Portage, WI 
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Job Description

Position description

Manage and coordinate the procurement and efficient delivery of indirect and direct materials, supplies and service needs for the Portage site. Deliver accurate and timely processing of purchase requisitions, purchase order creation, and order placement with minimum supervision. Track and report purchasing activities per Global Purchasing's requirements, including but not limited to cost, productivity, quality and inventory.

Drive continuous improvement and develop alternate sources when necessary. Review and resolve problem log/accounts payable issues. In addition, it is required that the Buyer optimize ordering frequencies at appropriate quantities with consideration to freight costs, warehousing capabilities and minimum order quantities. This position also requires the ability to perform independent judgement, and initiative to advocate on the function's behalf. The candidate will have the ability to identify areas where continuous improvement can be made to increase efficiencies within their role.

  • Maintain item master data (pricing, lead time, safety stock levels) and purchase all assigned materials and/or services through the use of MRP generate reports, manual requisitions, and other sources.
  • Proactively communicate and plan with vendors regarding shipping dates, pricing, discounts and capabilities.
  • Drive vender performance through monitoring key vendor metrics and provide regular formal feedback regarding performance.
  • Participate in annual physical inventory process.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Business-related discipline; in lieu of formal degree, 2+ years' experience in buying or purchasing may be considered
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in purchasing/buying/planning in a manufacturing environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and general computer use.
  • Strong negotiation, organizational, communication and presentations skills.
  • Skilled at project managment and must be comfortable working independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience with ERP/MRP systems is preferred.
  • CPIM or CSCP certification preferred.
Who are we ?

If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.

We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a Top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse, and passionate team members collaborating across the globe. We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us.

Saint-Gobain's innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world's leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life's critical moments.

Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we've learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.

With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.

Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you're empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.

Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences, and together, we'll create a better life.

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Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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