Future Fuel

Chemical Procurement Manager

FutureFuel Chemical Company in Batesville, Arkansas, is looking for a manager for our Chemical Procurement Team.
About The Position

The ideal candidate would have related experience within the chemical industry. Prior chemical purchasing experience and Transportation Industry knowledge necessary. Knowledge of extrinsic factors, including macroeconomic and chemical industry, as relates to commodities purchased is needed.  Knowledge of Fats and Oils Industry is a plus. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is expected. This position requires relocation to Batesville, Arkansas.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manages the chemical raw material purchasing group.
  • Supervises and mentors the procurement and transportation professionals including oversight of:
  • Chemical raw material prices for potential new chemicals;
  • Negotiations of contracts for supply of key raw materials working with company CFO and Legal staff
  • Helps team navigate supply chain issues such as supplier performance, force majeure and quality issues.
  • Serves as subject matter expert for chemical markets.
  • Facilitates collaboration with suppliers and with internal stakeholders.
  • Uses self-management principles and knowledge of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (EFP) system to prepare, review, and track purchase orders
  • Analyzes purchase information to optimize chemical purchase sourcing.
  • Applies sound process economic analysis principles to determine value.
  • Uses excellent time management skills to apply appropriate attention to detail and to handle multiple issues and concerns simultaneously and regularly communicate progress to stakeholders.
  • Maintains awareness and ties to company quality, technology and engineering resources to collaborate and maximize value.
  • Uses Microsoft Office tools to evaluate vendor quotes, prepare reports and analysis of purchasing options.
Required Qualifications
  • A technical degree is required.
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) is a plus.
  • Highly motivated and self-directed
  • Leadership and motivation of technical teams
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in literature searches
Working at FutureFuel
  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, including a relocation program and an individual annual bonus
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide medical, dental, and vision insurances, 401k matching, an employee gym, life insurance, and disability insurance.
  • Legally allowed to work in the US without restriction or sponsorship
About FutureFuel

FutureFuel Chemical Company (FFCC) is a specialty and fine chemical manufacturing producer with an over forty-year successful plant history. FFCC has three business segments: custom/toll manufacturing, performance chemicals, and biodiesel. FFCC serves a wide variety of markets including pharmaceutical intermediates and products, nylon and polyester fibers, cleaning products, agricultural products, paints and coating, and fuels and energy.

FFCC is a small publicly traded company with approximately 500 employees that has a rich history of complex organic chemistry innovation, excellent environmental stewardship, and excellent health and safety compliance. We are a growing U.S. manufacturer of specialty organic chemicals and premium biofuels. Our company is headquartered in Clayton, St Louis and publicly listed on the NYSE under "FF". We have a world class integrated biofuels and specialty chemicals manufacturing facility in Batesville, Arkansas.

About the Location

Batesville, Arkansas is a small rural town of about 10,000 on the foothills of the Ozark Mountains with excellent area schools, a University of Arkansas 2-year college and Lyon College, a highly rated Liberal Arts College. We are a strong outdoor community with the White River, nearby lakes, parks, bike trails, dog park, walking trails, excellent soccer and baseball/softball facilities, a thriving community and aquatics center and Historic Main Street, and close access to Blanchard Springs Caverns, The Ozark Folk Center, and the Buffalo River, one of the longest undammed rivers west of the Mississippi and the nation’s first National River designated by Congress in 1972 to preserve its clean water and other outstanding values. Batesville has a regional health care center, Community Theatre and Arts Council, a strong Chamber of Commerce, Mark Martin NASCAR Museum, and a regional historic museum. Visit Batesville at cityofbatesville.com.

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