Operational Buyer

Huntsman Global Business Services
Full Time

Job Description

Huntsman Global Business Services is now looking for a dynamic individual as an Operational Buyer. Manage and ensure the purchasing of materials, services and/or equipment for the assigned purchasing portfolio, within the set procurement policies and guidelines established on unit or organization level, to ensure an uninterrupted and timely supply in line with the objectives of the operational team.


Our office in Kuala Lumpur is home to our dynamic Global Business Services team who provides strategic and transactional services for Huntsman from our Shared Service Centre. They offer quality support to a diverse global team, drive collaboration and efficiency, and helps unlock growth with improved service delivery. Opportunities are available in the areas of IT, Accounting, Internal Audit, Finance, Human Resource etc.


We invest in the future of our people through on-the-job training and career coaching. You can experience classroom training and workshops, overseas training and online training courses, to name a few. Our Talent Program, rotational assignments and Buddy programs help guide your career path to long-term success. As you grow professionally, you’ll be supported with robust compensation, comprehensive benefits and a spirit of belonging.


If you are looking for challenging work, dynamic opportunities and a supportive culture, you’ll find good chemistry at our KL office.The ideal candidate will be located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


As an Operational Buyer, you will:

Execution of the purchase to pay process by ensuring order accuracy, placing purchase orders, processing invoice disputes in a compliant manner for multiple purchasing areas

Ensure alignment, support, and follow-up of logistic and operational activities in line with demand and in accordance with company targets including the order confirmation process

Manage and maintain all levels of purchasing data including pricing and order profiles, supplier data, and orders placed according to strategic sourcing expectations

Actively collaborate with the commercial purchasing and key stakeholders by being the daily operational contact between purchasing and several manufacturing sites or administrative departments

Provide and share data analysis to internal stakeholders on purchased goods and services, within standards of information management

Identification of trends and improvements to drive automation, streamline processes and create efficiencies based on strategic optimization and the procurement strategy and in consultation with the business

Ensure, follow-up and control the compliance of processes and organizational policies regarding environment, health, and security standards


What skills and experiences are we looking for?

Bachelor degree or equivalent by experience

0-2 years of experience

Understanding of the purchasing process.

Capable of working with Microsoft Office package.

English required (additional languages may be required/preferred depending on region)

Knowledge on 0-2 ERP platforms

Ability to identify and solve basic issues

Must be able to perform operational tasks

Focus on self-development, learning, support and execution of the source to pay process

May participate in data gathering for projects

Continuous improvement mindset, suggests and implements day-to-day improvements based on the role

Handles recurrent or ad hoc, easy issues and complaints with well-known, straight-forward solutions with a quick response time

Delivers simple reports by retrieving data from databases and making compilations

Supports other colleagues and shares experiences with peers in internal meetings

Capable of building and maintaining informal relationships with external/internal stakeholders

Participates in projects in a supporting or operational nature


What can we offer?

Huntsman offers unsurpassed opportunities to build a successful future. Our diverse portfolio creates a range of career fields including manufacturing, research and development, technical services, sales and marketing, customer service – and the list goes on.


Here, you can make an impact and make a difference. Come join us.


Huntsman is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all qualified applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identification, sexual orientation and/or expression or any other characteristic protected by law in every location in which we have facilities national or local.

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Huntsman offers unsurpassed opportunities to build a successful future. We are a global specialty chemical company with locations in 30 countries around the world, employing over 9,000 associates. Our diverse portfolio creates a range of career fields including manufacturing, research and development, technical services, sales and marketing, customer service – and the list goes on. Here, you can make an impact and make a difference.  Come join us.

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