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Senior Buyer in Carlstadt, New Jersey at X-Rite, Incorporated

Date Posted: 3/18/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: PAN000121

About Us

In 1963, Pantone revolutionized the printing industry with the colorful PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, an innovative tool allowing for the faithful selection, articulation and reproduction of consistent, accurate color anywhere in the world. The tool organizes color standards through a proprietary numbering system and chip format, which have since become iconic to the PANTONE brand.

As a partner for color in design, Pantone enable color-critical decisions, from inspiration to realization, for brands and manufacturers. Over 10 million designers and producers around the world employ Pantone products and services to communicate through color, and control consistency across various materials and finishes. 

Today, Pantone’s color language supports all color conscious industries; textiles, apparel, beauty, interiors, architectural and industrial design, encompassing over 10,000 color standards across printing, textiles and plastics.  Pantone colors are available both digitally and physically, and integrated workflow tools such as PantoneLIVE and Pantone Studio, ensure market-relevancy and color achievability as technology continues to transform the design process

X-Rite is the global leader in color measurement and color management, offering hardware, software and services for measuring, formulating and matching color. The company serves a range of industries, including automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, and medical. X-Rite serves customers worldwide from its offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas.


Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite Incorporated, a Danaher Company, is looking for an experienced Senior Buyer for it's facility in Carlstadt, New Jersey.

Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.

The Senior Buyer that reports directly to the Purchasing Manager.  This role supports daily production operations by securing an optimum supply of material required for manufacturing to meet daily customer demand. The primary job responsibilities are to utilize and monitor material purchasing procedures with minimal inventory investment. These procedures involve direct contact with outside suppliers, transportation carriers, Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, and Operation staffs to meet/exceed current and projected customer requirements.

The responsibilities will include:

* Utilize and monitor material purchasing procedures ensuring consistent quality, delivery, and cost with minimal inventory investment.

* Forecast monthly material requirements to vendors to ensure material availability, based on historical data and PSI demand.

* Identify and manage actual and potential material availability problems.

* Root Cause/ Corrective Actions to short term and permanent solutions to material supply issues.

* Develop new supplier relationships and procurement channels necessary to support business and supply chain objectives.

* Suggest and implement appropriate procurement method (JIT, Reorder Point, Consignment, Reducing Lead-times, or Scheduled Releases) based on part characteristics, supplier, and demand to optimize material velocity and availability.

* Direct contact with outside suppliers, customer service and operations staff to meet/exceed current and/or projected customer requirements.

* Source alternate suppliers to provide PPV and IDM savings.

* Achieve department performance goals (i.e. On Time Delivery, Inventory Turns and Accuracy, Material Flows, Risk Mitigation/Problem solving activities).

* Develop & execute actions plans to ensure REACH and RoHS compliance (SVHC) for all purchased materials.

* Assist in cost reduction projects and implementation of new product changes.

* Job functions not limited to those listed above.

Job Requirements


* Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or related field

* Results and process driven; possess excellent organization (written and oral), and presentation skills

* Strong written and verbal communication skills

* Ability to negotiate, multi-task, and drive improvements

* Strong computer skills, specifically with EXCEL, database analysis, and experience working with ERP/MRP systems

* Strong Knowledge of supply chain principles and sourcing

* Experience in working with global suppliers with knowledge of customs, tariffs rules and regulations preferred.

* ISM or APICS certification preferred.

* SVHC compliance experience is preferred


Primary Location: North America-United States-NJ-Carlstadt

Danaher Corporation Overview

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