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Senior Buyer

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.

Senior Buyer, Indirect Procurement

The Senior Buyer, Indirect Procurement is responsible for procuring goods and services of a specialized or complex nature 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, financial analysis, and lead or support contracting execution. Assigned categories include expenitures across Indirect Goods and Services categories. 

Responsibilities

  • Manage and support sourcing activity across all Indirect Goods & Services categories.
  • Lead project management efforts for strategic sourcing events. 
  • Manage and execute all steps of the strategic sourcing process including developing RFPs, negotiating with suppliers, conducting bid analysis, making supplier recommendations, and preparing presentations.
  • Support supplier selection, meeting criteria such as assurance of supply, service, cost, quality, regulatory compliance, and responsible sourcing.
  • Support and execute strategic initiatives within assigned categories to drive maximum cost savings, supply assurance and value creation for the organization
  • Support the development of specific category strategies for the assigned spend categories, including market research/benchmarks, milestones, savings targets, resource requirements, and implementation plans
  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholdrs to develop and communicate business and technical requirements
  • Support routine supplier business reviews, evaluating supplier performance and compliance.
  • Negotiate payment term extensions in support of company’s cash flow initiative
  • Identify requesting functions’ requirements and develop and refine specifications for goods and services.
  • Interpret and communicate Procurement procedures to stakeholders and lead sourcing efforts.
  • Resolve Procurement problems between internal stakeholders and suppliers
  • Learn and become an expert on our Digital Procurement Technology platform (eSourcing, Analytics, P2P)

Competencies/Skills

  • Knowledge of Procurement practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of various categories in Indirect goods and services
  • Experience in contract negotiation / working with contract language
  • Experience with Supplier negotiations, planning and preparation
  • Skilled in preparing and analyzing complex technical specifications and bids
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to work across different organizational levels
  • Experience in Change Management
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships internally and externally
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills (i.e. MS Excel analysis)

Qualifications/Experience   

Education:   

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

Experience:   

  • 3-5 years procurement experience   

Proficiency:   

  • Sound knowledge of computer software applications such as MS Excel, Word & PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with ERP/P2P systems SAP/Oracle (preferred)
  • Familiarity with Digital Procurement systems (e.g. GEP Smart) preferred

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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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Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

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