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Procurement Specialist


La Vergne, US

Business Unit: 

About Umicore 

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Powering the cars of the future. Giving new life to used metals. We are the leading circular materials technology company fulfilling its mission to create materials for a better life. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do? 


About Cobalt & Specialty Materials 

Mastering the cobalt value chain. Umicore’s expertise covers the sourcing, production and distribution of cobalt and nickel products. Umicore’s materials are at the heart of products we use every day such as rechargeable batteries, tools, paints and tires. Our recycling and refining processes give new life to cobalt and other metals and reduce environmental impacts. To meet the demands of our customers we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in. 


What you will be doing 

As our Procurement Specialist, you will be ensuring the timely acquisition of raw materials and resale products, equipment, and services for our chemical manufacturing and distribution business.  Specifically, this will include:

  • Developing sourcing strategies and researching new suppliers;
  • Managing inventory levels and placing refill orders;
  • Preparing routine bid specifications and managing bid processes;
  • Preparing and processing purchase orders;
  • Obtaining quotations, prices, and specifications from suppliers;
  • Coordinating with vendors and internal departments regarding incoming shipments; and,
  • Other duties as needed.


Who we are looking for 

Our success is based on individuals who are ready to make the most of their skills and prepared to tackle any challenge they face.  As well as excellent verbal and written communication skills, you should have: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree;
  • At least three years’ purchasing experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Strong PC skills with the ability to learn new software quickly;
  • Negotiation skills; and,
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills. 


What we offer 

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do? 


Additional Information

This is a full-time position with a Monday-Friday day shift located at the Palm Commodities International, LLC facility.  The facility is a Drug-Free Workplace, and pre-employment drug testing is required.


We offer an excellent benefits package, including health insurance options, vision insurance, dental insurance, company paid life insurance and short/long term disability insurance, voluntary critical illness and accident insurance, and a 401K Plan with employer matching and profit-sharing eligibility.  Employees are also eligible for regular bonuses.  We recognize 12 paid holidays per year and provide three weeks’ vacation plus paid sick time.


Our company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, or other status protected by law.


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