Commodity Leader

Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ

AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives, and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S. based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect.

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Why work at AdvanSix?

• We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being

• Total Rewards program includes a competitive compensation, health, dental, vision & wellness programs, paid vacation, 401K with company matching, health savings programs, disability & life insurance, employee assistance program

• Tuition reimbursement for continued education, certifications, training, and development

• Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences


Position Summary:

The Commodity Leader assumes responsibility for the procurement of specialty raw materials and tolling services vital to our manufacturing operations at our Chesterfield plant. The role is actively involved in the formulation and implementation of strategic sourcing initiatives, evaluation of product offerings, supplier identification, and is adept at negotiation of contracts. The Commodity Leader is also tasked with issuing purchase orders (POs) and is dedicated to minimizing expenditures while ensuring the acquisition of top-tier equipment, supplies, and services.




Summary of the Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage spend for specialty commodities and additives used in polymer resins manufacturing.
  • Assist in the management of the procurement of external manufacturing (tolling) services, including assisting in the development of new tollers, where required.
  • Assist in researching external trends associated with key raw materials. Develop and maintain procurement category strategies for assigned raw material categories.
  • Negotiate supplier contracts, Statements of Work, NDAs as applicable to execute against objectives. Manage SAP purchase requisitions queue, issue POs, develop and manage SAP Outline Agreements.
  • Manage suppliers and distributors, working closely with the Supply Chain and Procurement Leaders to leverage strategic sourcing and multi-site spend.



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, engineering, or related technical field; Experience in lieu of degree will be considered.
  • 3+ years of experience in a related role
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively to internal stakeholders and third-party suppliers



Overview of the Team:

The Commodity Leader is an important part of the overall Procurement & Logistics function, which consists of a team of 30 people who value teamwork and collaboration. The Commodity Leader will specifically support the tolling services, while working cohesively with the larger team to find the best and most cost-effective options for the organization.




Opportunities for Career Growth and/or Training:

The Commodity Leader interacts with internal stakeholders, such as Legal, Finance, Supply Chain, and Accounts Payable, while also working with external suppliers and vendors. This provides a unique opportunity to be visible across many functions of the business. This visibility can not only lead to other exciting opportunities within the Procurement & Logistics department, it can also provide opportunities to grow within other areas such as Logistics, Supply Chain and Finance.



At AdvanSix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past work experience doesn’t perfectly align with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to still apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, veteran status, or any other protected classification.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of AdvanSix about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at AdvanSix via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of AdvanSix, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by AdvanSix for this position and a valid agreement with AdvanSix is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the AdvanSix agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Application Process

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  • It is easy to apply for AdvanSix jobs online. Create a profile in DayForce and upload your resume or fill in the form with your job history.
  • Your profile and resume will be reviewed by a recruiter and you’ll be notified via email whether you will be proceeding with the interview process
  • The first interview will be a telephone screening with the HR and recruiting team, If there is mutual interest, there will be additional interviews with the team and an in-person site visit
  • Once interviews are completed, if you are determined a good fit for the AdvanSix team, a formal offer will be extended. Offers will first be verbally given and quickly followed by a formal letter via email
  • Every offer is contingent on the successful completion of the pre-employment and background checks required for the position.
  • We can’t wait for you to join the team!