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Career Opportunities

Buyer/Purchasing Agent

Nordson

Nordson

Accounting & Finance
Duluth, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023

Collaboration drives Nordson’s success as a market leader in Industrial Precision Solutions and Advanced Technology. Our employees thrive in an environment where we help each other reach our personal best and enable our company to continuously improve and grow, and our customers to succeed. You will find Nordson employees sharing our success by giving back in the communities around the world where we live and work.

Nordson Adhesive Dispensing Systems (ADS) sets the global standard in hot melt machines and dispensing, coating, and laminating systems. Manufacturers rely on our equipment for packaging, product assembly and surface treatment applications. With a leading services and support network, we help our customers worldwide increase manufacturing efficiencies and produce the highest quality products.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage specific global suppliers for improved performance and reduced cost
  • Negotiate and manage contracts for direct purchases, indirect services, capital, and MRO purchases to support corporate and manufacturing needs
  • Manage projects from initial planning through completion
  • Responsible for specific regional and global projects and programs as assigned
  • Manage the transition from old supplier to new supplier
  • Continually review supplier markets, develop alternative supply options
  • Support any ad hoc projects, as required by the business
  • Combining the efforts of supplier development and performance, lead the reduction and consolidation of the supply base to key suppliers that provide quality material, on time for the most effective cost
  • Support focus and strategic direction for projects and programs as assigned, such as LCCS, Supplier Risk Management, ROP Scheduling Agreement expansion, new acquisition integration, SCM organization training, market price forecasting and others as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, engineering, business, operations, logistics or a related field is preferred
  • Minimum of five years of purchasing, supply chain, manufacturing or production experience is required

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work with vendors in negotiating contracts
  • Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively as well as independently in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment
  • Demonstrated experience in negotiating, planning, and analysis
  • Ability to understand and communicate basic engineered drawings and specifications
  • Proficient with MS Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at any level
  • Able to effectively and promptly problem solve
  • Able to handle multiple tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Capable of seeing the big picture while managing the details
  • Experience in SAP a plus
Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.Third party recruiters and agencies should not contact employees of Nordson or its subsidiaries directly. Any resumes sent to a hiring manager or submitted to Nordson employees are considered unsolicited and property of Nordson. Nordson will not pay a placement fee unless the agency or recruiter has a signed contract with Nordson’s Human Resources department in advance of submitting a candidate for consideration. Verbal and written approvals will not be considered a valid contract for service.