Commodity Lead Buyer (Ruber)


Main responsibilities and DUTIES:

The CLB is the second escalation level in case of blocking point with a Supplier,  is able to perform all the tasks defined in the Buyer’s job description and may directly act as a Buyer for some commodities ;  identifies, alerts and puts in place actions to reduce the operational risks within his/her area of responsibility and applies escalation process when necessary.

The CLB builds strategies on commodities assigned, including a cost structure analysis by technology.

  • Deals with the Suppliers data panel management when blocking point is raised by the Buyer
  • Negotiates and implements contracts when there is a major change on the standard document
  • Ensures market benchmark (raw material follow-up, new comers, innovation, Business intelligence)
  • Conducts the first business with a new supplier
  • Deploy master agreement making sure they are aligned vs AKWEL sales and market evolutions
  • Validates that all the documents are in place for the creation of a new LPA
  • Ensures a regular follow-up of the supplier performance with the corresponding buyer making sure the action plan is robust enough and is progressing at the correct speed
  • Manages QCDP complex situations and roadblocks raised by the Buyer / RPD
  • Brings support to Buyers for annual negotiations or take the lead on RPD instructions


Qualifications and Experience:

A minimum of Master’s Degree Level reinforced by 5/10 years minimum Purchasing experience in the manufacturing sector on the Commodities he will have to manage.


Professional abilities:

  • Listening, Enthusiasm, Team spirit, Perseverance, Networking, Decision making, Communication
  • Multi task abilities & capacity to prioritize
  • Project  management
  • Abilities to organize and coordinate meetings
  • Knowledge in finance & cash management
  • English Fluent, other language used in the perimeter of activity  is a plus
  • Good IT skills: Office, SAP
  • Able to travel in foreign countries


Technical knowledge:

  • Deep knowledge and experience in rubbers- polymers, black carbon.
  • Results-oriented, with QCDP mindset
  • Purchasing process knowledge :
  • * Supply base management
  • * Management of RFQ processes & sourcing
  • * Contracts management (negotiation, legal,…)
  • Project  management
  • Desirable updated VISA


Localization: IXTAC / ORIZABA / JUAREZ PLANT  (Mexico)
Contract type: Permanent
Department : Purchasing


If you are interested in this role and believe that you meet the requirements, please forward your CV and cover letter