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Job ID:  35902
Job function:  Purchasing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Category Manager - Parsippany, NJ

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health, and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental, and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

More information can be found at www.dsm.com.


*Position can be located in Parsippany, NJ or Belvidere, NJ*


The Challenge:

Manages the procurement of specialty chemicals and commodities; including tail-end spend, distribution, bulk industrial gases, and other materials as assigned. 


The Position:

  • Procure the required Raw Materials, and Bulk Gases at the lowest total cost of ownership.
  • Maintain an overview of the regional supply market, search for (new) suppliers and service providers, while working to achieve their qualification.
  • Complete purchasing bids and negotiate supply contracts for the assigned product range.
  • Execute purchase order approvals and complete contracts in SAP.
  • Manage relationships with internal stakeholders.
  • Manage supplier risks through individual evaluations, plans of purchase and formal contracts where required
  • Oversee the development and execution of strategies through the strategic sourcing process and the process to select key suppliers for a specific spend area.
  • Displays and promotes positive safety behaviors at all times; use proper personal protective equipment, appropriate safety tools, equipment, and procedures that ensure that self and others go home safe each day.


The Ideal:

  • The position requires a Strong Background in Science which will benefit the successful candidate to understand the relationship between commodity markets and the materials procured, plus enable the innovation expected in this strategic role. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering, Business or Operational management.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years in science-related work, engineering, strategic procurement, marketing, supply chain, or operations management.
  • Experience in a production environment with knowledge in the Raw Materials & Chemicals, Ingredients, and Bulk Gases categories.
  • Managing the local supplier base.
  • Travel required (10-20%), domestic and international.
  • Multi-site, high-volume 24/7 production operations and cross-cultural communications add to the complexity of the job.


The Reward:

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improving people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities, and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.


Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Procedure & Contact

Interested in this position? Please apply online via the career portal (https://jobs.dsm.com/)


Pre-employment screening procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when further information is required.

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