profile B.S. Degree or higher in Business, Supply Chain or Engineering field preferred
1-2 years of applicable experience required, 3+ preferred
Experience in contract management, RFQ bid process, contract law and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).
Good understanding of negotiation strategies and risk management.
Additional skills needed: Excellent 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 to react to change.


Sustainability is one of WACKER’s corporate goals – also as an employer.We want you to remain productive, healthy and successful long term. Thatis why we offer, for example, comprehensive health management and a variety of advanced training programs and courses for individual development opportunities, alongside a good work-life balance. Naturally, we also have a fair compensation system and above-average social benefits. After all, social responsibility has a long tradition at WACKER.Be part of a family. Across all nations.