Materials Buyer – Freeport, TX

Olin Corporation Freeport, TX
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Olin Chlor Alkali Products & Vinyls, a division of Olin Corporation, has an opening for a Materials Buyer located in Freeport, TX (Houston will be considered for the right candidate). This position will process purchase orders for store stock items, process release purchase orders for non-stocked items, provides indirect performance feedback to warehouse operations support team, as applicable, expedite purchase orders to ensure accurate delivery date.

Olin Corporation is a leading vertically-integrated global manufacturer of chemical products and a leading U.S. manufacturer of ammunition. Olin is the world's leading producer or chlor alkali products and Vinyls, the number one supplier of epoxy materials, the number one global seller of membrane caustic soda and chlorinated organics and the number one North American seller of chlorine, bleach and hydrochloric acid. Winchester's principal manufacturing facilities produce and distribute sporting ammunition, law enforcement ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components and industrial cartridges.

Required Skills:

* High School diploma required or G.E.D.

* Bachelor's Degree preferred

* Supply Chain/Purchasing/Business or related discipline strongly preferred

* Minimum 2 years Manufacturing/Industrial work setting; chemical industry preferred

* Demonstrated ability to take initiative, drive projects to closure within a fast paced environment with tight deadlines.

* Negotiating with vendor including managing a competitive bid process required

* Ability to interface with internal and external clients/ suppliers

* Awareness to detail, strong decision-making ability and creative problem solving skills


* Advanced skills in Microsoft Office

* Ariba

Essential Skills:

* Conduct request for information or request for quote as necessary.

* Analyze and evaluates bids to optimize value.

* Select non-strategic suppliers and issues purchases orders.

* Review Purchase Requisitions for accuracy of information.

* Effectively utilizes SAP to enter and retrieve information in a timely manner.

* Provides indirect performance feedback to warehouse operations support team, as applicable

* Monitor and track performance metrics and supplier complaints.

* Complies with all safety/health rules and practices.

* Provide off-hours and weekend on-call service to site as necessary.

* Uses logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.

* Handle discrepancies pertaining to release purchase orders and warehouse purchase orders.

* Handles Open Text issue pertaining to invoice & quantity discrepancies.

* Participates in special projects and department auditing

Work Conditions:

* 75% of work is done inside at a desk versus in the plant

* 25% of work is complete at plant warehouse

* Degree must be from a school that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of Education of the U.S. Department of Education

* Olin does not provide any form of sponsorship to applicants not authorized to work in the US.

* A minimum requirement for this U.S. - based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent basis.

Olin is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.