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Senior Tactical Buyer


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.6 billion in 2021 and about 14,900 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

  • Responsible for Tactical Procurement functions including service monitoring and negotiiation based at the Pittsburgh Headquarters site with a focus on Site Services for Institute WV, St Charles La, Baytown TX, Memphis TN,  Bushy Park SC and support of Midland Michigan and Wilimington DE. 
  • Procure Indirect materials and services requisitioned by  Plants/Sites within Pittsburgh HUB. Includes invoivement from concept at site through needs development, RFI/RFQ/RFP and negotation of supply, Review and Approval of all purchase orders with follow up until goods receipt.  
  • 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 Business, Supply Chain, Procurement or other related field.
  • Ability to be a self-starter with a sense of urgency, an ability to manage time well, prioritize  and effectively attend to high priority matters. Strong communication skills (written, verbal).
  • Ability to independently negotiate, anticipate and identify problems, analyze correctly, consider alternatives, implement the right solution and monitor results.
  • Abiility to use Ariba to contduct RFI's, RFQ's and RFP's and to communicate requirements and clarify issues with vendors via the ARIBA system 
  • 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.


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:  3555

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275

Work Arrangement:  Partially remote
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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

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