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DuPont Senior Buyer-Raw Materials in Wilmington, Delaware

Senior Buyer-Raw Materials (Job Number: 211695W-01)



We are looking for a Senior Buyer to help support our Transportation and Industrial business. In this role you will manage the supply of raw materials and develop strategic sourcing plans for key raw material commodity groups to improve competitive position and achieve Business goals.

Collaborates with business leaders in the establishment and execution of sourcing strategies. Identifies and drives continuous improvement in the contractual relationship with suppliers

Your key responsibilities:

Work with businesses and other supporting functions to fully understand business needs and develop/select reliable suppliers to deliver high quality products at lowest cost to DuPont.

The position requires the capability to analyze, understand and interpret market dynamics and drivers, supplier capability and constraints, quantity leverage, regional regulations, and best sourcing practices to develop and implement category management strategies to achieve long term competitive advantages for the business. Such strategies will leverage the total global business purchase requirements while accommodating regional differences in execution.

Effectively utilize Global Procurement processes, procedures and tools to achieve Procurement functional goals and corporate governance requirements, whilst delivering business needs. Have a disciplined approach to ensure system data remains accurate, up to date, and consistent.

Develop, negotiate, implement and manage Supply Agreements through understanding:

  • implications of contract language

  • DuPont demand forecast and critical growth objectives

  • Quality, responsible care, regulatory and supply chain requirements

  • Industry supply/demand dynamics and applying to sourcing strategies

  • DuPont and general market price history and drivers

Manage supplier performance. Work with Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, and other functions to ensure suppliers deliver high performance levels at or exceeding expectations. Develop Supplier Relationship Management plans for critical suppliers to instill continuous improvement approach, maximize value generation, and minimize supply risk.


Experience and education:

B.S. degree in a related field is preferred. Must have 5+ years of sourcing, manufacturing, operations or business experience with progressive increases in responsibility and contribution.

Technical skills:

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Good communication and relationship skills (internal clients, external suppliers).

  • High degree of competency in data and value analysis, combined with excellent IT skills.

  • Good understanding of Legal fundamentals (as relates to contracts).

  • High level of understanding of Supply Chain fundamentals and the integration with Sourcing.

  • Good understanding of Finance fundamentals.

  • High ethical standards.

  • Good understanding of Regulatory requirements.

Travel requirements:

Periodic domestic and international travel may be required.

At DuPont, we have an unbridled commitment to deliver essential innovations that enrich people’s lives, enable sustainable development and foster human potential for generations to come.

Innovations developed from highly engineered products and naturally sourced ingredients shape industries and everyday life. From smarter homes to more efficient cars, from better ways of digitally connecting to new tools that enable active and healthy lifestyles…in all these areas and many more, we’re working with customers to transform their ideas into real world answers that help humanity thrive.

Coupled with core values and excellent compensation & benefits… Together, we’re turning possibilities into real world answers that help humanity prosper!

Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington

Organization: Transportation & Industrial

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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