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Procurement Leader


Koch Ag & Energy Solutions is seeking a Procurement Leader to work in our Wichita, KS headquarters in our Procurement organization. We are looking for entrepreneurial, highly motivated, detail-oriented individuals with innovative ideas; an intense desire to learn, improve and grow; and a strong sense of community. Our Market Based Management business philosophy creates an environment that inspires employees to contribute knowledge and ideas, allowing them to flourish and feel rewarded.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Support projects by implementing detailed procurement plans that are aligned with the overall project timeline.
  • Collaborates with internal customers to understand requirements (e.g., specifications, scopes of work, performance, and timing requirements.)
  • Partnering with the business to develop strategic vision that maintains & enhances our competitive position 
  • Facilitate ongoing vendor feedback and relationship development by being the face of KAES to suppliers.
  • Issues requests for quotations, analyzes and evaluates quotes, negotiates price and terms, and exercises independent judgment to select suppliers based on lowest total cost of ownership.
  • Ensures the contractual document accurately reflects the terms and conditions of purchase, including payment terms, freight terms, incoterms, and other key commercial terms.
  • Utilizes company's purchasing system to process purchase orders from requisitions.
  • Manage weekly procurement reports to support procurement capability.
  • Be the Procurement focal for assigned plant(s).
  • Hold regular 1:1 discussion with plant leadership to socialize procurement initiatives and help lead those plans to completion.
  • Travel to supported plant(s) as needed, estimated at 25% travel.

What You Will Need:


  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Word (document creation), Excel (spreadsheets), and Outlook (email and calendar)
  • Knowledge of purchasing process and procedures and key commercial terms such as freight payables and INCOTERMS®.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2+ years of Procurement experience
  • Experience in negotiating contracts at a local, regional or national level

What Will Put You Ahead?

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite tools including Access (database applications) and data analysis
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Maximo, Ariba System knowledge
  • 2+ years of Procurement experience in a manufacturing environment

Position is not eligible for sponsorship.

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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