Minerals Sourcing Specialist

Production of refractories, Naberezhnye Chelny , Other regions


  • OB SUMMARY: To help develop and maintain the most cost effective sourcing of refractory minerals for Allied Mineral Products Rus LLC and Allied Mineral Products Europe B.V. Duties will include minerals industry research and analysis; supplier research; vendor education and development; coordination of source investigation, development, and maintenance; assistance in supplier negotiations; as well as assistance in raw materials logistics.
  • Help identify minerals of potential strategic importance to manufacturing plants
  • Develop information regarding potential sources and channels for the acquisition of those minerals. That information will encompass current and potential producers, processors, and traders. The information will include reserves and capacities, specifications, quality, reliability, pricing, and trends
  • Work with Purchasing, R & D, and Quality Control to ensure that the refractory minerals approval process is effective and in line with purchasing strategies
  • Conduct Vendor analysis and screening to select the best potential suppliers for each refractory raw material
  • Prescreen samples from prospective suppliers through in-house testing lab or the use of local testing labs in Russia & West Europe, if needed
  • Develop and maintain relationships with refractory minerals producers, processors, and traders
  • Work with suppliers to ensure the most economical and secure transport of refractory minerals from the suppliers’ plant
  • To lead quarterly Russia and Europe Refractory Minerals Sourcing Committee. Lead the work of that Committee through on-going sourcing activities and assigned projects


  • The position requires a Bachelor of Science Degree or equivalent and three to five years experience with a refractory minerals user, producer, processor, or trader. A technical background could prove helpful, but is not necessary

Conditions of employment

  • International production company
  • Competitive Salary
  • Business trips abroad
  • International team
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