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DuPont Senior Buyer- Water & Protection in Wilmington, Delaware


About DuPont Water & Protection-Our purpose is clear, we create water, shelter and safety solutions for a more sustainable world.

DuPont develops solutions that protect, shelter and enhance lives. Our expertise spans high-performance fibers and foams, aramid papers, non-woven structures, water purification technologies, and protective garments, and includes well-known brands like Kevlar®, Nomex®, Tyvek®, Styrofoam™, Corian®, and Great Stuff™.

Learn more about our Featured solutions here: https://www.dupont.com/about/our-businesses.html

The Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for a Raw Materials Senior Buyer in Water & Protection Business. The location will be in North America. This incumbent will lead the development and execution of strategic sourcing plans/strategy for assigned Water & Protection Raw Materials and Contract Manufacturing 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 total 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.

Your qualification profile:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics or a related field is required

  • 6+ years of sourcing, manufacturing, operations, R&D (chemical) or business/commercial experience with progressive increases in responsibility and contribution required

  • 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.

  • Periodic domestic and international travel may be required

  • Location preference is the U.S. (preferable in in Wilmington, Delaware but will consider Midland, Michigan)

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit our Accessibility Page for Contact Information (http://www.dupont.com/global-links/accessibility.html) .

For US Applicants: See the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here (https://www.dupont.com/content/dam/dupont/amer/us/en/corporate/microsites/now/news-articles/EEO%20Policy%20Final%20Version%20Oct%202020.pdf) .