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Posted: Wed Jan 24 2024

SR Commodity Buyer

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Direct Hire

Primary Recruiting Services – Supply Chain

Title: Senior Commodity Buyer
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Salary: $85,000 - $105,000
Bonus: Annual Profit Sharing
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, PTO, 401k match, plus more
Department: Procurement

Why You Should Apply:
  • Work from home 2 days a week
  • Guaranteed growth opportunities within 1-2 years
  • Profit sharing and free healthcare

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Develop and optimize procurement strategies for direct raw material commodities and streamline purchasing strategies for indirect spend categories.
  • Contribute to energy-related buying decisions and business needs assessments to align with overall purchasing strategy.
  • Participate in the capital procurement process for plant-specific capital projects.
  • Identify consolidation opportunities with suppliers to secure the lowest cost of materials, considering safety, quality, sustainability, reliability, and urgency.
  • Mitigate supply risk by establishing backup suppliers for critical spend categories.
  • Negotiate and sourcing contracts with suppliers.
  • Resolve supplier issues related to quality, delivery, and pricing.
  • Proactively identify and lead cost-saving projects.
  • Manage RFQ processes, including interviewing suppliers, recommending sources, and analyzing quotations to prepare recommendations.

What We’re Looking For:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or related major
  • Minimum 5 years of direct professional procurement experience with commodity management experience preferred
  • ERP experience including SAP, JD Edwards, etc
  • Excellent negotiation, analytical and organization skills
  • Ability to plan and prioritize a wide variety of activities

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