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Senior Buyer - Hybrid

Company: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Location: Newport News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

To protect the health and safety of our employees, contractors, customers and communities, employees in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an approved exemption has been granted for a medical reason, sincerely held religious belief, or an employee is otherwise exempt under applicable law.

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Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life! We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek -- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at

The Senior Buyer assures the procurement and inventory management of high technology or life sciences production and/or non-manufacturing materials, equipment and/or services in accordance with supply chain optimization and management objectives.

Primary Functions:

Collaboration with stakeholders as the Supply Operations liaison, ensuring timely and effective day-to-day communication in areas such as production and planning priorities, material supply problem resolution.

Provide representation and leadership for Supply Operations in support of stakeholder requirements, applying strong Procurement knowledge & SAP skills.

Purchase critical/complex items to ensure availability of high-impact products

Work with suppliers and ensures continuous supply of critical materials, negotiates pricing for products and/or services, coordinates and schedules delivery.

Collaborate with suppliers to ensure optimal inventory levels to support on-time delivery. Provide forecasts to key suppliers and 12-month BPOs.

Evaluate and select qualified suppliers based on competitive bids; terms and conditions, quality, quantity, reliability, and ability to meet delivery schedules.

Monitor supplier performance; select/analyze the supply base and support Commodity Manager to develop and implement commodity plans.

Conduct TQRDC reviews, as required.

Coordinates material sourcing for new product introduction (NPI) projects, in collaboration with R&D. Establishes and manages supplier relationships including negotiating contracts and prices, and monitoring supplier performance.


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