Indirect Procurement Category Manager in Santiago, Chile at ChemTreat

Date Posted: 7/12/2019

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Job ID: CHE002081

About Us

Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, ChemTreat, an operating company of Danaher Corporation, is one of the largest and fastest growing industrial water treatment companies in North and South America generating approximately $500 million in sales. ChemTreat is in its 48th year and has a team of over 1,700 associates in North and South America. The company offers world class products and water treatment services focused on building long term satisfaction and commitment with our customers. ChemTreat’s entrepreneurial spirit drives the Company’s success while demonstrating a high degree of value that leads to millions of dollars of customer savings per year.


The Indirect Procurement Category Manager – South America will have direct responsibility for managing a group of services and indirect procurement items that span ChemTreat’s business. The Indirect Procurement Category Manager will ensure best cost positions in the category, develop relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders, and will be an expert in the market for the items in assigned categories. Additionally, the position will have responsibility for the total spend of direct and indirect procurement for Chile. Person in the role must have   the interpersonal skills and organizational agility to influence others and operate across functional boundaries, to develop networks, an entrepreneurial spirit, a results orientation and strong problem-solving skills with experience in conflict resolution.


•         Develop and implement sourcing strategies to ensure global supplier quality, delivery, cost, lead time, inventory, cost performance, and risk mitigation goals are met

•         Manage approx. $30 - $40 million dollars annual spend. Lead negotiations with suppliers to achieve identified sourcing strategies

•         Execute on projects that will achieve year over year price savings within the managed category

•         Develop an overall supplier base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage, utilizing global market exploitation, leveraging spending and technologies

•         Develop and deliver clear category management plans that will include but are not limited to:

o    Evaluating existing supply relationships, volume allocations and spend.

o    Set goals and objectives based upon annual requirements and business objectives.

o    Review with impacted business leaders for alignment.

•         Lead the analysis of relevant markets and provide insight from that analysis to internal and external customers

•         Conduct commodity specific competitor and industry analysis to identify cost, material selection, manufacturing techniques and materials sourcing to improve the company’s competitive position

•            Work in collaboration with Danaher Companies in Corporate sourcing initiatives and projects. Ensuring Chemtreat’s needs and requirements are properly addressed.

•         Play an active role in resolving critical quality and delivery issues with suppliers; comprehensive ownership of supplier performance.

•         Stay informed of changing environmental, social responsibility and diversity standards, regulations, and laws.

•         Works closely with the Regional Indirect Category Agent in South America, to ensure implementation of sourcing strategies

•         Embrace the Danaher Business System (DBS), and promote a continuous improvement culture to support business growth.

•         Deliver supplier and contract related communication to internal stakeholders

•         Monitor ongoing benefits tracking and compliance assessments to achieve optimal value and cost-savings.

Job Requirements


Good negotiation skills and working knowledge of key suppliers in the chemical industry. Technical and business knowledge sufficient to understand business needs; Good working knowledge of CTI's order management system, Ability to manage materials and orders in CTI's system, Strong communication skills; Interpersonal skills; Teamwork and leadership; Good Analytical skills; Good organizational skills; self-starter with the ability to work well independently and in teams; High working proficiency of in Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint. Ability to understand database structure and output.

Bachelor’s Degree in related field. Five years of Purchasing, Commercial, or Supply Chain experience with strong negotiation skills and working knowledge of direct materials. Ability to travel occasionally to visit supplier locations. CPM or CSCP highly desired.

The Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach. The employee is constantly using hand to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell. The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment consists of an indoor, work office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels.

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

ChemTreat, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Purpose of this description is to assist in ADA compliance and is not intended for other purposes such as compensation.

This job description reflects the general nature and scope of the position. This is not intended to be all-inclusive.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
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