Buyer

Company Name:
Veeder-Root
Gilbarco Veeder-Root represents the leading brands of solutions and technologies that provide convenience, control, and environmental integrity for retail fueling and adjacent markets. In 2002, the Gilbarco and Veeder-Root companies combined into one marketing brand, with distinctive and complementary business lines, services, and sales capabilities.
Gilbarco is a leading global supplier of fuel dispensing equipment, fully integrated point of sale systems for the global petroleum marketplace with sales, manufacturing, research, development, and service locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia, the Pacific Rim and Australia.
Veeder-Root is the world''s leading supplier of automatic tank gauging and fuel management systems and one of the few companies in the industry to design, manufacture and service its own products; supplying and integrating the broadest range of new and proven technologies to reduce cost of ownership, enhance environmental integrity, and improve performance and profitability for petroleum marketers and commercial fueling enterprises worldwide. Veeder-Root presently has tank monitoring systems in more than 500,000 underground storage tanks around the globe; with products and services being used to meet the regulatory compliance and business management requirements of major oil companies, large truck fleets, car rental companies, airports, package delivery companies, federal, state and local governments, public utilities, industrial companies, and thousands of small underground and aboveground storage tank owners.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
The Buyer supports the Commodity Mgr_I_Commodity Teaminthe development and management of suppliersina specific commodity segment. Through the Commodity Manager, the Strategic buyer creates the vision for the supply base to support existing products_I_services as well as new products_I_technology.
_Key Responsibilities_
Manage suppliers by using team processes to coordinate selection of the best source to provide continuous cost and quality improvements.
Benchmark and interpret industry conditions and state of the art advancements which may have an effect on design, lead-time and cost of commodity(s).
Develop and manage supplier cost reduction programs and stocking programs to aid in the optimization of inventory.
Negotiate long term contracts with suppliers which provides for continuous year over year improvements in performance, including cost, quality and delivery.
Act as primary interface for Gilbarco and its customers in communication to suppliers the needs and expectations of product quality, delivery performance and overall company goals.
Support Focused Factories and Material Planners as required ensuring a continuous flow of material to support production requirements.
Participate and support corporate commodity teams in the development and consolidation of the supply base in order to bring the most cost effective solutions to all Danaher companies.
Ideal candidates will have:
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College degree or equivalent experience required. Four years or more of purchasing experience. Must have sound presentation skills and be able to communicate to the highest levels of management (internal and external). Requires advanced negotiating skills for involvement in corporate contract processes. Team leader and team member effectiveness has been demonstrated.
Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life around the world. Our family of world class brands have unparalleled leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries. Our team of 66,000 associates around the globe is united by the Danaher Business System which serves as our ultimate competitive advantage. In 2013, we generated $19.1 billion in revenue, earning a spot on the Fortune 200 list. During the past 20 years, our stock has outperformed the S&P; 500 Index by nearly 2,800 percent.
Organization: Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Job Function: Manufacturing / Operations
Primary Location: North America-United States-NC-Greensboro
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: GIL000658

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