Strategic Buyer

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

METTLER TOLEDO Process Analytics (MTPRO) is a leading supplier to end-users and system integrators for liquid analytical measurement solutions to control production processes. METTLER TOLEDO Thornton, a Strategic Business Unit within MTPRO, is the leader in pure and ultrapure industrial water monitoring instrumentation used in semiconductor, microelectronics, power generation, pharmaceutical, and biotech applications. Our core competence is the in-line measurement of conductivity, resistivity, TOC, dissolved oxygen, dissolved ozone and related parameters in determining and controlling water purity.

As a member of the procurement team for an international ISO-registered company, the Strategic Buyer is responsible for sourcing equipment, goods and services and managing vendor relationships for METTLER TOLEDO Thornton. This position will manage supply chain strategies to deliver the materials, equipment, supplies and services to the manufacturing and business operations of METTLER TOLEDO Thornton in a safe, quality focused, timely, and cost effective manner. This position works closely with Manufacturing, Planning, Quality, Engineering, R&D, Marketing, and Finance and reports to the Procurement Manager.

  • Manage supplier relationships to support a high performance in regards of on time delivery/ quality / price measures.
  • Identify, evaluate, qualify and implement new sources of supply, technologies, and methodologies to support products and processes in alignment with required departments.
  • Negotiate prices and contracts for best total cost for assigned commodities pursuing cost reductions to support corporate targets.
  • Support tactical buyers in preventing and expediting critical shortages, investigating root cause[s] for supply chain failures and development of cohesive, permanent corrective actions.
  • Create and manage contracts and agreements that ensure material flow through Kanban releases & PO execution to support production.
  • Contribute to Mettler-Toledo Thornton’s new product development projects, strategies and initiatives. Define necessary actions and drive those as responsible person within material management and inter-departmental.
  • Preparing and Supporting Make or Buy Decisions and New Product Introductions.
  • Maintain data and training material integrity to ensure high quality processes in materials management and purchasing processes.
  • Identify and implement improvement areas to increase back office productivity in alignment with required resources (e.g. reduce supplier portfolio, automate standard purchasing process, reduce days of inventory on hand, increase inventory turnover, etc.)
  • Analyze and validate material costs and identify saving potential as well as driving the implementation in alignment with required departments.
  • Other duties as required

What You Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Five to ten years of experience in purchasing/procurement small-to-mid volume electrical and or mechanical components commodity in a production environment.
  • Current SAP Procurement experience required: 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 
  • Experience in various commodities relevant to MT Thornton's market: mechanical, electro-mechanical, PCB’s, Optics  
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, and persistent in accomplishing tasks in a timely manner.
  • Systematic approach to work, target- and result oriented
  • Professional attitude and best service practices at all times towards suppliers and internal/external customers. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, proven procurement negotiation skills
  • Able to work effectively as a team member and contributor in support of a manufacturing environment and R&D organization.
  • ISM and/or APICS certifications a plus.
  • Able to travel up to 20%, both domestically and internationally.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Skills.

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, employee wellness programs, plus other perks and discounts 
  • Parental and caregiver leave policies
  • 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 weighing
  • A brand name that is identified worldwide with precision, quality, and innovation 
  • Thousands of patents, design and innovation awards A commitment to extraordinary service on our state-of-the-art equipment

About Mettler Toledo

Working at Mettler Toledo means you are impacting the world in important ways. Our precision measuring devices span the world's laboratories, production facilities, and retail stores. We manufacture, sell, and service instruments that detect, measure, and weigh - from the infinitely small to the largest of vehicles or airplanes. 
  • We help feed the world. We impact how food is produced, packaged and made safe.
  • We help keep you healthy. Our instruments make it possible for scientists to develop new drugs and bring life-saving medicines to the world.
  • Mettler Toledo products are important to the production and consistent quality of every kind of consumer product.
No matter how far human kind goes to explore new frontiers, Mettler Toledo is there to help make it happen.

Equal Opportunity Employment

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









Mettler-Toledo Thornton Inc. [Massachusetts]

900 Middlesex Turnpike Billerica, MA 01821 United States

+1 (781) 301-8600