Plant Buyer at GAF Materials Corp

Posted in Other 23 days ago.

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Location: Statesboro, Georgia





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Job Description:

The Plant Buyer who will be responsible for managing the daily purchasing activities. This role ensures that all purchases are made at the lowest cost with highest quality, support safe operations and are consistent with the needs of the plant. The ideal candidate is process-oriented and understands the importance of customer service.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Monitor delivery of materials and services to meet the production needs of the plants.
  • Prepare and execute, in conjunction with the Legal Department, supply agreements, which will fully protect the Company against missed deliveries, shortages and outages, poor material quality and other performance issues that could affect production.
  • Establish blanket purchase orders where appropriate.
  • Partner with plant personnel to locate and develop new sources of supply and offer lower cost alternatives.
  • Monitor market conditions to stay abreast of and communicate potential changes that could affect costs and/or schedules.
  • Identify and implement process improvements that reduce cost and improve customer service.
  • Partner with Plant and Production Managers to understand and implement MRP requirements relative to material purchases.
  • Develop goals and objectives in line with corporate purchasing goals and objectives.
  • With assistance from Corporate Purchasing and Plant Manager(s), develop and maintain a vendor network to support the planned production volume.
  • Conduct ongoing communication, and negotiation, with established vendors. Consistently prospect for new vendors that add value and strengthen the established base.
  • Actively participate in plant teams to gain an understanding of the needs of the plant operations.
  • Actively participate in a positive manner to implement, support, monitor and achieve plant metrics and goals.
  • Work effectively as a team member within the Plant and Corporate Purchasing Department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Technical knowledge/skills:
  • Understanding of purchasing processes in a manufacturing setting.
  • Familiar with vendor network applicable to GAF's supply needs.
  • Experience with related software systems (PeopleSoft, File Bridge, Maximo, etc.)
  • Familiar with standard manufacturing concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Proven work history that demonstrates successful accomplishments of working collaboratively with others.
  • Advancedcommunication skills and Microsoft Office suite proficiency


General knowledge/skills:
  • Ability to respond to requests in a professional and timely manner
  • Demonstratedintermediate communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning, prioritization, organizational and reporting skills
  • Independent problem solving skills


Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Finance or related field required.
  • Minimum two to five years of Purchasing and/or Accounting experience.


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).