• Sr. Procurement Engineer

    Job Location US-MN-Chaska
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  • Company Overview and Values

    Why work at Entegris?

    Lead. Inspire. Innovate. Define Your Future.

    Not everyone who works for a global company shares the same background, experiences and perspectives. We leverage the differences of our employees to bring new ideas to the table. Every employee throughout the company is encouraged to share input on projects and initiatives. Our decision making process is truly a collaborative effort as we realize there are leaders at every level of the organization. We put our values at the core of how we operate as an organization — not just when it’s convenient, but in a lasting and meaningful way. We want the time and energy you spend here to have a positive impact on your life inside and outside of the office.

    Entegris is a values-driven culture and our employees rally around our core PACE values: 




    The Role

    This position works alongside strategic sourcing activities for various types of polymers and polymer related materials, works closely with key stakeholders in Business, Operations, Quality/Regulatory and R+D organizations and in corporate functions to develop effective category strategies and implementation plans. 

    The Procurement Engineer - Polymers will be an integral part of the Global Procurement organization to develop and implement a global sourcing strategy and appropriate KPIs to measure success.

    This role is based at our Chaska, MN or Colorado Springs, CO facility.

    In this role you will

    • Understand polymer and polymer related spends across the business, analyze category markets and translate into actionable strategies and forward-looking analysis.
    • Understand the concepts of both the scientific and commercial sides of Global Procurement;
    • Assist in negotiations;
    • Assist in Development of Polymers category, Stays abreast of the changing supply base and new technologies;
    • Assist on efforts to drive cost optimization, improved quality and service and enhanced innovation through alternative science;
    • Collaborates with key stakeholders upstream and downstream to ensure engagement, buy-in and ownership of key sourcing strategies;
    • Support compliance and quality activities around procurement at varying sites;
    • Remain current with market trends through relationships with vendors and market experts; identifying and communicating new technologies and solutions to Company’s key problems in the assigned spend areas;
    • Lead efforts to work with Business Units and Plants to resolve issues with materials and/or suppliers expediently;
    • Leads efforts to take current materials into next generation applications by working creatively and effectively with the supply base to help attain a specific set of materials that are off the shelf, but provide advantages in our applications. 

    Traits we believe make a strong candidate

    • 8-10 years of Materials Development experience with applications in SEMI or other high tech markets;
    • B.S. Degree or M.S. degree in Engineering or science discipline;
    • Demonstrated understanding of various Procurement and Quality requirements; 
    • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing new materials in a SEMI, High Tech, and/or Medical application;
    • Experience leading multicultural virtual teams in a global and complex environment;
    • Ability to travel up to 35%;
    • SAP ERP experience preferred;
    • Sourcing and Procurement Proficiency:
    • Strategic sourcing expertise and understands sourcing methodologies and tools;
    • Understands external market fundamentals, utilizes appropriate e-sourcing tools, generates and analyze innovative sourcing options that enable value, business and financial acumen, analytical skills, ethical responsibility.


    Your success will be measured by

    • Strategic Thinking and Thought Leadership: Ability to see ahead and thinks in terms of possibilities; creates a clear vision and strategy, thinks broadly and understands interdependencies;
    • People Leadership and Team Building: Ability to inspire and motivate others; Gain the support and trust from all levels of the organization;
    • Influencing Skills and Lateral Leadership: Ability to build relationships and credibility across the organization; demonstrates managerial courage; strong negotiation skills resulting in win/win;
    • Execution Excellence: Ability to get things done and multi-task; acts with a sense of urgency; willingly takes on tactical roles to achieve objectives; able to prioritize; excellent decision making/judgment skills.

    What we offer:

    Our total rewards package goes above and beyond just a paycheck. Whether you’re looking to build your career, improve your health, or protect your wealth, we offer generous benefits to help you achieve your goals.

    • Very Competitive total compensation plans.
    • A 401(K) plan to help you plan for your future with an impressive employer match that’s all yours- no vesting!
    • Great health, dental and vision insurance packages to fit your needs to ensure you’re happy and healthy.
    • A progressive PTO policy that empowers our employees to take the time they need to recharge!


    At Entegris we are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. Our policy is to recruit, hire, train, and reward employees for their individual abilities, achievements and experience without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital or military status.




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