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Senior 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

  • Establish contracts from initial bid packages working in SAP/Ariba platform through bid award, negotiation (including pricing, terms & conditions, scope of work, etc) through final agreement, with the approval of the appropriate LANXESS PRO and BU/GF management
  • Manage ongoing supplier relationships
  • Implement strategies rolled out by GPL regionally or globally to enhance corporate buying power
  • Develop and recommend short and long term procurement strategies aimed at meeting BU/GF technical goods / services requirements.
  • Analyse market structure, trends, technical developments and regulatory trends that impact competitiveness and/or affect availability and delivered cost of materials and services
  • Negotiate resolution of claims, disputes, changes in scope and material price changes.
  • Comply with all established departmental objectives with regards to supplier evaluations, supplier visit reports, cost savings reporting etc
  • Engage in getting assessments and approvals done for Together for Sustainability (TfS)  and Contractor Safety Management initiative
  • Communicate plans and roll-out new supplier programs to fully implement procurement strategies.
  • Run business reports and decipher strategic analysis out of vast amounts of data using pivot tables etc


  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Engineering or applicable related field
  • 5-10 years of experience in purchasing, materials management, contract management or related field or 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:  3250

El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

Nearest Major Market: El Dorado

Job Segment: Procurement, Engineer, ERP, Law, Purchasing, Operations, Engineering, Technology, Legal, Finance

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