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Purchasing Agent II

Date: Oct 11, 2021

Location: Jacksonville, FL, US, 32256

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world.  We are looking to hire a key member of our Procurement team at our Jacksonville, Florida location. 



Key Responsibilities

  • Take ownership over the responsible raw material spend segment. Analyze spend, define an action plan and in close collaboration determine the requirements of the internal customer. Increased level of ownership and responsibility associated with issuing purchase orders, negotiations, processes, and procedures.
  • Define, evaluate, and implement the procurement strategy for direct materials supplies to support overarching Procurement goals. Identify suppliers to meet the requirements in terms of risk, cost, quality and delivery. Negotiate regional contracts and price lists.
  • Maintain excellent communication, cooperation and teamwork among all stakeholders with the company.
  • Responsible to adhere and promote the Procurement policies and procedures to remain compliant.
  • Develop and/or execute sourcing strategies defined by Senior Raw Material Manager.
  • Ensure that all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders (in time, in full, in spec) and follow up on complaints or missing products.
  • Resource in troubleshooting complex matters and insure that questions are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Lead supplier performance evaluation and improvement.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and develop new employees.
  • Participate in Procurement managerial meetings.

Required Skills

  • Preferred 5+ years’ experience in purchasing, commercial and/or manufacturing experience.
  • General knowledge of purchasing procedures, common industrial terminology and common business software. SAP experience a plus.
  • Experience working in a team setting.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines.
  • Customer Focused.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Self- Starter.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Negotiating Skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • High School diploma (Required).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or Business (preferred).


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.


Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville