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Procurement Specialist

Chester, VA, USA ● Frankford, Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #371
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
About AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S.-based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect. More information on AdvanSix can be found at

Position Summary

The Procurement Specialist (PS) position will support the Hard and Soft craft Construction categories at the Frankford, PA manufacturing site, and the Fabricated Equipment category across all AdvanSix manufacturing sites to ensure Souring cost effectiveness and Procurement performance standards are maintained. This individual will take direction from the Commodity Leaders and assist with activities that include vendor selection, negotiation, collaboration, and contract management through the full life cycle Capital and Indirect construction programs efforts, with spend up to $30MM.

Category Management

The PS will assist the Commodity Leader for mitigating supply risk, maximizing financial improvement and driving innovation with the supply base via the spend managed in their area. The PS will aid in:

  • Extracting spend data from SAP and other dashboard tools as well as pulling external market intelligence data in support of category specific strategies that align with AdvanSix goals for reducing costs and meeting financial expectations; and
  • Cultivates and maintains key vendor relationships; and
  • Interacts with stakeholders to progress plans established for supplier relationships in extracting the greatest value in supplier quality, total cost effectiveness, enhanced service levels, risk management, sustainability, and innovation; and
  • Actively seeks ways to streamline business processes; researches and provides information on industry category trends and best practices.

Procurement Execution

For funded Capital and Plant activities, the PS shall be a resource for the organization in their area to:

  • Act as Procurement Liaison between project team 3rd party suppliers; and
  • Execute RFI’s and RFP’s, documents bid events through correspondence to suppliers; and
  • Write contracts and Purchase Order’s within delegation of authority; and
  • Resolve or facilitate the resolution of supplier issues with invoicing, qualifications and back-charges.

Other Activities

At the PS’s site or Plant location they shall:

  • Foster a strong favorable relationship between the Engineering, Plant and ISC leadership teams; and
  • May be assigned to new Procurement initiatives, or Plant special projects.

Basic Qualifications

  • Associates of Science or Arts Degree
  • SAP experience and working with a commodity that has a high transactional load
  • 2+ years of indirect services category support, strategic sourcing or project management experience with increasing responsibility over time. Manufacturing experience preferred. (Chemical, Refining background preferred but not required.)

Additional Qualifications:
Prior experience within the Hard and Soft craft construction industries, and/ or industrial fabricated equipment;

  • Experience managing supplier relationships
  • Data analytics background
  • Highly organized and effective manager of both time and resources
  • Ability to drive to meet goals without direct supervision
  • Demonstrates personal commitment to meeting the needs of the business; internal stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Operations Management, external contacts such as high-level positions within supplier organizations, and with all levels within the AdvanSix organization including requisitioners.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (primarily Excel, also One Note, Power Point etc.)
  • Technical proficiency with appropriate procurement systems and analytic tools (SAP ECC and Business Warehouse), and e-procurement systems (Scan-Market or Ariba).
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification
AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, veteran status, or any other protected classification. To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of AdvanSix about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at AdvanSix via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of AdvanSix, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by AdvanSix for this position and a valid agreement with AdvanSix is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the AdvanSix agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Other details

  • Job Family FI04 - Procurement
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Chester, VA, USA
  • Frankford, Philadelphia, PA, USA