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Purchasing Agent

  • Łódź, łódzkie
  • Specjalista
  • 01.03.2017

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    Purchasing Agent

    Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2015 the company employed a total workforce of 17 213. In the financial year 2015, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.807 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant's corporate strategy is based on five pillars: increase profitability, reposition portfolio, add value with sustainability, foster innovation and R&D, and intensify growth.

    Handle incoming operational purchase requests and create purchase orders using the SAP MM system. Direct and instruct company internal requesters to utilize adequate buying channels. For specific purchase requests, conduct a spot buying process on the market by obtaining supplier offers and placing respective purchase orders accordingly. Conduct all activities in line with global procurement policies, organizational instructions and market strategies


    • Clarify demand specification with requester and provide further advice towards existing buying channels indirect spend area;
    • Carry out spot buys by requesting supplier’s quotations, negotiate and prepare award decisions;
    • Carry out transactional ordering either based on framework agreements or spot buy activities by creating, changing and releasing SAP purchase orders;
    • Verify Purchase Orders towards supplier’s confirmations,
    • Carry out procurement Helpdesk function towards internal requesters on exceptional cases;
    • Monitor supplier timeliness and conduct dunning (Purchase Order follow-up);
    • Review and process the list of obligations (created monthly);
    • Handle complaints towards suppliers via SAP QM;
    • Track and archive all purchasing relevant documents;
    • Support supplier evaluation;
    • Initiate Master data management process (add/change supplier);
    • Clarification of purchase order/invoice mismatches;
    • Active participation in internal working groups;
    • Interface with strategic Procurement Category Management in order to proactively reduce Spot Buys;
    • Provide ideas for process improvements.


    • 2 years of experience in operational procurement is a minimum;
    • Good understanding of procurement function, processes & buying channels;
    • Understanding interfaces with supply chain and having working experience with MRP/Production Planning in chemicals and Interacting with Order Management
    • Practical experience in customer/supplier negotiation process;
    • SAP MM knowledge (critical); SAP QM knowledge (as advantage);
    • Experience in supplier analysis and selection;
    • Understanding of Total Cost of Ownership concept (as advantage);
    • Well-developed soft skills: team-player spirit, communicativeness;
    • Willingness to handle operational procurement requests and process subsequent purchase orders  using modern IT systems in a timely and highly qualitative manner.

    Language Skills:

    • German/Spanish or French fluent
    • English: Fluent written and spoken.

    We offer

    • A rewarding challenge to develop skills in the financial area;
    • An opportunity to be part of a team with great enthusiasm for the business and for delivering top class financial service;
    • Work with talented and highly professional colleagues, in a culture that is collaborative, respectful and committed to your professional development;
    • Internal and external trainings;
    • Career development within our organization;
    • Benefits such as gym membership, private health care.


    language courses
    gym membership
    workplace in the center of LODZ
    international start-up atmosphere
    flexible approach
    delicious coffee