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Senior Purchasing Manager

Company: Waters Corporation
Location: Milford
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Job Description:

Waters Corporation is currently seeking a highly motivated and team-oriented candidate to lead our Purchasing team in Milford, MA. This position will oversee a professional staff of (6-10) Buyers, who are responsible for management of purchase orders and support activities to ensure material availability for Manufacturing Operations. The team interfaces with key domestic and international suppliers to satisfy requirements of internal customers. The team coordinates a diverse portfolio of commodities supporting a product family consisting of analytical laboratory / medical device instrumentation specifically used for Liquid Chromatography and Supercritical Fluid Chromatography. The successful candidate will be a passionate and agile leader, who strives to deliver superior value to our internal and external customers every day. They will have the ability to improve the effectiveness of the current procurement processes and systems leading to improved material availability and plan attainment. This hand-on position requires dynamic leadership, excellent interpersonal skills, problem solving, critical thinking as well as a compelling initiative to see the organization succeed. Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to and effectively manage the Purchasing team at Waters' HQ in Milford, MA
  • Ensure procurement activities are managed and executed to meet agreed build plans and to best in class practices
  • Analyze the Material Requirements Planning (MRP) output to ensure supply and appropriate inventory levels are maintained
  • Proactively get firm supplier commitments, identify and engage in critical supplier issues, and escalate through the proper channels as needed to ensure timely delivery of purchased parts
  • Evolve KPIs and dashboards measuring Purchase Order status, clear-to-build, and inventory management
  • Work cross functionally with Production Planning, Stockroom, Demand Planning, Production & Engineering to improve the flow of materials & information
  • Ensure item master accuracy & maintenance of MRP parameters, such as safety stock, order quantities, lead time, transit times
  • Refine internal inventory management processes, optimize inventory levels ensuring proper levels of raw material and in-process inventory to minimize business risk
  • Maintain strong relationships with the suppliers. Work closely with Global Sourcing & Commodity Management on developing new supply sources and supporting cost reduction initiatives
  • Support new product development, introductions and the successful transition to volume manufacturing
  • Maintain non-inventory & engineering purchase requisitions on an as-needed basis
  • Formulate and document standard procedures for the Procurement Department and incorporate best practices to ensure operational efficiencies
  • Create competitive advantage by hiring the right people and developing, coaching and enabling talent Qualifications
    • Minimum of 5-7 years Purchasing Management experience
    • Bachelor's degree required; Advanced degree preferred
    • Strong leadership skills, self-directed and the ability to make independent decisions
    • Advanced proficiency with SAP (ECC and APO) and Microsoft applications required
    • Familiarity with cGMP, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 is desired
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills
    • Passion for driving continuous improvement and operational excellence; Sound understanding of Lean principles
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and drive corrective actions Company Description Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality. Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We're the problem solvers and innovators that aren't afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We're all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status. Key Words Buyers, Purchasing, Procurement, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Management, SAP, APICS

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