Buyer in Richmond, Virginia at ChemTreat

Date Posted: 9/30/2018

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Job ID: CHE001764

About Us

ChemTreat operates as a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, one of the best performing Fortune 500 companies. Our proprietary solutions allow our customers to reduce water, chemical, and energy costs, extend asset life, improve process operations, and reduce downtime. We have expertise in a variety of industries, including automotive, beverage, chemical, food, fuel processing, metals, mining, power, pulp and paper, and textile. We also serve commercial and institutional customers, including data centers, district energy providers, universities, government buildings, and hospitals. Our company has developed a robust product portfolio for the prevention of corrosion; scale and biofouling in critical heat transfer systems and advanced polymers for industrial wastewater.

Employment with ChemTreat is on an at-will basis, which means that either the employee or ChemTreat can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason (or no reason), with or without notice, unless the employee and ChemTreat have entered a written agreement signed by the employee and a duly authorized representative of ChemTreat.
ChemTreat, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any characteristic protected by law.


The communities we belong to – the bonds we build with the people we care about – are integral to fostering our successes. From the bonds we create with customers to foster loyalty and respect, to the bonds we create with our local community outside of work hours – relationships shape our success. We’re building a better world by building lasting bonds.
Building: We’re doers. Our tools are innovation, experience, and dedication.
Lasting: We’re always there.  We embrace an unwavering commitment to the future.
Bonds: We’re your neighbors. We value relationships with our customers and communities.
The Buyer will be responsible for the placing of PO’s directly with our supply base and ensuring order fulfillment.  This individual will work closely with Corporate Services, Strategic Material Managers, and the Supplier Quality Team Lead to make vital contributions to the departmental direct/indirect savings goals while supporting Policy Deployment objectives.
  • Process daily orders as received from Corporate Services and inventory reports
  • Ensuring order fulfillment to improve on-time shipment, while communicating shortfalls
  • Negotiate and maintain system pricing to ensure ease of order processing
  • Track vendor performance and work with the Supplier Quality Team Lead to drive improvements
  • Facilitate meetings to review vendor performance while upholding them to ChemTreat standards
  • Efficiently resolve vendor discrepancies (price, quality, delays, safety, etc.) while working with suppliers to drive to root cause and implementing corrective actions where needed
  • Drive continuous improvement through daily reporting of departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
 Identify and lead continuous improvement activities using multiple tools (Problem Solving Process, Kaizen, etc.)
  • Manage Blanket PO’s from issuance to renewal/deposition
  • Maintain shared departmental standard work documents
  • Contract Negotiations (pricing, payment terms, etc.), Data Analytics, Cross Training and Purchasing of Other Commodities, Vendor Qualification
  • Other duties assigned
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with limited oversight
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work well independently and in groups
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Can prioritize and balance multiple responsibilities
  • Team oriented with strong relationship building skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Assertive and professional personality.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree; Degree in Business or Supply Chain preferred
  • 1-2 years of purchasing or inventory management; 3-5 years preferred
  • ISM C.P.M or CPSM certification preferred
  • Constantly required to sit and occasionally required to walk, stand, climb (includes stairs), balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell
  • Constantly using hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards.
  • Routinely required to reach with hands and arms, squat, turn/twist, or reach, lift, carry, push, or pull up to 20 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • 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.
  • Consists of an indoor work office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.


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