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Buyer Raw Materials

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Sasol (USA) Corporation is expanding its existing Louisiana Chemical Operations with the development of a world-scale ethane cracker that will produce 1.5 million tons of ethylene and other downstream derivatives per year. The ethane cracker will enable Sasol to expand its differentiated ethylene derivatives business, while helping to strengthen U.S. manufacturing, boost exports and spur economic growth.Due to our tremendous growth we have an opening for a Buyer Raw Materials. This position is located in Houston, TX. Below are details of the position requirements:Sasol offers a comprehensive total rewards package with market-related compensation and benefits that are consistent across our sites in the USA. The total rewards package is competitive within our industry and is designed to attract and retain our most valuable assets - our employees. Come be a part of our Growing Team!!!SCOPE:Supports procurement of minor raw materials for the Sasol North American Operations plant locations. Knowledge of the terms and conditions of 20 raw material contracts, ensures terms and conditions are met and any additional agreements are executed (i.e. forward buys, spot purchases, etc.). Implements spot purchases under the direction of raw material managers, ensuring available inventory for continual plant operation. Maintains SAP and other purchasing and pricing information and resources for SASOL financial reporting. Supports Supply Chain ISO quality system. Manages raw material ordering and inventory at SASOL plant locations. Works with finance to plan vendors payments in order to manage Sasol North American cash flow. Analyzes alternative raw material opportunities based on direction from the Hydrocarbon Purchaser. Collects and analyzes data utilized in metrics. Procurement of approximately 15 minor raw materials. Terms and conditions of over 20 raw material contracts. Purchasing & Pricing on resources of less than $200 MM\/year. Communicates, as needed with raw material managers, planning department, plant operations, and CSRs the requirements of each plant location. Communicates frequently with suppliers to maintain business relationships. Communicates procurement and\/or pricing information to procurement, business managers, accounting and finance.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:Forecasts, purchases and maintains raw material inventory targets for minor raw materials.Forecasts payments as part of the Cash Flow forecasting process.Negotiates delivery timing with suppliers in accordance with plant requirements.Liaison between Sasol North American Operations and suppliers on day-to-day activities.Issues and maintains SAP purchasing documents related to plant and ex-plant locations for accurate inventory management and corrects payment to supplier.Troubleshoots inbound logistics for minor raw materials.Provides raw material pricing information and requirements to finance for availability of funds for payment.Supports the ISO-9000 quality system in the areas of a) providing purchasing information, b) obtaining verification of purchased product, c) conducting supplier qualifications and evaluations, d) participating in the Corrective and Preventive action process, and e) retaining purchasing records in accordance with Supply Chain ISO requirements.Provides data analysis and evaluation of alternative raw material supply.Backs up the Senior BuyerEXPERIENCE AND\/OR EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree or 5 years relevant work experience Strong working knowledge of SAP Organizational, communication and interpersonal skills Familiar with Raw material specifications and requirements Familiar with rail, truck and barge logistics Technical competency and good computer skillsLocation: Houston, Texas, USASasol (USA) Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, as well as any other characteristic protected by applicable law, regulation or local ordinance. For more information about your rights under the law, see

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Sasol is an international integrated energy and chemicals company that leverages the talent and expertise of our more than 31 000 people working in 37 countries. We develop and commercialise technologies, and build and operate world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity. Sasol’s new value chain-based operating model came into effect this year. Towards this end, the Sasol Group is now organised into two upstream business units, three regional operating hubs, and four customer-facing strategic business units, supported by fit-for-purpose functions as reflected in our new Sasol website.

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