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Global/Emea Category Buyer (f/m) Technical Spend



INEOS Styrolution is the leading, global styrenics supplier with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialties. With world-class production facilities and more than 85 years of experience, INEOS Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering the best possible solution, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. The company provides styrenic applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including Automotive, Electronics, Household, Construction, Healthcare, Packaging and Toys/ Sports/ Leisure. In 2017, sales were at 5.3 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,300 people and operates 16 production sites in nine countries.
Global/Emea Category Buyer (f/m)
Technical Spend

The position belongs to the Global/EMEA Procurement organization and reports to the Global/EMEA Head of Indirect Spend.The position will be based in Frankfurt, Germany. The Global/EMEA Category Buyer MRO will be responsible for Procurement Categories in the area of Technical Materials and Services.

Your Perspective:

  • Provide INEOS Styrolution and relevant production sites with sufficient reliable and compliant sources of supply, with competitive prices and on-spec deliveries
  • Apply a comprehensive Category Management methodology to develop and implement global / regional Category Strategies
  • Lead the cross-functional Category Management team(s) and liaise with peers for the deployment of those strategies at global, regional, and local level
  • Ensure an intensive and constructive alignment with all relevant internal stakeholders (such as Operations, Engineering, Technology, R&D, etc.)
  • Negotiate global / regional supply contracts to ensure ongoing supply security and achieve competitive terms & conditions
  • Monitor and manage suppliers performance and supply portfolio. Act as primary contact towards key suppliers and develop strong partnership with these suppliers
  • Create value added and bottom line impact such as cost savings, risk reduction, increased competitiveness, quality, safety, innovation, and more efficient processes
  • Actively collaborate within the INEOS Procurement network. Lead group-wide Procurement initiatives and ensure the implementation of global INEOS agreements

What we expect:

  • Higher education with preferred Master Degree in business administration, economics, engineering and/or MBA
  • Work experience in Strategic Procurement (minimum 5 years)
  • Experience in managing cross-functional teams, preferably in an international environment
  • Strong technical affinity, experience with procurement of industrial goods and services
  • Strong expertise in procurement techniques, sourcing methods, category management and strategies
  • Excellent negotiation skills, strong analytical skills, leadership and impact orientation
  • Very strong interpersonal, cross-cultural and cross-functional understanding
  • Fluent English and fluent German language skills, additional language advantageous


Please apply online!

If you have any questions, please contact Ms Kugies, phone: +49 69 509550-1200.

INEOS Styrolution
Human Resources, Mainzer Landstrasse 50, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
More information:

Global/Emea Category Buyer (f/m) Technical Spend

INEOS Styrolution Group GmbH
Frankfurt am Main
5 - 10 Jahre Berufserfahrung
Master (Uni/FH)

Veröffentlicht am 21.05.2018