ABB Pinetops , NC 27864

Posted 5 months ago


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Are you ready to work with a purpose? At ABB, you can be sure you're helping to create a better world. The business you'll secure and the partnerships you'll build will touch the lives of millions when they lead to sustainable power plants in remote corners of the world or improved safety for workers in auto plants. ABB is seeking a Buyer for the Pinetops, North Carolina location for timely and cost-effective acquisition of quality materials, supplies and resources. A key responsibility of this role also includes coordinating with associated groups and leading the resolution of purchasing problems. Procure, with minimal supervision, goods and services involving substantial financial commitments, technical complexities, or high priority. Ensure compliance with the Company's established quality standards and business requirements, and promote customer satisfaction.

Professionals ( > 2 years of work experience)


Typical duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare and implement procurement plans and schedules, and, as required, lead and coordinate efforts of a project team.

  • Request supplier quotations, coordinating with technical or material management specialists to ensure proper communication of requirements.

  • Determine suppliers' ability to provide, within strict schedule commitments, high priority or complex technical products and/or services.

  • Prepare bid tabulations and select lowest qualified bid.

  • Negotiate agreements with suppliers to obtain best terms and conditions for the Company. Issue purchase orders and supplements in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Negotiate and issue blanket/open purchase orders for repetitive requirements.

  • Conduct in-depth evaluations of suppliers' performance and identify performance issues. As appropriate, recommend alternative sources of supply to minimize problems.

  • Enforce terms and conditions of purchase orders, and compliance with legal requirements and Company policy. Resolve non-conformance issues, back-charges and claims in a timely manner to minimize the Company's exposure.

  • Review questionable situations and interact with other groups to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Develop long-term continuous improvement supply management agreements with suppliers.

  • Evaluate and make recommendations regarding introduction of advanced procurement technologies and other measures to achieve operating efficiencies and increase customer satisfaction. Provide technical assistance to less experienced staff.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree and minimum five (5) years of experience as Buyer in a manufacturing or production environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Lean manufacturing or Six Sigma experience

  • Strong ERP experience (SAP).

  • Requires strong analytical skills, and understanding of complex drawings and specifications, contract law, commercial terms, standard procurement procedures and related Company policies.

  • Requires thorough knowledge of application of supply management tools and quality processes.

  • Requires ability to rapidly respond to unforeseen developments and initiate actions to reduce adverse impact.

  • Experience interfacing with other groups, leading a project team, enforcing contract stipulations, negotiating prices and terms for purchases, require strong communications skills.

  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US.

Additional information

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB

ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites:

As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762.

Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

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