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Senior Buyer in Portland, OR at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 4/26/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We are looking for a  Senior Buyer, who will grow at our Vancouver, WA Hawthorne headquarter Office.

The Senior Buyer is responsible for sourcing of raw and/or packaging materials.  This person will help lead Hawthorne Supply Chain through strategic sourcing processes, as well as directly negotiating and contracting required volumes. Additionally, the Senior Buyer drives reporting projects to support Hawthorne Procurement activities.

In this role you will:

  • Develop category strategies, secure customer alignment, and execute

  • Develop commodity strategy linked to operating/strategic plan

  • Negotiate materials in context of strategic sourcing/operating plan

  • Advise on commodity strategy and corporate policies

  • Lead assigned sourcing projects and drives them to successful completion, including market analysis, the RFX process, negotiations, contract creation, and contract management.

  • Develop strong relationships with internal Business partners

  • Drive cost-saving initiatives to align with company goals

  • Participate in higher-order procurement activities such as internal demand management and partnering with suppliers for innovation to add value and achieve continuous process improvement

  • Evaluate supplier capabilities, cost structure, risks, and partnership potential

  • Drive supplier scorecards / ratings on an ongoing basis to measure supplier performance

  • Provide Supplier Scorecard reporting to support departmental vendor relationships.

  • Drive department analyses including: MPV, Cost Center Budgeting, Days Payable Outstanding, Cost Out Tracker reporting. Hold Monthly review with team to highlight areas of opportunity.

  • Demonstrate a bias toward action and ability to work autonomously

  • Travel occasionally as business needs dictate

The perfect person will have:

  • BS or BA in Purchasing, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, Information Technology or other business related field

  • 3 - 5 years’ relevant procurement experience

  • Solid negotiation skills

  • Analytical and strategic thought process

  • Proven record in leading change and implementing new procurement concepts

  • Expertise in financial analysis with knowledge in cost model development

  • Team player with the ability to work on cross-functional teams

  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to assume leadership role

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong computer skills (SAP R/3, MS office programs, Ariba)

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

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Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.