Regional Buyer

Permanent employment / Cincinnati, USA

Regional Buyer - Chemicals USCI



Procure, materials, and supplies utilizing established purchasing guidelines. Evaluate cost factors to determine overall cost effectiveness in decision making. Administer and adhere to company purchasing policies and standard operating procedures. Analyze and maintain inventory to ensure a satisfactory service level.


  • ​Arrange for the purchase and delivery of materials, services and supplies.
  • Place purchase orders with vendors, follow-up, and expedite as needed to ensure timely delivery and receipt of goods.
  • Work with Customer Service, Sales and Product Managers to ensure satisfactory inventory levels.
  • Control costs through economies of scale, and innovative purchasing techniques.
  • Assist vendors and/or employees with problems related to purchasing.
  • Complete principal analysis, assessing performance relative to company needs.
  • Review invoices for correctness based on the purchase order: items ordered, terms and conditions. Resolve discrepancies. Work with Department Heads to ensure timely invoice approval and payment.
  • Provide SAP support to all requestors in the area/s within Scope of Responsibility.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems relating to purchasing, invoices, and all other vendor matters.
  • Dispose of company assets as requested, by obtaining Accounting Department book value, establishing minimum selling price, posting items for sale both inside and outside the company, and soliciting bids.
  • Implement and monitor regional purchasing programs across other Omya Specialty Materials offices. Train personnel as necessary on program and systems.
  • Reconcile inventories and perform physical counts to maintain an accurate inventory.
  • All other duties as may be assigned. ​


Associates Degree in Business and 5+ years purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment (or equivalent combination of education and experience). A Bachelor or MBA degree is preferred.

A familiarity with an electronic Purchasing system, preferably SAP, excellent communication, organization, and computer skills, as well as spreadsheet, power point presentation and word processing tools.

Must be able to work independently without direct supervision. The position will require some travel to accomplish the tasks. ​

Must possess current US employment authorization; sponsorship not available for this position.

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