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Buyer / Supply Manager
Company: Agilent
Location: Little Falls, DE
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/15/2022
Expire Date: 09/18/2022
Job Categories: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Internet/E-Commerce, Manufacturing and Production, Military, Sales, Warehousing, Purchasing, Executive Management, Medical, Web Technology
Job Description
Buyer / Supply Manager

To protect the health and safety of our employees, contractors, customers and communities, employees in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an approved exemption has been granted for a medical reason, sincerely held religious belief, or an employee is otherwise exempt under applicable law.

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek -- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

Have a strong interest in working in a Procurement/Manufacturing setting? Agilent Technologies has a great opportunity for a Mid-Level Buyer/Supply Manager!

As a Buyer/Supply Manager you will proactively manage the procurement of high technology or life sciences aftermarket materials, equipment and/or services from a global supply base in accordance with supply chain optimization and management objectives. These materials are used in worldwide manufacturing and/or sold in distribution locations with a wide variety of product volumes, manufacturing conditions, and constraints. The primary responsibility of this position is handling the assurance of supply of these materials. The accountability is from product introduction through product obsolescence.

Position Responsibilities/Duties:

Assurance of Supply and Supplier Relationships:

* Establish and maintain a professional working relationship with suppliers.
* Set clear delivery expectations and manage to these expectations.
* Communicate material forecasting to suppliers.
* Release orders for material requirements.
* Ensure that accurate information is received, understood, and acted upon by suppliers.
* Collaboratively address process-related issues with suppliers.
* Periodically evaluate suppliers to ensure that expectations are being met.
* Coach suppliers to improve performance.
* Escalate issues as needed.
* Participate in projects and improvement initiatives as needed

Material and Order Management:

* Analyze Material Requirements Planning (MRP) data for accuracy and provide feedback to Suppliers/and or other Stakeholders as needed
* Establish and maintain SAP part parameters. (Material Master, Source List, Information Records and Inventory Controls)
* Resolve material disruptions issues. Complete a root cause analysis.
* Implement inventory management plans for assigned parts.
* Maintain purchase order regulatory compliance. (SOX compliance)
* Manage part piece price. (e.g. volume discounts, payment terms, process improvements)
* Reconcile receiving and accounts payable problems.
* Handle the return of non-conforming material to suppliers.
* Handle excess material inventories and properly dispose of excess material.
* Process Engineering Change Orders (ECO’s) in a timely manner.
* Effectively communicate with the worldwide order fulfillment organization.
* Escalate material issues to the commodity manager and procurement management team.
* Participate in projects and improvement initiatives as needed

**Please Note: This role is eligible for a Hybrid/Remote Schedule once fully trained**

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor or Master's Degree in Operations, Supply Chain, Marketing, Finance, or related degree or equivalent education/experience
* Typically 2+ years relevant experience
* Strong interpersonal skills.
* Proficient with MS Excel.
* Has a passion for continuous learning.

What will make you stand out?

* Ability to reconcile supplier and customer issues (i.e. payment issues)
* Knowledge of or ability to learn appropriate systems (e.g. SAP, Ariba, MS Office, web tools)
* Understands philosophies of inventory management (e.g. FIFO, space optimization, VMI limits, cycle counts, warehouse storage)
* Understanding of product life cycle and NPI processes (can train)
* Ability to make well-informed decisions based on job knowledge and experience
* Practices financial responsibility
* Effectively prioritizes, maintains organization of materials and records
* Effective conflict resolution
* Adjusts communication style to match audience and culture
* Works effectively with both local and global teams
* Active participation on new initiatives, critical need areas, and cross-training
* Can follow and exhibit Agilent’s core values (trust, respect, teamwork, focus, uncompromising integrity, innovation, accountability/meeting commitments, and speed)

Agilent Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.

Agilent Technologies, Inc., is committed to diversity in the workplace and strives to support candidates with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance with any part of the application or interview process or have questions about workplace accessibility, please email job_posting@agilent.com or contact +1-262-754-5030.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please see all of our notices for EEO below.

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