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Senior Buyer - Capital Equipment and Services

Company: balchem
Location: New Hampton
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

COMPANY OVERVIEW: Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ - BCPC) with annual revenues over $640 million and a market cap exceeding $3.0 billion. The company consists of four business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; Specialty Products; and Industrial Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Purchasing Manager - Capital & Indirect, the Buyer - Capital Equipment and Services will in general be responsible for strategic and tactical execution of sourcing and procurement functions within company-wide capital projects. The position will support the development of sourcing strategies, execution of RFx processes, analysis of bids, negotiation of contract terms and pricing, deliver targeted cost savings and provide required commercial support throughout the project lifecycle. This position will be a key functional team member for capital project management. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Adheres to approved policies and procedures to ensure that the assigned procurement functions are accomplished consistent with Corporate operational and financial standards and within nationally recognized purchasing practices.
  • Operates in strict adherence within Corporate guidelines on business ethics and safety policies.
  • Supports project teams with vendor market analysis and supplier landscape studies to ensure qualified and acceptable vendors are included in the project RFx processes.
  • Manages the RFx processes (RFI/RFP/RFQ) with vendors in support of the project team's requirements as needed.
  • Works in conjunction with the Purchasing Manager - Capital & Indirect, the project teams and other management stakeholders to establish baselines for budget and cost saving targets for each assigned project.
  • Coordinates with key stake holders to provide analysis of vendor proposals and in-turn negotiates the best possible deal for equipment, materials and services, considering the quality, service and price for each proposal.
  • Supports project teams in ensuring sourcing activities projects employ approved vendors in consideration of company-wide supplier compression objectives.
  • Utilizes effective administration of the purchasing system, using current ERP, document management, and purchasing information systems.
  • Manages the issuance of transactional documents as related to capital equipment and services procurement.
  • Supports and provides guidance to local buyers, engineers, plant managers, and other stakeholders in purchases of equipment and services as needed.
  • Drives utilization of tools and techniques that align to standardized processes.
  • Follows and enforces all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards. Works to advance and promote the safety culture of the site.
  • Acts as a liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve Procurement related problems.
    • Monitors Supplier performance by ensuring product is delivered as scheduled and meets specifications. Maintains appropriate files to ensure suppliers are aware of their performance.
    • Supports continuous improvement in spend and demand management processes.
    • Develops influential and positive stakeholder relationships across the group.
    • Assists the Purchasing Manager - Capital & Indirect in the management of data systems needed for budget and reporting of cost savings achievements.
      • May act as a delegate for the Purchasing Manager - Capital Equipment & Indirect in specifically assigned activities. REQUIREMENTS:
        • Minimum ten (10) years of strategic sourcing and procurement experience in manufacturing environments. Chemical industry experience a plus.
        • Minimum five (5) years of capital equipment and services strategic sourcing and procurement experience in manufacturing environments, including project-based negotiations with domestic and global suppliers.
        • Prefer a Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or manufacturing engineering.
        • Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts.
        • Ability to influence and build consensus within cross-functional project management teams.
        • Proficient with MRP/ERP systems.
        • Proficient with MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Visio.
        • Organizational skills for efficient office control are mandatory.
        • Solid decision-making skills. WORKING CONDITIONS:
          • Work is mainly sedentary.
          • Travel to company and vendor sites both domestic and international is required. #IN


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