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Cabot Corporation

Senior Buyer

Cabot Corporation - Alpharetta, GA

Position Summary
The Senior Buyer obtains goods and services for multiple sites and Transportation category.  Works through established contracts for centrally sourced items and/or through the selection of vendors and suppliers for non-centrally sourced items.   May negotiate local contracts.  Depending on organizational structure, may provide leadership and guidance to less experienced members of Purchasing team. 
Job Responsibilities

Procures more complex, higher value items for multiple sites. Buys from established contracts in the case of centrally sourced items; sets up and manages bid requests for independently sourced items.. Works with internal customers to identify understand and translate purchasing needs. Performs related purchasing activities, such as generation of documents, purchase orders and approving purchase orders within pre-established spending limits.
Identifies and implements most cost effective and efficient way to purchase small and/or local items.  Uses various methods and tools, such as procurement cards, and blanket orders to minimize cost and administrative time.  Coordinates implementation of all purchasing tools.
Researches information and develops new cost-effective sources.  Establishes and maintains a supply base for products and services purchased.  Reduces number of active suppliers for products and purchases.
Fosters and maintains positive business relationships with vendors and users.
Ensures timely delivery of goods and services that meet quality, timing and price terms.  Resolves commercial conflicts and coordinates quality claims through Purchasing Managers, in the case of centrally managed suppliers, or directly with local suppliers as appropriate. Coordinates purchasing details with vendors and internal groups.
Evaluates supplier performancefor Regional or Global purchased items as required.  Reports findings pertaining to elimination or reduction of costs, as well as other relevant metrics and statistics. Analyzes trends and identifies opportunities for additional efficiencies.
Ensures compliance with Purchasing Ethics, (US) Sabarnes-Oxley legislation, ISO and corporate standards, Values, audit rules, laws, etc.
Provides training to others.  Organizational structure may require Sr. Buyer to play a lead role at certain locations, providing work leadership and guidance to Purchasing staff. 
Supports efforts to implement and maintain the Responsible Care® Management System in line with the requirements of the RC14001®   technical specification, as applicable to the site/region.


Solid knowledge of Purchasing profession and transportation industry.  Strong knowledge of contract design.   Understanding of marketplace relating to goods and services purchased. General understanding of business issues and financial principles.
Computer skills; knowledge of office and purchasing applications.
Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.  Ability to articulate ideas convincingly, negotiate contracts and solutions to complex problems.  Ability to instruct and provide work guidance to others.
Ability to plan and prioritize a wide variety of activities.  Project management skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with others; build and maintain positive business relationships.
Bachelor\u2019s degree in Business, Science, Engineering or equivalent experience.  Purchasing certification or equivalent preferred.
5-7 years industry-related purchasing experience. 

About the Company
Founded in 1882, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel and elastomer composites.
EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled
Cabot Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Nondiscrimination Policy with Respect to Discussion of PayThis is to advise that it is the policy of Cabot Corporation not to discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant. This policy, however, shall not apply to instances in which an employee who has access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of that employee's essential job functions (such as in payroll or HR) discloses the compensation of such other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to such information, unless that disclosure is in response to a formal complaint or charge, in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing or other action, including an investigation conducted by Cabot, or otherwise as required by law.

16 days 23 hours ago

Cabot Corporation


Senior Buyer Cabot Corporation - Alpharetta, GA, United States


Location: Alpharetta, GA

Company Profile:
Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Our businesses deliver a broad range of products and solutions to customers in every corner of the globe, serving key industries such as transportation, infrastructure, environment and consumer. We provide performance solutions that solve customers' challenges today while preparing them to meet tomorrow’s needs. Our commitment to innovation is driven by a passion to advance our customers' businesses through our deep understanding of their industries and the global trends that impact their operations. Innovation The power of Cabot is that we combine this knowledge with our technical expertise and, ultimately partner with our customers to create value through innovation and technology. Our strength in research and development is a major reason why we have been an industry leader for more than 130 years in products such as rubber and specialty carbons, cesium formate brines, activated carbon, aerogel, fine cesium chemicals, fumed metal oxides, graphenes, inkjet colorants, masterbatches and conductive compounds. We continue to innovate through @cabotlabs, which integrates our expert team of engineers, scientists and researchers with market intelligence and technology leadership to deliver solutions for tomorrow.