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Sr. Buyer, Direct, North America

Company: Loparex LLC
Location: Cary
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Sr. Buyer, Direct, North America is responsible for executing sourcing and procurement activities and initiatives that support the company's $200 million/year North American Direct Materials buy. Specifically, the Sr. Buyer, Direct, North America assists each of the company's global category leads with strategy implementation and tactical management for North America. Such activities and initiatives may include reducing the company's Total Cost of Ownership, mitigating supply risk, managing complexity, and supporting sustainability goals and initiatives.The company is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, U.S. and has four manufacturing sites in North America (Eden, NC; Hammond, WI; Iowa City; IA; Malvern, PA), two manufacturing sites in Europe (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands; Forchheim, Germany), one manufacturing site in India (Silvassa) and one manufacturing site in China (Guangzhou).PRIMARY JBO DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Keep fully abreast of applicable market conditions and industry trends.
  • Support and contribute to the company's rolling raw material price forecast.
  • Develop and maintain strong global supplier relationships.
  • Working cross-functionally with the Global Procurement leads, assist in the development and execution of sourcing strategies for Direct categories, which deliver against business objectives, including but not limited to cost and working capital commitments.
  • Negotiate and formalize new supply agreements.
  • Participate in periodic supplier audits, pursuant to direction from the Global Supplier Quality Management Team.
  • Address and resolve quality issues and supplier disputes in a manner that fairly represents the company's interests.SECONDARY JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
    • Others duties and responsibilities as assigned by managementJOBS SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
      • Bachelor's (4-year) degree in supply chain, engineering, science, business or related field.
      • At least 7 years of professional working experience, with 5+ years in relevant sourcing and procurement roles of increasing responsibility, preferably supporting a process manufacturing environment.
      • At least 2 years of professional working experience sourcing paper, silicone, polyolefin, and/or chemicals.
      • Expert-level procurement skills across the entire source-to-pay process, including but not limited to supplier identification and qualification, negotiation and contract development, logistics and delivery terms, and supplier complaint resolution.
      • Proficiency in SAP required, with preference given to candidates with a solid working knowledge of SAP's S/4HANAenvironment.
      • Well-versed in contract terms and conditions with the ability to draft and edit contract language.
      • Strong analytical skills with the ability to model costs and assess pricing and commercial proposals.
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively interact throughout all levels of the organization.
      • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and initiatives in an effective way.
      • Self-starter with the ability to act independently and deliver results.
      • Heightened focus and commitment to safety.BENEFITS
        • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance that begin on your first day
        • Telehealth
        • Health savings account with generous annual employer contribution
        • Fitness reimbursement program
        • Development and career growth opportunities
        • Competitive 401(k) matching programWe are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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