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Location: Greenfield, MA, United States
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Mativ is a global leader in specialty materials headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Company offers a wide range of critical components and engineered solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. With over 7,500 employees worldwide, we manufacture on four continents and generate sales in more than 100 countries. We offer a wide range of premium applications across diversified and growing end markets, from filtration to healthcare to sustainable packaging. Our broad portfolio of technologies combines polymers, fibers, and resins to optimize the performance of our customers’ products across multiple stages of the value chain. Our leading positions are a testament to our best-in-class global manufacturing, supply chain, and materials science capabilities. We drive innovation and enhance performance, finding potential in the impossible.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Supply Chain Team, as a Buyer. The Buyer is accountable for the application of local sourcing/purchasing plans for made-to-order and made-to-stock defined segments in compliance with the Purchasing strategy cascaded by Supply Chain Management.  This position is the voice of purchase strategy at the local level and in front of the suppliers and is accountable for local site supply chain management. This positions is cascaded from Supply Chain Management and must be onsite for a least four days a week with the potential for the fifth day to be a teleworking day based on the leaders approval.

Responsibilities: 

  • Placing, confirming and updating requisitions and purchase orders as required by the site.
  • Responsible for issuing and scheduling work orders, as well as, updating sales orders as necessary. 
  • Participate in the execution of the local sourcing strategy that delivers a competitive advantage driving the strategic supplier initiatives.
  • Participate in projects to obtain results and cost savings goals through collaboration with other key stake holder groups.
  • Source and select new materials and suppliers and opening/closing supplier accounts.
  • Participate in sourcing optimization and overall supplier performance by performing root cause analysis, and resolution of supplier corrective actions.
  • Meet with suppliers and account representatives, negotiating rates, updating approved supplier list and general supplier records, including finalizing Supplier Performance Reviews.
  • Manage buying processes, ensuring requirements for quality, quantity, on-time delivery, and pricing is achieved.
  • Report delivery delays to production and operations by tracking and reporting all materials shortages. Responsible for expediting materials, as required, to meet production and operation schedules. 
  • Resolve delivery/quality issues, and invoicing/payables issues, as applicable.
  • Participate in daily production and/or management meetings, as applicable.
  • Proactively manage inventory planning, including optimization of safety stock levels.
  • Participate, as needed, on new projects and sourcing of new materials.
  • Participate in supplier audits, as needed.
  • Work with Quality Assurance on raw material claims and assist in return authorization and corrective actions, as necessary.
  • Ensure that financial requirements such as requisition approvals and capital spending requirements are met through the purchasing process.
  • Uses interpersonal skills to engage and motivate others to accomplish goals.
  • Share knowledge and provide guidance in developing other team members.
  • Travel up to 10% domestic.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or commercial with 3-5 years’ work experience in Supply Chain, OR a combination of education and experience.  ISM, ASCM, or other Supply Chain Certification preferred.
  • Good commercial awareness and business acumen, with strong negotiation skills and the ability to build effective relationships and develop trust with suppliers, and stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Ability to follow through with a sense of urgency when placing orders or updating PO’s, WO’s, and/or SO’s, as specified by the Mativ site.
  • Must be professional in regard to all written and verbal communications.
  • Knowledge of purchasing, contracts, negotiations, and logistics. 
  • Resourceful, creative, and innovative in problem solving and the ability to work in a matrixed organization.
  • Learns from experience and uses knowledge to source the best practices.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize activity with lean efficiency.
  • Experience in ERP systems and strong computer skills.
  • Strong analytical thinking and decision-making abilities.

EEO STATEMENT

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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