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We are looking for a Buyer who will be responsible for supporting Plant initiatives with respect to Purchasing and helping to manage daily purchasing activities. The Buyer ensures that purchases are made at the lowest cost and highest quality consistent with the needs of the Plant, and in alignment with company policies and procedures. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Ensure all purchases are made in accordance with company policies and procedures. Establish purchase orders and contracts, as appropriate.
Maintain appropriate documentation and files for all purchases made. Identify cost saving opportunities using competitive bidding, negotiations, and drive service improvements.
Work with accounting to resolve any problems that might arise over bulk material delivery discrepancies and/or receiving problems, past dues, and invoice issues. Interact with R&D, Transportation, Manufacturing and Corporate Purchasing to facilitate new source development, qualification and implementation.
Monitor delivery of materials and services to ensure the production needs of the Plants are met, while certifying that all purchases meet volume requirements and commitments.
May prepare and execute in conjunction with the Legal Department and Corporate Purchasing, supply agreements which fully protect the company against missed deliveries, shortages and outages, poor material quality, and other performance issues that could affect production.
Work closely with Plant personnel to locate and develop new sources of supply and offer lower cost alternatives.
Participate in teams to gain an understanding of the needs of the Plant.
Monitor market conditions to keep abreast of potential changes that could affect costs and/or schedules.
Develop goals and objectives in line with Corporate Purchasing Goals and Objectives.
Partner with Corporate Purchasing with the administration of major raw material purchases. Back up and assist with MRO Purchasing and Plant Management.
Perform other duties as assigned.
A Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or other related fields or 3 to 5 years or relevant experience in make/buy decisions.
Demonstrated experience working in a customer-focused and multi-functional team environment.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including 401(k), medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, tuition reimbursement, and a vacation package
We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).