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Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.6 billion in 2021 and more than 13,000 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. 

We are looking to find diverse and talented people to join our team. Studies have shown that some individuals are less likely to apply if they do not meet 100% of the criteria. We are looking to equalize the gap! If you are excited about this role but your past experiences do not align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply. We will look to assess your talent against our competencies, values and requirements to get the best organizational fit. You might be the right candidate for this or other roles we have available!

Join our Team!


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

  • Responsible for well-established, less complicated operational procurement sites/functions to include the purchase of any indirect Technical Goods and Services and General Services and IT Related goods and Services. Operational/Tactical Procurement for our Kalama, WA facility
  • Daily Operations:  
    •  Convert all purchase requisitions into purchase orders within one business day and follow up on order confirmations with vendor to ensure ontime delivery
    •  Maintain all SAP objects needed for the purposes of placing orders (source lists, info records, outline agreements, pricing, vendors, etc.)
    •  Support all automation aspects of an Operational Buyer desk to ensure efficiency optimization and a streamlined desk
    •  Maintain all required documentation and processes needed to perform an operational desk
    •  Work with North America Master Data to ensure setup of order address vendors or changes to existing vendors as needed to ensure the proper issuance of POs
    • Reviews purchase requisitions from internal stakeholders to ensure accuracy and adherence to Global Procurement & Logistics Department’s Policy and Procedure Guidelines          
    • Collaborates with internal stakeholders to ensure sourced goods and services meet business needs
    • Confers with Suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and lead time
    • Work in conjunction with accounts payable, business units and warehousing to resolve delivery, pricing and goods/receipts/payment issues for area of responsibility


  • BA/BS in Supply Chain Management/Procurement,Business, Finance, or other related field.
  • <3 years of expereince
  • Ability to be a self-starter with a sense of urgency, an ability to manage time well, have high organizational skills, prioritize and effectively attend to high priority matters; Ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously
  • Ability to anticipate and identify problems, analyze correctly, consider alternatives, consult with appropriate colleagues, implement the right solution and monitor results
  • Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Ability to independently negotiate, anticipate and identify problems, analyze correctly, consider alternatives, implement the right solution and monitor results                                           
  • Ability to conduct RFIs, RFQs, RFPs and to communicate requirements and clarify issues with vendors
  • Proven organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with minimal supervision. Including ability to organize diverse information, analyze and resolve disputes, understand internal customer requirements and make independent decisions. Basic understanding of management accounting principles and financial analysis skills are preferred
  • Ability to work well in a virtual team environment with peers, business partners, and end-users

What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program. In accordance with Washington state requirements, the established pay range for this position is Min: $73,200 to Max: $122,000.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing. These benefits include: 
    - Health care - Medical, Dental, Vision
    - Health Spending Account (HSA) with High Deductible PPO XD
    - Employee Life Insurance - Basic, Supplemental Life and AD&D
    - Dependent Life Insurance and AD&D
    - Disability Coverage - Short-Term and Long-Term
    - Flexible Spending Accounts - Health Care and Dependent Care
    - NortonLifeLock device security, online privacy, and identity theft protection
    - Aflac Benefits
    - Legal Assistance Program
    - Retirement Benefits - Defined Contribution 401(k) Plan with Employer Retirement Contribution and Employer Match
  • Work-Life, Time Off & 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. Washington employees who are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement accrue a minimum of 80 hours of vacation per year; have 10 paid holidays; and accrue 64 hours of Sick/Personal time per year. Employees who are covered by a collective bargaining agreement earn time off in accordance with the provisions of the agreement.
  • 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, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religion, national origin, veteran status and political beliefs.


LANXESS has a value-based performance culture. We are seeking a range of human interests, backgrounds, and experiences that can be engaged to achieve respect, ownership, trust, professionalism, integrity and healing across all sectors.  

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.

Requisition ID:  5202

Kalama, WA, US, 98625

Work Arrangement:  Partially remote
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

Job Segment: Accounts Payable, Logistics, Supply Chain Manager, Procurement, Buyer, Finance, Operations

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