Category Buyer, Technical Goods & Technical Servic
Job Opportunity at KLA Industries

Posted on Jan 2

Location: Atlanta, GA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4181159


Our client is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. They innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. Their products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability. The company's lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, their formulations optimize the use of resources, and their performance chemicals improve air and water quality. 

They have an opening for a Category Buyer, Technical Goods & Technical Services.

Job Overview and Responsibilities 
  • Develop technical goods (MRO) and technical services (maintenance and site services) market knowledge and customer needs knowledge within assigned categories for North America
  • Collect relevant financial and regulatory information, and follow market trends within Industrial domain, perform market research and identify and analyze potential suppliers.
  • Collect, analyze and anticipate the demands and needs of internal customers and prescribers.
  • Define, propose and/or implement purchasing strategies and action plans
  • Deploy, apply and propose adaptations to the defined purchasing policies and strategies within own perimeter.
  • Define the priorities, projects and action plans, and identify the resources needed.
  • Execute projects and action plans
  • Negotiate and manage purchasing contracts
  • Prepare the negotiation (identify and evaluate potential suppliers/subcontractors, develop the RFQ, and define the negotiation strategy).
  • Meet with potential suppliers/subcontractors and negotiate contract conditions with selected suppliers/subcontractors.
  • Formalize the contracts and service level agreements (SLA’s) with the subcontractors and suppliers, in conjunction with the company's legal department 
  • Organize and participate in supplier evaluation and define action plans for the supplier non-conformance and service level issues.
  • Follow-up and improve purchasing performance
  • Work with sites, internal customers, and other buyers to propose, implement and follow up on projects to optimize purchasing performance (total cost of ownership, synergies, number of suppliers….
  • Ensure the correct administration of purchasing documents, respecting defined procedures.

  • BS in Engineering (preferred) or in Business or Supply Chain or related field required
  • Five plus years of experience in Strategic sourcing or supply chain within chemical industry/manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of procurement systems, ability to analyze market trends and forecasting
  • Ability for work in matrix and cross functional team in positive collaborative manner
  • Strong negotiation and contract Skills, strong analytical quantitative and problem solving skills
  • Must be able to adapt to fast moving environment and changing priorities
  • CPM Preferred
  • Analytical skills 
  • Negotiation
  • Impact and influence
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Demonstrated relationship building skills
  • Purchasing process
  • Knowledge of country/regional regulations
  • Contract management
  • Project management
 SAP Knowledge is a plus 
 Travel requirement : 20%-30% 
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