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Buyer

The Role:

Xylem seeks a Buyer to analyze and process authorized requisitions by establishing sources of supply and issuing financially binding purchase orders to obtain needed materials and services required by Xylem. The Buyer will be responsible for purchases in excess of $10 million annually. The Buyer will also negotiate requirements of complex materials, supplies or services at most favorable prices consistent with quality, quantity, suitability, delivery requirements and reliability of selected sources of supply.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Implement sourcing strategies and supplier relationships to leverage Xylem purchases and customers requirements.
  • Creates plans to achieve cost saving targets.
  • Negotiate purchase contracts with selected suppliers and follows up on delivery and quality compliance.
  • Responsible for maintaining proper inventory levels and part ordering policies in MRP software systems.
  • Analyze and interpret MRP reports and take appropriate course of actions.
  • Recommends and initiates new supply programs favorable to Xylem in areas of Production, Inventory Control, and Quality improvement.
  • Correspond with suppliers worldwide pertaining to bids, quotations, and other matters relative to purchasing and follow up.
  • Manage suppliers to levels of delivery and quality performance required by Xylem.
  • Familiar with competitive worldwide market situations and material alternatives. Research to benchmark suppliers and processes.
  • Assist Xylem Global Procurement team with data collection, outsourcing and communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Accounting or related field
  • CPSM Certification is a plus
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with all levels of external and internal customers.
  • Effective verbal/ written communication and presentation skills

Additional Information:

Physical Demands

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)(Bullets) Example Below:

  • Light lifting (20-25 lbs.), office environment
  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
  • Regularly required to listen, talk to, and see employees on a daily basis.

Work Environment

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)(Bullets) Example Below:

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
    • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

EOE including disability and veteran



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