ABB LTD Florence , SC 29503

Posted 2 months ago

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 its Florence, South Carolina location. You will be Providing procurement activities to support world class customer satisfaction for the Electrification Products

  • Distribution Solutions (EPDS) Service Group. Assist with directing the GBS on purchase order quantities and due dates. Maintain master data to ensure system integrity and accuracy. Follow up to ensure complete purchase to pay activities for all Purchase Orders. Meet SCM cost out objectives. Develop ideas to streamline purchasing activities and ensure factory inventory accuracy.

Professionals ( > 2 years of work experience)


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

  • Order material to support operations while simultaneously minimizes working capital.

  • Follow actions assigned to assure correctness and viability of recommendations to purchase.

  • Work on cost and inventory reduction projects.

  • Monitor supplier performance and take corrective action to improve operational efficiencies.

  • Expedite overdue material and determine the root cause of problems and coordinate corrective actions.

  • Maintain material availability status per job.

  • Help maintain MRP planning parameters for purchased items.

  • Support supply chain coordination efforts in managing supplier issues arising from expediting, cancellation, or push-out activities.

  • Interface with internal design and/or manufacturing engineering personnel on any purchased material issues.

  • Work with suppliers to resolve daily discrepancies in quality, quantity, invoice issues and delivery performance.

  • Support for the Materials and Strategic Sourcing Team.

  • Negotiate piece part contract pricing with suppliers in support of published cost reduction efforts.

  • Support for the Field Service Team with Procurement of materials for job specific requirements.

  • Supports MRO Procurement activities for all Service centers.

  • Support strategic initiatives to improve over- all supplier performance.

  • Work at all times within the standards contained in the ABB "Code of Business Ethics and Conduct."


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and minimum two (2) years of experience as buyer.


  • High School Diploma and minimum ten (10) years of experience as buyer.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a commercial business or purchasing and minimum five (5) years of experience as buyer.

  • Related experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Strong communication skills are necessary to work effectively within the organization and with suppliers.

  • Requires the ability to work effectively in teams.

  • PC skills including working knowledge of ERP systems, Excel, Word, Microsoft Access.

  • SAP experience preferred.

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.


Florence, South Carolina, USA

Contract type: Regular/Permanent Business unit: Distribution Solutions

Date posted: 2018-10-04 Job function: Purchasing and Supply Management Publication ID: US66869207_E1

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

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