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Market Analyst Strategic Sourcing

General Information

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets.The Mission of the Marketing & Sales function is to maximize value creation for Solvay by delivering high level market and sales expertise. Its aim is to spread best practices and to map out growth opportunities and the best ways to leverage them throughout Solvay, in line with the GBU's needs.

Job Overview and Responsibilities

Main assignment:  Perform market studies on raw materials and capture the prices key drivers and main suppliers stakes, and to develop a deep market understanding on chemicals products value chain, competitive landscape, disruptive trends, total cost of ownership, market outlook and risk evaluation for petrochemical buildingblocks, Agro commodities, coal chemistry, mineral and bio-sources products. Main responsibilities: 

  • Develop and present market analysis for strategic raw materials
  • Define and propose recommendations for strategic product sourcing initiative
  • Support preparation and co-develop the Sourcing Strategy presentation with the responsible category buyers
  • Provide strategic marketing support to the Raw Materials Procurement organization
  • Education and Experience

  • Master Degree, preferably in Chemistry or bio-engineering. 
  • 3 to 5 years experience in the chemical or petrochemical industry
  • Marketing Intelligence or Procurement experience is a plus·
  • Skills

  • Highly motivated and fast-learning team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude who shows initiative, flexibility, determination and professionalism;
  • Strong communication skills in English, both verbally and written; any other language as a plus 
  • Excellent analytical skills, including data crunching, problem structuring and synthesis;
  • Having demonstrated a strong ability to work collaboratively in a multi-cultural and international environment (through past internships and/or experiences abroad);
  • SAP & BW knowledge is a plus
  • English (mandatory); another language is a +
  • Additional Information

    What's in it for you:

  • Opportunity to work on strategic raw materials procurement projects with focus on sustainable sourcing solutions.
  • Work in an international and multicultural environment with diverse stakeholders based in different Business Units
  • Market Analyst Strategic Sourcing

    Solvay, Brussels
    Sales Engineer
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