Buyer II

at Waters Technologies Corporation in New Castle, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Buyer II


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Company Name 

Supply Chain  

US-DE-New Castle  

Regular Full-Time


At TA Instruments the Buyer II is responsible for developing the Supply Chain within designated categories to ensure quality and continuity of supply, and continuous improvement in productivity and cost. The Buyer III will manage and liaise between the various manufacturers/suppliers and the procurement community in support of TA Instruments production requirements. Key activities include; supplier discovery and sourcing suppliers to manufacture components unique to TA Instruments, exercise judgment to address material issues, negotiate costs as required, review and manage purchase price variances and identifies standard pricing on an annual basis. This role is 50% transactional and 50% strategic.
This is an onsite position




Manage RFQ and award process for assigned suppliers/commodity
Issue Purchase Orders per MRP messaging and manage scheduling activities with suppliers
Partner with Global Procurement Category managers to standardize activities according to global tools and processes
Gather and analyze data related to purchasing function. Inclusive of spend and supplier analytics, make vs buy analysis models, etc.
Manage suppliers to meet TA performance expectations; including the management of Quarterly Business Reviews and support for supplier quality audits
Negotiate supply agreements and work with the SQE to develop Quality Agreements
Manage inventory levels to support production while minimizing investment in accordance with inventory policies




Bachelors degree in a Technical or Business field with ability to understand the technical nature of materials being purchased; Supply Chain Mgt focus preferred
Fundamental understanding of engineering documentation and ability to communicate with technical staff
Analytical skills to collect, research, and interpret a variety of business, technical, and financial data; gathers and analyzes information strategically
Strong negotiation skills and the ability to think creatively
Problem solving skills in order to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; Lean experience a plus
Strong communication skills and the ability to work within a matrix organization, as well as the capability to represent TA to external sources in a professional and ethical manner
Knowledge of Material Requirements Planning, SAP Preferred but not required
CPIM, CPSM, CPM or PMP Preferred


Company Description


Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for over 60 years. With approximately 8,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We're the problem solvers and innovators that aren't afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We're all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status. 


Key Words

Buyer, Supply Chain, Procurement, Commodity, Purchasing, Supplier Management, SAP, manufacturing buying


Waters Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 1272711

Posted On: May 25, 2024

Updated On: May 25, 2024

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