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At Watson Bowman Acme Corp, a brand of MBCC Group, we have over 70 years of design, manufacture, and supply of innovative expansion control systems throughout the World. Our technical expertise in providing the infrastructure and commercial construction industries, including bridge, parking facilities and stadiums, and architectural building structures with best in class products and services clearly sets us apart, and we are recognized as the leading global expansion control brand. Our unique value is partnering with Owners, Specifiers, Contractors and Distributors to offer responsible solutions that range from standard products to one-of-a-kind solutions. We constantly strive to solve tomorrow’s challenges with our diverse talent, sound science, innovation, and collaboration with our global partners. We are seeking motivated, adaptable candidates who will bring fresh ideas to meet evolving customer demands in the construction industry while embracing sustainability and our strong safety conscious culture. MBCC Group is a leading supplier of construction chemicals products and solutions with operating production facilities and sales offices in more than 60 countries worldwide. We are looking to hire a Buyer located in Amherst, NY.
Department Purchasing
Job Type Full-Time
Location Amherst, NY, US, 14228

Qualifications: Formula for Success

These skills and experiences will make you a good fit for this role

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Supply Chain, or a related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years related work experience is required; previous experience in manufacturing industry preferred.
  • A thorough understanding of contract documents and demonstrated success in contract negotiations (in terms of service and pricing).
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, effective issue resolution, influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft office, especially Excel; previous experience using SAP is preferred.
  • Demonstrate initiative, take ownership of the process, and drive continual improvement.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills, including active listening skills with internal and external customers; ability to collaborate with various departments (Engineering, Customer Service, Production, Accounting, etc.) and suppliers to coordinate activities.
  • Demonstrate a strategic business mindset, organizational savvy, professional business presence, and ability to balance multiple stakeholder interests simultaneously.
  • Promote ethical procurement practices of contracted goods which includes compliance with corporate and departmental policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Possess the legal right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.

Location: Amherst, NY

Principal Responsibilities

This is just a high-level overview of the role we need you to fill for us:

We are seeking a procurement professional to lead the supply sourcing strategies for a defined portfolio of materials to include the development and negotiation of contracts with new suppliers and/or renegotiate existing contracts to accomplish savings objectives. This position will be responsible for providing reliable and cost-efficient sourcing of key materials through relationship management, negotiation and dispute resolution. More specifically, this role will monitor performance metrics, resolve claims and/or disputes, and conduct spend analyses and reports. This role will also conduct market intelligence research and stay informed of other contributing factors affecting supply availability and pricing of products procured by interacting with key suppliers, industry associations, and internal stakeholders.

We are committed to provide an environment of mutual respect and equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

MBCC Group believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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