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Buyer - Chemical Procurement

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

At Church & Dwight, we value talented professionals with a strong desire to make a positive impact in our company. Our Global Procurement Team is looking for a driven and reliable Buyer whose action-oriented mindset will foster continued growth throughout our leading brands.

In this highly visible role located at our Ewing, NJ Global Headquarters, the Buyer will be responsible for procuring chemicals/raw materials for Church & Dwight’s Vitamins and Specialty Products Division products in accordance with prescribed procurement policies and procedures. This person will lead or provide sourcing support and prepare bid specifications, issue bid requests, review quotations, and lead or support contracting execution.

Responsibilities

  • Guide identification and selection of suppliers to procure chemicals, meeting criteria such as assurance of supply, service, cost, quality, regulatory compliance and responsible sourcing
  • Support materials used in the manufacturing of  brands such as Vitafusion™, L’il Critters™ and Arm & Hammer™.
  • Manage and execute all steps of the strategic sourcing process including developing RFPs, negotiating with suppliers (including eAuction), conducting bid analysis, and making supplier recommendations
  • Support and execute strategic initiatives within assigned categories  to drive maximum cost savings and value creation for the organization
  • Partner closely with key stakeholder teams to understand critical business needs and support development of sourcing strategies to deliver results meeting these objectives
  • Support the development of specific category strategies for the assigned spend categories, including market research/benchmarks, milestones, savings targets, resource requirements, and implementation plans
  • Interpret and communicate purchasing procedures to functions and provide sourcing support
  • Write and distribute complex and technical bid invitations or requests for proposals; receive and analyze bids, quotes, and proposals.  Award business and execute contracts
  • Deliver assurance of supply in partnership with Operations and Quality
  • Partner with Supplier, Plant Operations, Quality, and Supply Chain on Supplier Reliability initiatives
  • Support routine supplier business reviews, evaluating supplier performance and compliance
  • Collaborate with Corporate Marketing teams on product launches and transitions
  • Negotiate payment term extensions in support of company’s cash flow initiatives
  • Complete accurate and timely SAP master data updates

Competencies/Skills

  • Skilled in field of Supply Chain with strong understanding of Procurement practices and procedures
  • Excellent business partnering, communication skills and strong process focus
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills (i.e. MS Excel based analysis)
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills required
  • Skilled in preparing and analyzing complex technical specifications and bids
  • Strong industry experience and category subject matter expertise in Chemical Procurement
  • High degree of motivation, demonstrated ability to prioritize and self-direct

Qualifications/Experience 

Education:   

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (required), MBA (preferred)
  • CPIM, CSCP or CPM certification

Experience:   

  • 3-5 years Procurement and/or Supply Chain experience   

Proficiency:   

  • MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience working within ERP/P2P systems, SAP/Oracle (preferred)

This is a job family posting : G22, G24, G26

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.com/


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