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Project Procurement Manager


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.8 billion in 2019 and about 14,300 employees in 33 countries. The company is currently represented at 60+ production sites worldwide. 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 FTSE4Good. 

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 21 locations in 10 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
  • Essential link between Procurement’s Technical Goods team and Technical Services category and Project Engineering with regards to procurement of medium to large size Capital Projects at 5 sites – typically with a Total Investment Cost >3 million US$.
  • Participate and plan project procurement for all capex projects from inception stage to commissioning
  • Be part of the Capex management team, involve in supporting estimates for projects, guide and help negotiate contracts for FEL1/2/3 concepts
  • Develop project procurement plans in conjunction with commodity managers and PTSE organization
  • Develop and manage procurement risk matrix and act as risk responder for procurement activities
  • Develop project bidders list and bidding/execution strategy for major capex projects
  • Help compile RFQ’s for different work packages and support/oversee bidding efforts on major bid packages
  • Lead GPL tactical team in negotiating large contracts, attend kick off meetings and ensure adherence to budget and schedule.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; Bachelor’s degree in Business or Engineering is a plus
  • 10 plus years of relevant project procurement experience. Professional Certification like PMP or CPSM is a plus. 
  • Leadership and Project Management experience required
  • To establish relationships and expediting/attending meetings with providers, travel is required. Estimated travel expectation is 20%.
  • Experience working in project industry, preferably chemical/petrochemical industry
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) are required.
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver persuasive argumentation in pricing and contract negotiations/contractor management skills are required.
  • Thorough understanding of the typical language found in EPC/EPCM/Engineering/Service contracts and sensitivity to the clauses having particular importance to the organization
  • Basic understanding of management accounting principles and financial analysis skills are essential.  Understanding of chemical processes, engineering or construction processes is a strong plus.
  • Strong analytical skills and matching skill level using Power Point, Excel etc . Ability to present strategy documentation to senior management to get buy in for the strategy



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:  821

El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

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