Third Party Buyer
VWR International, LLC - Wayne, PA

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Responsible for purchasing non-core commodity products, chemicals, equipment, and supplies. The 3rd Party buyer is responsible for all aspects of daily order management and is able to solve complex problems with innovation and ingenuity.Job Responsibilities: Calculates and updates Customer pricing based on applicable pricing rules. Expedites, cancels /defers and ensures system generated and manual purchase orders are aligned to support Customer need dates. Serves as liaison between VWR Customers and Suppliers, maintaining positive vendor relationships. Evaluates suppliers based on capability, performance and delivery. Works with suppliers to improve cost, quality, delivery, and lead time. Key owner of supplier relationship (with VWR Cat Mgr.). Confirms customer order with vendor. Owns and resolves the daily tactical supply chain issues; Backorder resolution, Open Order Expediting, Lead time management, Supplier production issues, etc., Authority to commit VWR resources. Determines customer specific pricing based on pricing rules. Enters customer specific pricing in appropriate VWR systems. Reconciles pricing issues with AP. Identifies and corrects Supply Chain constraints by acting as liaison between Sales, Customer Service, Warehouse and Suppliers. Analyzes key trends in order history in the context of the Customers Supply Chain processes to proactively identify and propose key process improvements to the Supplier and VWR functional teams. Negotiates on behalf of VWR to maintain positive supplier relationships. Negotiates and settles with suppliers: damage claims, rejections, losses, returns, over shipments, cancellations, and discontinuations. Collaborates with the appropriate VWR functional teams to ensure timely resolution of issues. Identifies cross reference opportunities; buyer req reviews, identify new sources of supply to increase profitability.
Experience & Skills: Solid written and verbal communication skills, work experience in a matrix environment desirable. Strong analytical skills Formal problem solving training highly desirable, i.e. Six Sigma Demonstrated proficiency in MS Excel APICS/CPIM certification a plusQualifications: Bachelor degree required (Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, or Mathematics preferred) Minimum of one year working in a procurement capacity preferredResume Submissions To VWR From Third Party Recruitment Firms Will Not Be ConsideredEOE M/F/D/VVWR maintains a drug free workplace.VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC. VWR International, LLC is aware of fraudulent e-mails referencing VWR job opportunities. Please note: VWR does not hire employees through e-mail solicitation and never requests any employee to cash money orders or send money to others. If you question the validity of a job, please visit

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VWR International, LLC, is a global distributor of laboratory supplies and services whose reach and range focus on customer value. With more...