Cabot Corporation

  • Buyer (Temporary)

    Requisition ID
    2018-8186
    # of Openings
    1
    Position Type
    Temporary Full-Time
    Location
    LV-Riga
  • Position Summary

    The Buyer is responsible for obtaining goods and services for a particular Cabot site by working through established contracts for centrally-sourced items and/or through the selection of suppliers for non-centrally sourced items. The Buyer will handle purchasing duties such as procure items for the site, set up and manage bid requests, and work with internal customers to identify and understand purchasing needs. 

     

    This is a temporary position for at least 1.5 years.

     

    Job Responsibilities

    • Identifies and implements most cost effective and efficient way to purchase small and/or local items. Uses various methods and tools, such as procurement cards, and blanket orders to minimize cost and administrative time.  Coordinates implementation of all purchasing tools.
    • Establishes and maintains a supply base for products and services purchased. 
    • Fosters and maintains positive business relationships with suppliers and users.
    • Ensures timely delivery of goods and services that meet quality, timing and price terms. Resolves commercial conflicts and coordinates quality claims through Purchasing Managers.
    • Contributes to supplier assessments for Regional or Global purchased items as required.  Reports findings pertaining to elimination or reduction of costs, as well as other relevant metrics and statistics.

    Requirements

    • Previous experience in purchasing/sales/procurement/category management (1-3 years)
    • Solid understanding of contract language terms and conditions as well as contract design
    • Understanding of marketplace relating to a goods and services purchased
    • Strong negotiation, analytical skills and interest in market analysis
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Science, Engineering or equivalent experience
    • Languages: Fluent in English and preferable knowledge of French

    About Cabot

    Founded in 1882, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel and elastomer composites.

     

    Our Business Service Centre in Riga, Latvia employs more than 150 enthusiastic and talented team members who are responsible for proving financial, IT, purchasing and customer services support for Cabot’s 21 locations in Europe the Middle East and Africa.

     

    At Cabot Latvia, our people are our biggest asset, they make Cabot a great place to work. We have a passion for the work we do, which inspires us to achieve great results. We encourage culture based on respect, integrity, responsibility and excellence. We also believe that time spent at work should be both rewarding and interesting. Our passionate employees have built an active social life within the company that is driven by several committees, regular team building and social events. We are proud of our culture and work environment that we can ensure to our employees.

     

     

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