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Procurement Buyer


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2020 and about 14,200 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics.

LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. 

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 25 locations in 11 states.  

What we can offer you:
LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.
We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Job Highlights

  • Fully understand the BU or GF’s requirements in order to effectively negotiate  appropriate contract terms, conditions and pricing.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions which limit LANXESS‘ financial and legal risks, and which are enforceable under the applicable law of contract.
  • Resolve problems dealing with interpretation of existing contracts which may have significant financial impact.
  • Implement supply chain strategies and plans consistent with overall department and corporate strategic direction in all day-to-day activities.  Responsible for maintaining and ensuring that Procurement is in compliance with ISO9001 and RC 14001; LANXESS Corporate Requirements and any other corporate Quality and HSE directives.
  • Contract development and administration:  Under limited guidance, provide contractual strategy/execution of contracts as required for business compliance.  Provide a lead-role in supplier negotiations for developing final costs in these contracts.  Contract administration includes:  claims, back-charges and dispute resolution.
  • Working under limited guidance, assists in the development and qualification of sources to support the ongoing purchase of supplies, equipment and services at the most cost effective level while monitoring and ensuring that supplier quality, service and LANXESS performance remains consistently high.  Conducts new sourcing, bidding and negotiations to meet business area requirement while supporting continuous improvement in terms of Quality, Service and Total Cost of Ownership.
  • Provide support to ensure all established guidelines, policy and governance across LANXESS are adhered to


  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Engineering or applicable related field
  • Min. of 5 years of experience in purchasing, materials management, contract management or related field or 7-10+ years related experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Strong negotiation skills, analytical skills and communication skills
  • Ability to use organizational and prioritization skills to manage different projects and bids simultaneously


What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
  • Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
  • Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning .


Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.


Requisition ID:  3204

El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

Nearest Major Market: El Dorado

Job Segment: Procurement, Buyer, Engineer, Purchasing, Supply, Operations, Engineering, Finance

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