• Associate Buyer

    GAF Parsippany, NJ 07054

    Job #2195437945

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    Job Description:

    The Associate Buyer is responsible for day to day purchasing activities for direct materials needed to meet GAF requirements. The candidate will work under the guidance of the Purchasing Management Team and/or Purchasing Manager to identify and qualify suppliers and prepare Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and Requests for Quotations (RFQs) for assigned products or services. The Associate Buyer will complete bid evaluations and analysis to determine recommended sourcing awards.

    The individual will prepare necessary documentation to deliver financial summaries, sourcing recommendations, and supplier performance metrics to the Procurement Management team and GAF internal customers and partners. The candidate will also participate on cross functional teams and will be responsible for timely delivery of sourcing requirements necessary to achieve project objectives.

    The Associate Buyer will follow-up with suppliers on a regular basis to review demand/forecast, product/service quality, on-time performance, commercial performance and other key metrics as defined by GAF. The candidate will update procurement system input, cost models, and will maintain supplier metrics (i.e., scorecards) necessary for effective reporting and communication; the Associate Buyer will assist the other members of the Procurement team in maintaining cost savings databases, and analysis as required for reporting departmental activities and supplier performance.


    20-25% - Provide logistics support/coordination to ensure on-time delivery of raw materials to plants

    15-20% - Negotiate with suppliers for execution of supply agreements that achieve lowest total system cost, and which are in accordance with company policies and procedures.

    10-15% - Update price models, as required. Analyze and share timely cost information. Maintain sourcing database and metrics for reporting and communicating Procurement activities - including bid evaluations and analysis, cost savings, monthly reports, contract summaries, etc.

    10-15% - Maintain procurement systems information - contracts in contract management system, pricing in PeopleSoft, etc.

    10-15% - Track supplier metrics, communicate supplier performance, and forecast requirements, as needed, ensuring all purchases consistent with quality and delivery requirements. Manage supplier responsiveness to drive performance improvement, as required.

    10-15% - Coordinate cross-functionally with GAF partners to drive improved costs, efficiencies, service, quality. Drive alternative supplier qualifications.

    5-10% - Initiate supplier qualification process, prepare RFIs, RFQs, and RFPs for product categories; complete bid evaluations.

    5-10% - Perform other duties as assigned.

    Level Based Competencies:

    • Communication

    • Building Strategic Working Relationships

    • Business Acumen

    • Planning and Organizing

    • Managing Conflict

    Technical knowledge/skills (Expected Mastery Level: Entry to Intermediate):

    • Understanding of standard purchasing and supply chain concepts, practices and procedures

    • Negotiation skills

    • Analytical experience

    • Strategic and systems thinking

    • Excellent computer skills

    • Familiar with financial management and analysis

    • Ability to excel in a matrix management environment

    • Global supply chain knowledge

    General knowledge/skills (Expected Mastery Level: Entry to Intermediate):

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong customer focus

    • Excellent organizational and follow up skills with strong attention to detail

    • Ability to adapt to a changing environment

    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

    • Excellent time management skills

    • Strong project management and vendor management skills

    • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills

    • Understand elements of Finance, Marketing, Manufacturing, and R&D and their respective strategies

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in field of supply chain, business, science, or engineering

    • Experience in use of ERP system (PeopleSoft, SAP, or equivalent) and AMMS system (Maximo)

    Preferred Qualifications:

    2 - 4 years of experience in procurement preferred

    Industrial manufacturing and/or business management experience preferred


    Travel Requirements: 0-25%

    We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best - Protect what matters most. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for all candidates and employees in this position. Proof of vaccination is required. Should you require accommodation for medical or religious needs, GAF will engage in an interactive process with you to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be provided in accordance with applicable state and federal law.

    We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, Hawk, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

    With 130+ years in the industry, GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. As a member of the Standard Industries family of companies, we are also part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world.

    Our communities help give our work meaning and the products we manufacture help protect what matters most. The shingles help to shelter the families living in the homes in our towns. The TPO helps protect what is under that hospital's roof. In addition to quality products, we make sure they are installed by quality craftsmen and women. The full GAF portfolio of solutions is supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors.

    GAF continues to be the leader in quality and offers comprehensive warranty protection on its products and systems. Our success is driven by a commitment to empowering our people to deliver advanced quality and purposeful innovation and the desire to protect what matters most. ?

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