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Strategic Buyer at Heraeus Precious Metals North America Daychem LLC

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Vandalia, Ohio

Job Description:

Strategic Buyer

Location Dayton – Ohio


Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work, while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of nearly 15,000 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.


As an employer, we offer open space - For Designers. For Forward Thinkers. For Doers. Innovation has been the secret of our sustained business success for 165 years, and you can have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to help us write that next chapter of success.

Here are just a few of the things you will get to do:

  • Executes strategic sourcing activities for their assigned categories, including: RFQs, supplier selection, negotiations, and developing and implementing cost savings projects. Coordinates with teams and key stakeholders for strategy development and execution. Aligns procurement strategies with key stakeholders in businesses and functions.

  • Acts and ads value in a multi-disciplinary environment with innovation, engineering, quality, operations and logistics. Drives continuously cost reduction, cost avoidance and cash improvements, always prioritizing continuity of operations.

  • Evaluates current supplier base and develop a plan to optimize for current and future HEPN needs. Negotiates contracts and purchase orders with suppliers. Serves as the first escalation point for any supplier performance issues.

  • Develops and executes procurement strategies by using category and supplier management tools and systems. Develop procedures and tools to improve department productivity and lean processes. Manage metrics tracking and reporting.

  • Undertakes comprehensive procurement tasks including RFI, RFQ, processes for high-value, high-risk purchases. Facilitates the process of developing and managing contracts and will be responsible for low-value/low-risk to high-value/high-risk contracts.

  • Executes the operational procurement of all materials within the product portfolio (SAP), including the overall Purchase to Pay process.

  • Participates in Global Procurement projects and processes.


We are looking for people who are not just open to new ideas, but want to bring fresh thinking, energy and a creative perspective to their work. Some of the traits and qualifications the ideal candidate would possess include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or related field, and a minimum 5 years of experience in supply chain or procurement. Experience with strategic sourcing within the chemical industry is preferred. PMP Certification and/or master’s degree is preferred. 

  • Must be proficient in ERP system such as SAP and possess advanced Microsoft Excel skills.

  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) are required along with the ability to collaborate with and/or influence others both internally and externally. Must manage strategic and non-strategic supplier relationships effectively. Able to negotiate based on first-hand observations and information collected to achieve a specific objective.

  • Able to organize and plan tasks as scheduled or ahead of time. Can handle multiple assignments or project tasks of high complexity. Demonstrated experience producing strategic sourcing deliverables (spend analysis, supply market analysis).

  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity, professionalism and leadership ability; exhibit a high level of motivation and initiative. 

If you want to do more than make a living, at Heraeus you can make a difference. We can provide you with the opportunity - and Open Space - where your ideas and career can grow and advance. We offer attractive compensation, top-notch benefits, and an ideal environment that supports your professional development. You can find more information at

Keywords: buyer, SAP, RFP, contract, negotiate, supplier