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Buyer

Company: Methanex Corporation
Location: Geismar
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary

Supports the Procurement Lead with the sourcing and procurement of goods and services for Methanex Geismar Site in accordance with company policies, procedures and strategies.

Develops efficient work practices to facilitate the effective operation of the Procurement and Contract Management functions.

Position Responsibilities

* Negotiates the acquisition of goods and services for normal operations and Turnarounds at optimum cost, in compliance with company procedures and consistent with standards of quality and delivery.
* Manages formal tendering processes for the acquisition of equipment and services in accordance with company procedures.
* Establishes commercial tabulation from tendering process and presents the recommendation for short list/award.
* Provides Vendor Sponsors and Vendor Key Contacts with support and information relative to the services contracts.
* Coordinates the review program and provides a recommendation for the LEM (Labor, Equipment and Materials) contract renewal process.
* Manages the administration of labor contracts.
* Ensures all procurement and contractual activities are handled in a professional and ethical manner and that confidentiality of commercial information is always maintained.
* Implements supply arrangements, in conjunction with the Warehouse group, that minimise inventory levels without impairing availability or quality.
* Establishes effective networks with peers in similar organizations and across regions to remain abreast with best practice.
* Establishes and reviews improvement procedures and work practices that streamline the procurement process.
* Reviews procurement performance using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and other metrics applicable.
* Establishes service contracts and work practices to ensure the smooth running of Turnarounds and Capital Projects.
* Ensures that customers are aware of correct procurement procedures.
* Documents and communicates vendor's performance.
* Supports customers on the appropriate use of contracts and our LEMs system.
* Actively promotes Methanex's behavior standards.
* Provides guidance and support to the Vendor Sponsors and Vendor Key Contacts.
* Experience of procurement (procure to pay cycle), of plant spares (mechanical, electrical, instrumentation) and equipment.
* Manages Contractor Document Awareness to ensure contractor companies are provided with current Methanex USA procedures relevant to contractor site conditions.
* Provides back-up for the Procurement Lead in times of absence.
* Provides technical leadership around best procurement and contract management practices and systems.
* Provides coaching and direction to customers on strategic direction of procurement and contracting functions.
* Collaborates with Procurement Lead in establishing strategic direction of purchasing and contracting functions.
* Maintains an up to date knowledge of product availability and maintains the networks and resources to achieve this.
* Maintains an up to date knowledge of vendors.
* Acts as an active and contributive member of the Maximo Key Users Group.
* Contributes to the organizational vision of Global Methanol Leadership and as a team member demonstrates the core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism.
* Conducts all business in a manner which supports the Responsible Care - ethic.
* Networks with other Methanex sites to the mutual benefit of all sites.
* Responsible for ensuring awareness of all controlled documents relating to this position as per Document Awareness Report from Document Management Database.
* Contributes to the 'operational excellence' for Methanex Geismar site as an effective member of the Finance department.

Position Qualifications

* 5 years Procurement/Contracts or related experience.
* 3 years experience supporting Turnarounds and Capital Projects.
* Proven negotiating abilities.
* Awareness of business ethics, good judgment, eye for detail and integrity.
* Proven working knowledge of contract law, insurance law and tendering processes.
* Knowledge of computerized procurement management systems.
* Computer literacy particularly with Microsoft Office Suite.
* Good organization and planning skills.
* Advanced written and oral communication skills.

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Keywords: Methanex Corporation, Baton Rouge , Buyer, Other , Geismar, Louisiana

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