Strategic Sourcing Manager

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Date: Jul 31, 2022

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: JM Huber Corporation

Portfolio Business: Huber Engineered Materials 

J.M. Huber Corporation is one of the largest privately held, family-owned companies in the United States. Established in 1883, we are a diversified, global supplier of specialty and commodity chemicals, hydrocolloid solutions, engineered wood products and natural resources to customers spanning a wide variety of industries. With approximately $3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a material presence in more than 20 countries.



Position Summary

This position enhances Huber’s overall competitive position in the marketplace by developing, implementing and maintaining global strategies for the sourcing activities associated with the supply of mineral based materials for the FRA, HSM, Nutrition and HAS facilities. Responsible to manage all activities associated with the purchase of multiple commodities deemed to be strategic to the organization, including the study and analysis of the respective commodity markets and general market trends to ensure that materials are purchased at competitive prices. This position will be responsible for 100M spend in energy or 50M in packaging. This position can be based in Atlanta, GA or fully remote. 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate material procurement activities and requirements for HEM for any categories assigned  
  • Updates and or develops major sourcing category strategies and works collaboratively to gain acceptance across each respective business 
  • Participate in planning for inventory plans in coordination with plant material teams and provide counsel on market dynamics affecting decisions on inventory management and planning levels 
  • Provide intelligence on price and market movements which impact our supply & price equation and assist the commercial & product teams in development of competitive market strategies 
  • Negotiates contracts with suppliers and manages vendor business review process in collaboration with the Sector/Business Unit Purchasing Leaders to maximize value 
  • Complete contractual requirements for materials for Huber facilities in collaboration with legal and business strategies 
  • Support the of quality and audit protocols and promote process control for procurement in the region 
  • Identify new sources of materials used in manufacturing required in the respective categories by HEM, utilizing established protocols where applicable while applying consistent methods and practices within approved policies. 
  • Lead effort for region in identifying and commercializing ‘Low Cost Country’ sourcing opportunities for Huber within the region 
  • Liaison and assist other Huber businesses in sourcing requirements as needed 

Specialized/Technical Knowledge or Required Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management  or related field.
  • 5 - 8 years purchasing experience and or a related field of practice.
  • An emphasis or concentration in the minerals, energy and or chemical industries will be an advantage but not a requirement. 
  • The candidate must have heavy experience in spreadsheets/databases and presentation skills  
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent presentation skills. 
  • This position requires travel of 40% of the time

Our employees are our strongest asset, and their safety, health, and well-being is our highest priority. We respect the individual by providing opportunities for professional and personal development. Our Principles drive us to create an inclusive workplace where employees share core values, show dignity and respect toward others, and work hard to achieve their best performance.  

J.M. Huber Corporation is an EEO / AAP employer. Pre-employment drug screening is required


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta