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Associate Manager, Procurement – Surfactants/Raw Materials

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 23228 Apply

SC JOHNSON IS A FIFTH-GENERATION FAMILY COMPANY BUILT ON THE SPIRIT OF OUR PEOPLE. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building iconic brands that win the hearts and minds of consumers – such as Raid®, Glade®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country around the world. Together, we are creating a better future – for the planet, for future generations and for every SCJ team member. Join our winning team of Wave Makers and Go Getters and help us write the next chapter in the SCJ story.

The Associate Manager, Procurement – Surfactants/Raw Materials is a key Strategic Sourcing role within Global Procurement team, supporting the surfactants and other chemicals portfolio within North America across all SCJ business units. The role is responsible for executing and providing inputs into the of 3-5 year category strategy in North America, managing key supplier relationships, and negotiating commercial agreements, Successful execution of category strategies will significantly impact business results in North America in the areas of cost savings, working capital improvement, new product innovation, and supply security.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of the Surfactants/Other Raw Materials Procurement strategy for NA.  Provides input to and aligns regional strategies to the Global Surfactants/Other Raw Materials Procurement strategy

  • Run cost, spend, and market analytics for portfolio strategy and projects

  • Accountable for the delivery of cost savings and working capital improvement in the NA region

  • Works cross-functionally to unlock cost savings, mitigate inflation, mitigate risk and contribute to increased Delivered and Operating Profit

  • Manage contract terms and compliance, including pricelists, FX, rebates, and payment terms

  • Review ongoing cost savings projects and support on time implementation

  • Support request for quotes, supplier identification, selection, and consolidation activities

  • Manage NPD requests and hand-off between Procurement Portfolio and Procurement Operations

  • Support, execute and ideate data reviews and analyzes looking for value

  • Participate in and potentially lead supplier negotiations

  • Develop a deep level of understanding of the supply base and identify areas of opportunity to drive cost, innovation, risk management and other value-added elements of a supplier relationship

  • Owns supplier relationships and supplier performance for area of responsibility and acts as escalation for supplier issues

  • Maintain and enhance internal relationships with key stakeholders

  • Create and execute resilience strategies for high priority materials

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor of Science degree

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in Supply Chain, Procurement, RD&E or related field

  • Minimum 2 years ERP experience (SAP preferred)

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Preferred Skills/Experience/Competencies:

  • Chemical background

  • Multi-regional portfolio category leadership experience and cross-cultural awareness

  • Strong accounting and financial skills

  • Manage complexity and ambiguity

  • Self-starter, Drive for results

  • Integrity, trust, and courage

  • Ability to communicate and influence effectively with internal/external parties

  • Build and maintain positive relationships both internally and externally

  • Strategic Agility and Problem-solving capabilities

  • Experience managing complex projects and multiple priorities 

Job Requirements:

  • Travel up to 15%

  • Remote work is available once a week for eligible employees

SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, long-term incentives, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we’re committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.

Better Together

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

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If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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