Senior Buyer:
Bayer AG

Bayer AG
Myerstown Penn
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change. 


Senior Buyer 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Buyer, are to: 


  • Determine production material buy quantities and provide data and vendor performance information for production components inventory to support sales, production and inventory plans and objectives for all plant controlled products;
  • Develop and implement efficient inventory plans based on MRP requirements, production, inventory goals, departmental guidelines, and procurement objectives, contracts, etc.;
  • Assure that the local ERP/Purchasing Systems including SAP-SNC and related data accurately reflect all production requirements and purchase orders to ensure adequate materials to meet all production and sales requirements;
  • Monitor vendor delivery, price and quality performance and recommend corrective actions as required.  Resolve credit/payment issues with vendors and Accounts Payable as required at the plant level;
  • Develop and recommend production material cost reductions;
  • Execute packaging changes by working with the Packaging Services group and material suppliers in the packaging change process;
  • Provide all related cost, lead-time, and purchasing information required to complete change control documentation related to plant inventory components;
  • Represent the plant Supply Chain department on implementation project teams to ensure all plant requirements are identified and accomplished;
  • Supervise other associates, provide training to other Buyers, and provide back-up coverage for other Buyers due to vacations, etc.;
  • Other duties and special projects may be assigned as required.





Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • High School diploma or GED with 10-12 years of supply chain management experience; OR
  • Associate’s degree with six (6) plus years supply chain management experience; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least four (4) years of supply chain management experience; OR
  • Master’s degree with 2 years of supply chain management experience;
  • Strong organizational, communication (with internal and external customers), and time management skills;
  • Excellent PC skills, including experience using Spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Software, specifically Excel);
  • Knowledge of cGMP’s (Current Good Manufacturing Practices);
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with multiple demands;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle conflict situations.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Procurement/Purchasing experience in an FDA-regulated enrironment or the pharmaceutical industry;
  • Advanced skill in business law, materials management, transportation, systems utilization, procurement and negotiating techniques;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Demonstrated skills in using and analyzing automated ERP/MRP (Enterprise/Material Requirement Planning, SAP);
  • Industry certifications (APICS/C.P.I.M., ISM/CPSM).






Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now.  To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.


Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.   
Location:United States : Pennsylvania : Myerstown    
Division:Consumer Health   
Reference Code:9279   
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+ 1-887 229-2373
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