Senior Buyer

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Date: Jul 11, 2024

Location: Chandler - Arizona, US, 85226

Company: Heraeus

Senior 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.


Your Role and Responsibilties:  

  • Drive RFQ/RFI process: Negotiate pricing, terms, and contractual agreements with suppliers, seeking cost-effective solutions while maintaining product quality and delivery timeliness.
  • Strategic Sourcing Initiatives: participate in strategic sourcing activities for specific categories, collaboration with the senior procurement team conducting market analyses and supplier evaluations to identify potential sources, cost saving opportunities and supplier consolidation efforts.
  • Subcontracting for Buford site: handle strategic sourcing and contract management with subcontracting vendors for Buford site.
  • Purchase Order Management: Execute and manage process orders including generating PO’s, vendor confirmations, tracking deliveries, monitor and expedite when needed, resolving price discrepancies, and ensuring system has accurate information.  
  • Vendor communication: Engage with vendors to facilitate order execution, resolve issues, and maintain positive relationships acting as the primary point of contact for day-to-day procurement matters as well as building strategic partnerships with key suppliers to drive performance improvements.
  • Data Analysis and reporting: analyze procurement data, generate reports, and provide insights to support decision making and performance evaluation.
  • Cross-Functional collaboration: work with internal stakeholders across various departments, including engineering, finance, and operations as well as the global procurement team to align procurement strategies with business requirements and objectives.
  • Data Entry and System Maintenance: Ensure data on system is maintain with accurate information.


What is required for this role:


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management or related field required with proven experience in operational and strategic procurement, sourcing and supplier management preferably but not conditioned to semiconductor industry, technical affinity would be preferrable.
  • Strong communication skills, interpersonal, and leadership skills to handle collaboration with internal and external partners.
  • Self-confidence and team spirit with self-driven personality and positive “can-do” attitude
  • Negotiation skills, analytical and financial skills.
  • Proficiency in SAP system and data analysis tools.
  • Knowledge of industry best practices, market dynamics and regulatory requirements related to procurement and supply chain management.
  • Advanced Excel knowledge (Pivot tables, V-Lookup, Charting/Graphing) preferred.
  • Travel is mandatory 20%


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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