Raw Material Buyer

Company Name:
Career Development Partners
The Raw Material Buyer works within a global team of 8 buyers. Selected candidate will be based in Atlanta,GA and will be responsible for a compounding raw material purchase portfolio of about $30MM with a high degree of complexity/ In this role, the raw material buyer will acquire market knowledge such to develop, propose and implement visions, strategies and action plans on a regional and global basis. Also, he/she will conduct major negotiations and manage his/her resources in order to realize uninterrupted supply of goods and services at the optimal conditions. He/She will also be responsible for deploying best in class tools and processes throughout the raw materials purchasing organization.

Key Responsibilities are not limited to but include:
Define purchasing strategies for his/her portfolio
Develop and implement purchasing strategies, projects and action plans through the identification of dependable and competitive suppliers.
Negotiate contracts on a regional and Global level within defined portfolio
Manage supplier contracts, perform supplier evaluations, implement corrective actions
Responsible for meeting performance targets
Responsible for assessing risk and developing mitigation strategies
Obtain and maintain a relevant excellent professional knowledge using various external and internal resources
Implement and demonstrate compliance with corporate purchasing processes
Work with the team to enhance productivity through the implementation of new tools and processes
Work with different teams such as production planning, regional supply chain, R&D, Business and Product Management

o Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Economics, Business or related field, MBA a plus.
o 10 years of business experience required, preferably in the compounding industry.
o At least 5 years of experience working in Purchasing Raw Materials on a global basis within the Chemical industry preferred.
o An accomplished negotiator with the demonstrated ability to win value.
o Strong analytical skills required.
o Proven ability to interact and influence at multiple levels internally and also with suppliers.
o Adept at successfully working and developing relationships in a global organization.
o Ability to assess economic trends and conditions.
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