MAPEI Corporation

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    Job Locations US-IL-West Chicago
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/1/2018 4:01 PM)
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  • Overview

    MAPEI Group, established in 1937, is a privately owned global corporation headquartered in Milan, Italy, with 81 subsidiaries including 70 plants in 32 countries. The company specializes in manufacturing chemical products for building, including waterproofing products, special mortars and admixtures for concrete, products for the restoration of ancient buildings, and special decorative and protective coatings for walls.

    MAPEI is celebrating 80 years in business as the world leader in the manufacturing of mortars, grouts, adhesives and complementary products for the installation of all types of floor and wall coverings. Annual revenues exceed $3B, and the company employs approximately 10,000 people worldwide.


    Under the direction of Corporate Purchasing and coordinating with corporate staff, compiles information and records to properly prepare and execute purchase orders for procurement of material to support efficient operations while adhering to all policies, procedures and instructions as defined in our Quality Management System (QMS), Employee Handbook, Health and Safety Manual, or any other instruction issued by the company.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Please list in order of priority and importance to the Company.)  


    Consult with vendors and other company employees to gather necessary information to move to procure required materials and services in the most cost effective fashions and at the best value to the company. Participate actively in the assessment of product quality, timeliness, service, delivery and other factors impacting total value to the company.


    Monitor quality and timeliness of purchased items to ensure they meet expected quality criteria. Respond as required by QMS procedures for any non-compliance issues.


    Verify all required information for the proper specifications of purchase requests.


    Issue Purchase Orders (PO’s) by entering them into the AS400 system. Expedite orders when necessary. Track the receipt and vendor performance of the PO’s and send Terms and Conditions for purchased materials with sufficient lead time to prevent material shortages.


    Recommend cost savings improvements.


    Analyze quotations and make recommendations to requestor as directed by Corporate Purchasing Manager.


    Maintain accurate and up-to-date vendor history file.


    Prepare purchase orders for order placement.


    Inform supervisor of material price changes.


    Evaluate bids, select and recommend suppliers and negotiate price, delivery, quality and service as directed by Corporate Purchasing.


    Manage supplier performance as directed by Corporate Purchasing.


    Negotiate and settle with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering and maintenance updates.


    Responsible for the preparation and approval of purchase orders.


    Responsible for preparation of bid requests including verification of all pricing.


    Responsible for the maintenance of records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance and inventories.


    Work with plants, engineering, and maintenance to maintain inventory accuracy.

    Work with finance & accounting to resolve supplier billing and payment issues.

    Perform other duties, tasks, and responsibilities as directed by Corporate Purchasing.

    Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, safety rules and instructions.


    Able to analyze and define a problem, using sound reasoning to arrive at a solution.


    Able to question others in a positive manner, promote constructive debate, and present one’s own opinion when others disagree.


    Demonstrates proficient oral and written communication skills, including ability to listen, process information, then re-communicate instruction and direction in one-on-one and group settings, including (discussions, presentations, reports, and negotiations, as applicable).  Employs appropriate follow up methods to ensure communication results in achieved goals and objectives.


    Able to reach decisions, take a thoughtful approach when considering options, seek input from others, and make difficult decisions.


    Exhibits dependability by working independently, taking ownership and accountability for meeting timelines, goals and objectives through efficient workload management.


    Able to show attention to detail and verify that assigned tasks are error free and that data and facts are accurate.


    Maintains high standards of personal ethics, supporting MAPEI’s standards of honest and trustworthy business relationships.


    Demonstrate high standards of personal integrity by keeping confidential information private, balancing ethics and honesty, and acting fairly and appropriately at all times.


    Demonstrate a sound understanding of industry standards and how MAPEI seeks to meet and exceed those standards.


    Able to create a plan, organize steps to accomplish the plan, and follow through on the goals in a timely and efficient manner.


    Utilize strategic thought in establishing and articulating a vision, showing creativity when defining solutions, and conducting an analysis of the situation to arrive at informed decisions.


    Ability to develop strong, trusting business relationships with internal / external customers toward achieving Department / Company goals. Proactively support an atmosphere of teamwork by working collaboratively to meet team goals/objectives while respectfully appreciating other team members’ viewpoints.


    Maintains high standards of personal ethics, supporting MAPEI's Code of Ethics.


    Fulfills EMS Policy and process requirements as documented in site procedures and instructions and, in particular, is accountable for pollution prevention, waste recycling, continuous improvement and applicable environmental laws related to his/her job.


    Computer Equipment and Software Requirements

    The position requires the ability to work with a personal computer in a Windows environment. Use Microsoft Office Suite software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access as well as using the Internet, if required familiarity with electronic proofing.


    Education and Experience Required


    Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or University and two years relevant industry experience or, if no college degree, a minimum of five to seven years related experience and/or training.


    Licensing or other Special Requirements




    For consideration please apply on-line.

     “Come Join the MAPEI Family”

    For consideration please apply on-line.

    MAPEI Corporation offers a very competitive starting salary in addition to “Phenomenal” medical plan options that includes a choice of a “No Employee Contribution” and a “Zero Deductible” medical plan option, dental coverage, disability coverage, life insurance, a matching 401(k) plan and paid days off for holidays and PTO. In addition MAPEI offers employees career advancement opportunities.




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