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Procurement Buyer in Flemington, NJ at Synerfac

Date Posted: 4/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Work for an international chemical company

Summary - Procurement Buyer

Job Duties:

-Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
-Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations
-Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities
-Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organisation
-Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
-Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities
-Prepare reports and updates as and when required
-Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvement
-Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
-Prepare and raise purchase orders and order schedules
-Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships ensuring good communications
-Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships
-Compile data relating to supplier performance to enable evaluation
-Assess and evaluate suppliers and contribute to performance reviews to ensure contract compliance
-Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues

  Job Requirements  


-Bachelor's Degree in field of business administration or closely related field.
-Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown
-Experience of working closely with suppliers
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Minimum of 2+ years of global sourcing experience within Manufacturing and a strong understanding of chemical production processes and the impact of various economic forces on the chemical industry.
-Computer literate, with advanced Excel skills/ abilities. Experience of using MS Office; Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.


-Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers
-Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills
-Analytical, numerically astute with strong demonstrated problem-solving abilities
-Able to manage time effectively, prioritize tasks and achieve set targets
-Keen attention to detail and accuracy

Personal Attributes:

-Self-motivated with ability to use own initiative, prioritize tasks and work well under pressure.
-Assertive, resilient and welcomes change
-Team player who demonstrates a high level of commitment, adopts a flexible and positive approach.
-The role holder must have the ability to work unsupervised with good time management skills to meet tight deadlines, ensure always in a fast paced, pressurized and challenging environment.
-Is committed to Customer First, Integrity, Accountability, Innovation, Personal Development, Teamwork; the Company's core values


-Relevant business / commercial degree preferred
-Previous experience of working in a purchasing team within the chemical industry or manufacturing environment.
-Familiarity with SAP/ERP system would be beneficial

Anthony Borbely
p: 732-271-9333
f: 732-271-9110