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Senior Buyer

Company: Cabot Corporation
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Senior Buyer sources chemicals, MRO, and services for multiple manufacturing and business office sites. This person will work with stakeholders to source and select vendors from the RF(x) process to contract negotiation. Depending on organizational structure, this person may provide leadership and guidance to less experienced members of the Source to Pay (S2P) team.

Location: Alpharetta, GA with flexibility for hybrid office/remote option

Job Responsibilities

* Procures more complex, higher value items for multiple sites. Sets up and manages bid requests for independently sourced items. Works with internal customers to identify understand and translate purchasing needs. Resolves and escalates suppliers issues as necessary and works proactively with stakeholders on outstanding issues. Approves purchase orders within pre-established spending limits.
* Identifies and implements most cost effective and efficient way to purchase small and/or local items. Conducts sourcing events for assigned locations and categories by coordinating the implementation of all purchasing tools.
* Research information and develops new cost-effective sources. Establishes and maintains a supply base for products and services purchased. Reduces number of active suppliers for products and purchases.
* Fosters and maintains positive business relationships with vendors and users.
* Resolves commercial conflicts and coordinates quality claims through Sourcing Managers, in the case of centrally managed suppliers, or directly with local suppliers as appropriate. Acts as a catalyst in identifying opportunities for regional, subregional, or local projects to achieve cost savings goals.
* Evaluates supplier performance for Regional or Global purchased items as required.
* Report's findings pertaining to elimination or reduction of costs, as well as other relevant metrics and statistics. Analyzes trends and identifies opportunities for additional efficiencies.
* Ensures compliance with Purchasing Ethics, (US) Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, ISO and corporate standards, Values, audit rules, laws, etc.
* Provides training to others. Organizational structure may require Sr. Buyer to play a lead role at certain locations, providing work leadership and guidance to Purchasing staff.

Requirements

* Solid knowledge of Purchasing profession and understanding of Manufacturing specifically. --- Computer skills; knowledge of office and purchasing applications and Coupa.--- Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to articulate ideas convincingly, negotiate contracts and solutions to complex problems. Ability to instruct and provide work guidance to others.--- Ability to plan and prioritize a wide variety of activities. Project management skills.--- Ability to work collaboratively with others; build and maintain positive business relationships.--- Bachelor's degree in Business, Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience. Purchasing certification or equivalent preferred.--- 5-7 years industry-related purchasing experience.

Additional Information:

* Hybrid work schedule available.

About the Company

Founded in 1882, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel and elastomer composites.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled

Realizing we function better together than individually, Cabot Corporation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture that embraces our differences and to empower employees to achieve exceptional results, without consideration of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for employees' and applicants' disabilities or religious beliefs and practices, in accordance with applicable law.

Nondiscrimination Policy with Respect to Discussion of Pay

This is to advise that it is the policy of Cabot Corporation not to discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant. This policy, however, shall not apply to instances in which an employee who has access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of that employee's essential job functions (such as in payroll or HR) discloses the compensation of such other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to such information, unless that disclosure is in response to a formal complaint or charge, in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing or other action, including an investigation conducted by Cabot, or otherwise as required by law.

Keywords: Cabot Corporation, Alpharetta , Senior Buyer, Other , Alpharetta, Georgia

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