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Category Manager, Specialty Chemicals

Company: Eastman Kodak Company
Location: Rochester
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Job Description:

Kodak is Hiring!

We are looking for a Category Manager, Specialty Chemicals to join our Brand, Film and Imaging Division in Rochester, NY.

Kodak offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the resurgence of an iconic global company. We combine the strength of a brand that is recognized and beloved around the world with the excitement and entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up. We are focused on the future and looking for professionals with energy, ideas and ambition to help us take next steps in our transformation. We re building a culture which values creativity in all its forms, having a global perspective, a focus on sustainability, and the trust we ve earned over decades of building strong relationships. Kodak has a rich heritage of leadership and innovation, but is also, in many ways, reinventing itself. Kodak is truly a place where you can make a difference.

In this role, you will deliver sourcing solutions to enable commercialization of new products and deliver growth in the Specialty Chemicals business. Responsible for maximizing the value of chemicals purchased from external suppliers in support of Specialty chemicals. Will develop and maintain sourcing expertise in Specialty chemicals, including understanding of supplier capabilities and economics globally. Will interface with internal clients to define requirements and specification for chemicals, identify and evaluate appropriate sourcing options in a timely manner, negotiate and award contracts / orders as required.

Key Responsibilities to include:

* Develop and implement global sourcing strategies

* Build effective working relationships with the New business team members (product management, development, manufacturing, marketing, supply chain, finance, legal, etc.)

* Lead Supplier evaluation, assessment and sourcing (including Request for Quote) processes

* Work closely with the new business team to provide needed information for sell side proposals

* Integrate best practice sourcing / procurement and contracting process to ensure that Kodak requirements are met while obtaining optimal price, quality, delivery, and support

* Drive Supplier relationship management, performance tracking/reporting. Identify and implement long term, total cost reduction and spend management opportunities.

* Develop a comprehensive list of preferred suppliers with desired capabilities in multiple geographies to address typical sourcing needs.

* Market / Product analysis and benchmarking; cost analysis

* Negotiate supplier contracts / orders covering requirements, price, and contract terms and conditions

* Utilize ERP systems to manage all aspects of the purchasing process

* Comply with corporate business and purchasing policies and procedures

Required Skills / Experience:

* Chemicals or Chemistry expertise

* B.S. degreein Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field

* 2+ years Purchasing/Procurement experience

* Purchasing Management skills highly desired

* Strategic focus, with ability to convert strategy into executable plans and drive results

* Ability to travel both domestically and internationally

Key Skills/Attributes:

* Leadership and team skills (ability to build and maintain cross-functional and cross-regional relationships)

* Ability to manage a fluid environment of shifting priorities

* Communications (oral and written) and interpersonal skills

* Planning, organizing, problem solving, and decision-making skills

* Strong financial, analytical, and business skills

* Innovative and results oriented

EOE Policy Statement

Kodak is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are free to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, national origin, age, disability or veteran status or any other Federal or State legally protected classes.

Keywords: Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester , Category Manager, Specialty Chemicals, Executive , Rochester, New York

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