Category Purchasing - Transporation and Packaging

Job location:
Shanghai, China
Created moment:
April 27, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05792

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Category Purchasing - Transporation and Packaging

Job Summary

The position will manage & define the strategy of the categories (e.g. transportation, warehouse, packaging), identify the future needs, work closely with the stakeholders to source different solutions/materials and/or new suppliers to improve the costs, increase service quality performance or our offers’ diversity. The position in charge should have a close connection to the Marketing & supply chain/industrials Team, but also to the plant operation & plant purchasing managers, as he/she is responsible for the quality & delays of its supply.


  • Understand the physical & chemical properties of this category supply base, and their impact on Imerys final products.
  • Review the need definition of the Chinese sites, and introduce credible alternatives into the current Sourcing Portfolio.
  • Know and follow the main production cost drivers at the suppliers, models the cost impact of market demand variation, and organizes competitive RFQ to define the supply panel by offering the contracts.
  • Manage regular market surveys to identify new solutions, producers or new brokers.
  • Define different strategies according to each type of categories, and manages arbitration between spot and long/medium term contracts, develops at least 3 potential sources for any critical product. Take the leading role to identify and implement the initiatives.
  • Support to improve the suppliers’ KPIs, particularly on safety performance.

Experience, Skills & Education:

  • Bachelor or above education background, prefers logistic or packaging purchasing relevant working experience.
  • >5 years working experience with >3 years on purchasing
  • Good communication, teamwork and cross-functional ability
  • Autonomous & results-driven
  • Knowledge of transportation/logistics, finance and/or legal.
  • Good skills of google sheet or excel.
  • Good English oral and writing ability.

Position Type

Full time


Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.