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Chemical - Raw Material Buyer

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Irving, TX, US, 75062

Company: NCH Corporation



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Chemical Raw Material Buyer


Thank you for exploring a career with NCH Corporation, an international company where we work in small teams that have a direct impact on success. We’re seeking a highly skilled Chemical Raw Material Buyer who is responsible for procuring and managing raw materials for one of our core business segments. This person will source, negotiate, procure, and manage the supply chain of raw materials to directly contribute to a competitive cost structure and our overall profitability. If you’re seeking a position with high visibility and responsibility in a personable, stable yet thriving environment, our Chemical Raw Material Buyer opportunity could be a match for you!


A little about us

Applying for a new job is a little like entering uncharted territory. We want you to feel 100% confident about the application process, the position and our company before committing your time to apply, so that none of the above comes as a surprise. Let’s start with some information about NCH so you can get to know us better.


NCH Corporation is a privately held, family-owned, global business headquartered Irving, Texas, near Dallas. We have more than 7,500 employees, offices and facilities on six continents, and clients in more than 50 countries. This includes our corporate headquarters as well as subsidiary companies. We clean and conserve water, save energy, and deliver best-in-class maintenance solutions, with a focus on industrial and commercial businesses.



Culture and benefits


We’re a global company with a family feel, offering the same benefits of an international corporation with the personal relationships of a small business. Working in our small teams and close-knit environment, you’d never guess we had a 7,500+ employee head count. We realize a job is more than just a job – it’s an extension of your life and family – and we’re committed to maintaining just that. For us, culture is not just a perk; it’s essential to how we thrive. And that’s speaking for 100 years in the business!


  • Employee-centric environment (regular corporate activities, personal relationships, small teams)
  • Family-first attitude (work-life balance support, flexible hours)
  • Approachable leadership (collaboration with top leaders, open-door policy)
  • Growth-oriented mindset (autonomy, creative freedom to explore new ideas)
  • Paid vacation and holiday leave
  • Wellness initiatives (on-site fitness facility and cafeteria, treadmill conference room, planned activities)
  • Community involvement (volunteering, fundraisers, charity events, school sponsorships and donations)
  • Employee recognition programs (appreciation week, awards and ceremonies)
  • Personal and professional development and growth
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Financial wellness (retirement options, 401K match, employee credit union)
  • Benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life, long and short-term disability)


If this sounds like a fit for you so far, keep reading.



A little about you


You have a science background with an interest in supply chain management. You have a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, or another science related field of study with 3-5 years of work experience in a science-based or procurement role. You are technically savvy in your field and proficient in using basic corporate tools such as Microsoft Office.


You are customer oriented and self-motivated.  You are able to proactively identify and exceed customer expectations – both internal and external.  You strive to deliver value and provide timely responses with a positive attitude.  You seek continuous improvement and are willing to challenge the status quo.


You are ethical and professional.  You are able to represent NCH to the outside business community with the highest standards of business ethics while preserving the company’s upstanding reputation.  You have strong written and verbal communication skills and carry a professional demeanor.  You are comfortable speaking and working with anyone.


You are accountable and comfortable with making decisions.  You have a high standard of personal integrity and are responsible enough to manage millions of dollars of company funds as if it was your own.


You are highly detail-oriented and analytical. You have the ability analyze complex situations and deliver accurate results with great attention to detail. You approach your work with a zero error mindset and are a reliable resource for quality.


Day-to-day work examples


We support growth, opportunity and variety, which means your day-to-day has the potential to adapt with you and your passions. If you’re not challenged and growing, neither are we. For starters, though, here are some day-to-day examples of what you will be doing:


  • Meet with new and existing suppliers to identify new materials, negotiate prices, and develop industry knowledge
  • Maintain item data to drive material requisitions within Oracle
  • Issue purchase orders for the right quantity, quality, and price
  • Manage standard costs and pursue cost reduction activities
  • Approve invoices and manage exceptions to create proper accounting and allocation of funds
  • Proactively communicate to peers and upper management changes in costs and potential supply risks
  • Support requests from all areas of the company to create efficient processes and deliver accurate results


Sound like a fit for you?

If yes, jump aboard, and apply today.


For next steps, expect a direct phone or email response once we are able to review your application. We are committed to responding to all applicants, no matter the outcome, so we appreciate your patience to allow time for this. In the meantime, learn more about NCH and our culture by checking out our LinkedIn or Facebook pages.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Irving
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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