Operational Buyer

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Date: Feb 27, 2024

Location: Conshohocken - Pennsylvania, US, 19428

Company: Heraeus

Operational Buyer
Location Conshohocken - Pennsylvania
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development, and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 17,200 employees brings forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare and renewable energy to e-mobility, high-tech, and telecommunications.


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’s reputation 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 and services. 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:

  • 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.

Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken, LLC, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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