Strategic Buyer

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

As a member of the procurement team, you will manage supply chain strategies to deliver the materials, equipment, supplies and services to the manufacturing and business operations in a safe, quality focused, timely, and cost effective manner.
Reporting to the Procurement Manager you will work cross functionally with Manufacturing, Planning, Quality, Engineering, R&D, Marketing, and Finance within our international ISO-registered company. The Strategic Buyer is responsible for sourcing equipment, goods and services and managing vendor relationships for Thornton, a Strategic Business Unit within Mettler-Toledo, producer of on-line analytical measurement parameters, especially for pure and ultrapure water in pharmaceutical/biotech, microelectronics, and power generation markets.

As our Strategic Buyer, you will also:
  • Manage supplier relationships to support a high performance in regards to on time delivery/ quality / price measures; communicating supplier scorecards and forecasts per established cadence.
  • 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. Create and manage purchasing contracts and agreements that ensure material flow through Kanban releases & PO execution to support production.
  • Support tactical buyers in preventing and expediting critical shortages, investigating root cause[s] for supply chain failures and development of cohesive, permanent corrective actions.
  • Analyze and validate material costs and identify saving potential as well as driving the implementation in alignment with required departments. Develop strategic initiatives to support MCR (Material Cost Reduction), BOP (Back Office Productivity), and SFP (Shop Floor Productivity).

What You Need to Succeed

  • Five to ten years of experience in purchasing/procurement small-to-mid volume electrical and or mechanical components commodity in a production environment. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. ISM and/or APICS certifications a plus.
  • 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 Prior exposure to DDMRP (Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning) a plus
  • Experience implementing and monitoring Supplier Managed Inventory and replenishment programs and processes
  • Lean Management (Manufacturing) experience and knowledge

Traits for success

  • 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

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

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Mettler-Toledo Thornton Inc. [Massachusetts]

900 Middlesex Turnpike Billerica, MA 01821 United States

+1 (781) 301-8600