Strategic/Tactical Buyer in Carlstadt, New Jersey at X-Rite, Incorporated

Date Posted: 5/27/2018

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Job ID: PAN000096

About Us

Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite Incorporated, 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.


Description:  We are seeking a Strategic Buyer who will support our Purchasing Manager and Tactical Buying Team.


1. Deliver the best total cost of acquisition for the business through sound procurement strategy

2. Support supply chain objectives of PPV, VAVE, DPO, OTD

3. Manage all aspects of our supply chain strategy and procurement decision-making in terms of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Cost.

4. Support the global commodity strategy for supplier selection, working capital turns, supplier quality, direct material productivity and on-time delivery.

5. Lead cross-department daily management to ensure full alignment between our functional Operating areas.

6. Own and manage the sourcing of purchased components supporting New Product Launches, Strategic purchasing product work, Special Projects etc within our Purchasing Team.

7. Work closely with our VSM’s and Planners to facilitate smooth transitions from concepts to full production

8. Support the documentation and validation of all purchased parts from concept, quote through production approval (PPAP- Production Part Approval Process) and hand-off to Buyer or potentially place purchase yourself.

9. Drive on-time-delivery for all actions and participate in risk mitigation/problem-solving activities when schedule changes occur

10. Support the review and action planning process associated with end-of-life (EOL) and/or obsolete component management.

11. Lead and manage cost improvement projects requiring significant engagement from Marketing and Operations teams.

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

13. Job functions not limited to those listed above.

Job Requirements


Qualifications Include:

1. Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution, preferably in the area of Operations, Supply Chain Management or Business.

2. 3-5 years of experience in a strategic sourcing role managing supplier relationships, facilitating supplier selection and sourcing new components, assemblies and systems

3. Working knowledge of Material Requirements Planning

4. Basic understanding of PPAP requirements (Production Part Approval Process)

5. Basic understand of regulatory compliance and the impact to supply chain (REACH, RoHS)

6. Understanding of inventory management principals and methods

7. Experience in working with global suppliers

8. ISM or APICS certification preferred

9. Open, proactive, energetic and transparent verbal and written communication style

10. Customer-focused attitude with a strong desire to work both independently but also as part of cross-functional teams

11. Strong experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) required; Strong experience with Excel also required.

12. Ability to travel 5% of time required, internationally if necessary.

13. Ability to perform all essential job functions.


* 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

* SVHC compliance experience is preferred (Substance of very high concern)

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


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 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% 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.