Operational Buyer

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Date: Jun 28, 2024

Location: Chandler - Arizona, US, 85226

Company: Heraeus

Operational Buyer
Location Chandler - Arizona
Full Time


About Heraeus

Solutions from the Heraeus Group provide faster internet, rid water of germs, and keep hearts beating in time. As a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company, we combine materials expertise and technological leadership to create the most diverse products, all with one thing in common: World-class quality.

About Heraeus Conamic

We are one of the leading materials specialists for the production and processing of high-purity quartz glass and other high-grade materials such as ceramics and novel composites. Our innovative products enable the production of state-of-the-art semiconductor chips or medical lasers for minimally invasive surgical procedures through flexible optical fibers. As a global player with over 1,400 employees, we have sites in the USA, UK, Germany, China and Korea. Our ambition is to become a leader on the topic of sustainability in our energy-intensive industry.


The following challenges await you:

  • The primary responsibility of this position is to purchase materials for manufacturing as well as supplies and services for the facility.
  • Build and maintain strong internal &external supplier relationships to achieve continuous improvements in delivery, quality and cost. Participate in supply chain decision making.
  • Prepares surveys, reports,memos, letters, and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.
  • Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals and review requisitions for goods and services.
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier’sreputation and history.
  • Identify new sources of materials and services and ensure that they are qualified to perform, within limitations and scope of authority.
  • Negotiate prices and contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority. Find opportunities to negotiate term discounts.
  • Support SAP data maintenance and procurement tools and processes
  • Work with internal customers and suppliers to solve claims related to invoices, damaged goods/returned goods, delivery performance and quality of delivered goods andservices. Approve invoices for payment.
  • Perform and monitor analytics such as purchase price variance, safety stock levels, late purchase order and open purchase order reports, and manufacturing forecasting.


Your Profile
We are looking for people who are not just open to new ideas, but want to bring fresh thinking, energy and a creative perspective to their work. Some of the traits and qualifications the ideal candidate would possess include:

  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain or related discipline, and a minimum of two years of experience supporting a manufacturing setting are required.
  • Proven ability to plan and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Computer proficiency in an ERP system such as SAP as well as MS Outlook, MS Word and MS Excel is required.
  • APICS certification is preferred.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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