Buyer- Sourcing and Negotiation (Manufacturing/Operations)

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

As a member of the procurement team for an international ISO-registered company, this Strategic Buyer role is responsible for sourcing equipment, goods, and services and managing vendor relationships. You will manage supply chain strategies to deliver the materials, equipment, supplies, and services to the manufacturing and business operations of Mettler Toledo Thronton in a safe, quality focused, timely, and cost-effective manager. This position works closely with Manufacturing Planning, Quality, Engineering, R&D, Marketing, and Finance and reports to the Procurement Manager. Additional responsibilities will include: 
  • Managing and driving procurement category spend and supplier relationships to drive high performance regarding safety, quality, delivery, and overall total cost to support sustainable and fast paced growth. 
  • Identifying, evaluating, qualifying, and implementing new sources of supply, technologies, and methodologies to support products and processes in alignment with required departments. 
  • Reviewing key vendor performance and growing overall vendor partnerships in order to achieve overall stability and growth within the supply chain and mitigating current and future supply risks. This includes regular onsite vendor performance reviews, score cards, and audits in partnership with quality. 
  • Negotiating prices and contracts for best total cost for assigned commodities pursuing cost reductions to support corporate targets. 
  • Driving procurement success for new product introductions, including DFX, appropriate vendor selection for applicable technologies and needs, and overall supply chain readiness for pilot and launch. 
  • Supporting tactical buyers in preventing and expediting critical shortages, investigating root causes for supply chain failures, and development of cohesive, permanent corrective actions. 
  • Driving make or buy decisions- identifying materials that can be outsources if not aligned with our core competencies. 
  • Analyzing and validating material costs and identifying saving potential as well as driving the implementation in alignment with required departments.

What You Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in supply chain or operations management. 
  • Five to ten years of experience in purchasing/procurement of small-to-mid volume electrical and/or mechanical components commodity in a fast-paced production environment. 
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Current SAP Procurement experience desirable: contracts, PIRs, source lists, purchasing master data, SAP/BI/HANA reporting. 
  • Procurement background and solid knowledge of MRP, Kanban programs, and inventory management. 
  • Experience implementing and monitoring supplier managed inventory and replenishment programs and processes. 
  • Lean Management (Manufacturing) experience and knowledge is desirable. 
  • Ability to travel up to 5%, both domestically and internationally.
This position is considered safety sensitive and is subject to drug testing as permitted by law.

Our Offer to You

  • Medical, dental and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan with company matching – all starting on date of hire 
  • Tuition reimbursement, educational matching gift program, perks and discounts 
  • Parental and caregiver leave programs 
  • All the usual benefits such as paid time off, flexible spending, short-and long-term disability, basic life insurance, business travel insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and domestic partner benefits 
  • Global market strength and worldwide leadership in precision instrumentation 
  • A brand name that is identified worldwide with precision, quality, and innovation 
  • Thousands of patents, design and innovation awards across the Mettler Toledo 
  • Global recognition for the quality of our products and services

About Mettler Toledo

METTLER TOLEDO Thornton is the leading global innovator in pure and ultrapure water measurement.  We use innovative technologies with high performance customer-focused products, balancing agility with decades of analytics experience. Our customers integrate and manage pure and ultrapure water systems in demanding pharmaceutical/biotech, power generation and microelectronics industries, involving a broad spectrum of precise analytical technologies. We are part of Mettler-Toledo, a global manufacturer of precision instrumentation.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We give consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification. You can find more details in our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

For those who prioritize precision, Mettler Toledo is precisely where you belong.



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Mettler-Toledo Thornton Inc. [Massachusetts]

900 Middlesex Turnpike Billerica, MA 01821 United States

+1 (781) 301-8600