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Senior Buyer

Company: GAF Buildings Materials Corp. of America
Location: Parsippany
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Come Build Your Career Under OUR Roof Job Description: The Senior Buyer is responsible for purchasing activities to mitigate supply risk and to achieve optimal/lowest total cost of ownership of raw materials or outsourced products to meet the needs of GAF. He/She will manage vendor and vendor-relationships and develop commercial terms and develop supply contracts, in alignment with corporate policies and procedures. The individual will leverage market and alternative vendors to help drive competitive pricing and while protecting the company against supply shortages and outages, poor material quality, and other performance and/or supplier issues that might adversely affect GAF. It will drive adherence to defined supplier performance metrics and will manage the supply base to ensure alignment with those metrics. It will also participate in cross-functional teams and drive implementation of sourcing requirements necessary to achieve project objectives. Additionally, it will track supplier metrics, communicate supplier performance, and forecast requirements, as needed, ensuring all purchases are consistent with quality and delivery requirements. The Senior Buyer will also coordinate with internal customers to implement supplier changes, as required; assist plant buyers and internal customers on sourcing related issues and update price models, as required. The Senior Buyer will attain full commodity understanding, develop a solid understanding of the commodity competitive market and key commodity indices in order to make recommendations and implement alternative suppliers or alternative materials. The Senior Buyer will also develop, document, and implement commodity sourcing strategies. Job duties will include: ? Negotiate with suppliers and help drive execution of Supply Agreements to mitigate risk and help attain the lowest total system cost and which are in accordance with company policies and procedures. (20-25%) ? Manage contractual commitments and supplier assessments, ensuring all purchases consistent with quality and delivery requirements. (15-20%) ? Coordinate with internal customers to implement supply of product or service, including recommended supplier changes. (15-20%) ? Analyze, develop and deliver timely cost information. Report and communicate Procurement activities. (10-15%) ? Assess suppliers and potential suppliers. Oversee tracking of supplier metrics, and communicate performance. Manage vendor relationships and build effective partnerships. (10-15%) ? Develop and implement sourcing strategies that are aligned with GAF business objectives. (5-10%) ? Ad-hoc. (5-10%) Required Education/Experience/Technical knowledge/skills: ? Bachelor's Degree in the field of supply chain, business, science or engineering ? 4+ years of experience in direct (raw material) procurement, chemical or roofing operations ? Technical experience within roofing plant preferred ? Solid understanding of standard purchasing and supply chain concepts, practices and procedures ? Experience in the use of ERP system (Oracle/PeopleSoft, SAP, or equivalent) ? Strong negotiation skills and contract experience ? Strategic and systems thinking ? Excellent communication skills ? Excellent computer skills ? Familiar with financial management and analysis ? Ability to excel in a matrix management environment Required business travel up to 10% We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best - Protect what matters most. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for all candidates and employees in this position. Proof of vaccination is required. Should you require accommodation for medical or religious needs, GAF will engage in an interactive process with you to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be provided in accordance with applicable state and federal law We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

Keywords: GAF Buildings Materials Corp. of America, New York , Senior Buyer, Professions , Parsippany, New York

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