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Buyer

Company: H.B. Fuller
Location: Peabody
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world. While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.

H.B. Fuller is a global Fortune 1000 company manufacturing adhesives, sealants and glue at our 35 manufacturing sites in the U.S. (and growing). Our products connect the world and hold together your everyday necessities including your cell phone, food packages, car and home!

*What's in it For You: *

Established path for next level opportunities, promotions, and wage increases making this an opportunity for a long-term career path.

Our *excellent benefits package* includes:

* Medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
* FREE medical insurance coverage - all or a portion of your medical premiums will be reimbursed by the company
* 3 weeks paid vacation (increases to 4 weeks after 48 months of employment)
* 11 paid Holidays per year
* Quarterly bonuses based on site performance
* Competitive 401k, with up to 4% dollar-for-dollar company matching contributions, 1% automatic company contribution, and additional profit-sharing contribution.
* And MORE!

Thrive in a company that values sustainability, drives a safety-focused culture, and has been recognized as one of the Most Responsible Companies in the world by Newsweek in 2020.

*POSITION OVERVIEW: *

* Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Buyer assists in purchasing materials, supplies and services at the most favorable terms for the company.
* The Buyer qualifies vendors, evaluates bids and negotiates prices and terms for goods and services.
* The Buyer tracks purchases, monitors inventory levels, oversees vendor quality and maintains Plex supplier information.
* The Buyer contributes directly to team goals and business objectives.

*Essential Functions: *

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* Manage purchase orders, oversee shipping schedules, and maintain purchase records.
* Perform vendor research and selection to enhance profitability, reduce operating costs and boost efficiency
* Conduct ongoing market research to identify beneficial purchase agreements and potential vendors.
* Maintain working relationships with vendors and supervise vendor activities.
* Enter purchase orders and receipts into SAP (ERP System)
* Order safety and VMI supplies
* Communicate and negotiate with vendors and sales personnel.
* Meet with manager at regular intervals to discuss order detail and priorities.
* Attend daily meetings and communicate issues and recovery plans.
* Manage stockroom inventory and create order list.
* Generate and interpret reports to order goods.
* Follow all safety and environmental guidelines in the plant including 5S.
* Participate on special assignments at plant and/or corporate level.

*Primary Competencies: *

* Associate Degree or B.S. in Logistics, Purchase and Supply, Business Administration or related fields preferred; (high school diploma or equivalent and 2 years of relevant experience).
* 2 + years' experience with processes and systems for purchasing, materials, inventory, stockroom, warehouse preferably within automotive industry.
* Strong organizational skills, a good understanding of sourcing and the ability to maintain vendor relationships
* Use and interpret data to determine purchasing needs and perform inventory management tasks.
* Experience with Excel, Word, Power Point, Plex and other business software.
* Preferred Experience with SAP.
* Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with team members, leadership and vendors.
* Strict attention to detail and accuracy.
* Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
* Ability to work under minimal supervision.
* Legal Contracts review, Agreement Management and Administration, E -Procurement.

*Minimum Requirements*

* 3 years of related experience in purchasing.
* Good communication and teamwork skills.
* Fluent in English speaking, listening and reading.
* Strong Interpersonal Skills.
* Knowledge in adhesive RMs.
* Computer literacy.

*PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: *

* Associates degree or higher.
* 3 years of related experience in chemical purchasing.

*SCHEDULE: *

* 8 hour day shift
* Monday - Friday

_At H.B. Fuller, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal employment opportunity. We subscribe to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) policy of employing and promoting individuals based on their merits, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, or any other protected classification._

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $56,000.00 per year

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Peabody, MA 01960: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: H.B. Fuller, Peabody , Buyer, Other , Peabody, Massachusetts

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