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Sr. Regional Lead Buyer

Company: Messer North America, Inc.
Location: Bridgewater
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

Sr. Regional Lead Buyer We are a technology and applications leader with the industry knowledge and applications expertise to meet customer needs across industrial, food, medical, chemical and electronics industries. We offer over 120 years of proven experience in the safe and reliable production and delivery of industrial, medical and specialty gases. We're the talented people you know and trust, now with a new name. Today our deep understanding of industry trends and customer requirements allows us to collaborate intensely with customers to identify and develop long-term solutions that deliver competitive advantage. Our in-depth knowledge of customers' manufacturing processes enables turn-key engineering with minimal plant downtime, and our technology development capabilities are unrivaled Purpose of the position * Lead & manage the effective execution of all procurement activities related with strategic projects needed by Messer Operations teams (Plants and Production, Turnarounds and maintenance activities in plants or major equipment purchases).
* Negotiate and manage frame agreements (MSA) with global/regional vendors for Americas.
* Coordinate with internal business stakeholders the required procurement plans.
* Ensure procurement activities are completed in accordance with safety, quality and schedule goals.
* Develop and implement consistent request for proposals or quotes and commercial processes in alignment with Messer Guidelines.
* Manage procurement reporting/communication functions for the undergoing sourcing projects.
* Implement best practices in order to:
* Optimize supply chain within the organization.
* Ensure reliable delivery to internal stakeholders.
* Leverage sourcing activities across multiple projects.
* Identify bundle opportunities.
* Improve internal business partner relationship.
* Improve internal compliance level. * When required, coordinate procurement activities to other procurement team members.
* Understand business strategies & provide an appropriate support.
* Develop, build and maintain relationships with key suppliers to maximize suppliers added value to Messer.
* Own & deliver against procurement Financial & Organizational targets.
* Achieve savings by improving project Budget or target costs. Principal Responsibilities Procurement Coordination * Ensure procurement early involvement.
* Direct key activities in the preparation and execution of procurement activities and processes as required. Deliver Financial targets * Coordinate the identification of initiatives to deliver savings targets and meet general department objectives.
* Contribute to the delivery of financial targets by supporting regional initiatives.
* Ensure that projects are completed in compliance with defined time and budget (or target) requirements. Align Procurement objectives with internal business stakeholder's strategies * Understand regional business strategy and its consequences for procurement needs for projects.
* Resolve any conflicts and agree priorities for the region.
* Build relationships with senior management in the Operations and Legal teams, in order to maximize procurement added value. Procurement Process * Perform complete request for proposals, quotation or information.
* Perform negotiations and create bid tabulations, cost comparison, and contracts.
* Ensure compliance to Messer procurement policies and procedures.
* KPI monitoring and reporting to procurement and business stakeholder.
* Standardize and automate tactical activities in alignment with Procurement Execution team.
* To provide regular procurement progress reports as required.
* Create savings pipeline and ensure right tracking. Supplier Relationships * Manage interactions with key suppliers.
* Evaluate key supplier performance for Quality.
* Joint supplier search for improvement opportunities. Internal Business Partner (IBP) Relationships * Coordinate purchases with Operations and Project Managers.
* Create, consolidate and update procurement plans provided by Operations and Project Managers.
* Communicate process changes and improve buyer-customer interface.
* Participate in project meetings.
* Prepare reports on purchases status. Promote corporate values of the company * Ensure code of conduct is observed in all dealings with our suppliers and business partners.
* Foster teamwork and mutual respect.
* Ensure staff and suppliers act in accordance with all appropriate safety legislation and guidelines.
* Comply internally and externally with Messer ethics and code of conduct guidelines. Required Skills * Commercial Awareness - good understanding of key business drivers & strategic business planning process
* Strong influencing skills
* Very high analytical skills
* Strong Excel skills
* ERP / SRM experience (SAP) and related reporting tools
* Proved Change Management agent - Ability to sponsor change throughout the organization.
* Communication Skills - effective facilitation, presentation & communication skills
* Highly developed negotiation skills to achieve yearly cost saving targets
* Quality & Safety - Sponsorship of quality, safety and environmental initiatives.
* Project Management - Able to establish priorities and deliver results when promised
* Willingness to travel if required Required qualifications * Minimum undergraduate degree required; preferably in Business, Engineering or Supply Chain
* More than 5 years of experience in supply chain, procurement or relevant business with progressively increasing responsibilities required
* At least 3 years leading and coordinating sourcing events or procurement activities for industrial plants or construction.
* Six Sigma or Lean Tools expertise desired.
* Experience in sourcing for Turnarounds and maintenance activities in plants.
* Understand P2P process and have the experience of using various procurement technologies and tools (i.e.: Coupa)
* Multinational experience Join us and you will be part of a company that values and supports your career. We offer competitive pay and benefits, with set schedules, steady work and opportunities for ongoing training and career progression. Together we value innovation, efficiency and flexibility. Putting safety first, working with integrity and respect, we encourage everyone to find solutions for success. That means for our customers and for our colleagues. This makes us a great place to build a career where your skills are valued and developed. Apply today @ If you need assistance with the application or would like to request an accommodation, call (877) 243-1030. MS1

Keywords: Messer North America, Inc., Trenton , Sr. Regional Lead Buyer, Other , Bridgewater, New Jersey

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