Senior Buyer

Charlotte, NC, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full timeChemical Manufacturing,Textile Manufacturing

DyStar is a leading specialty chemical company with a heritage of more than a century in product development and innovation from the textile industry. Today, the company operates with more than 2200 employees spanning across 50 countries and with 16 production sites, supporting customers from diverse sectors and supply chains with reliable products and solutions.

DyStar is committed to sustainability. Our service supports the supply chain, including brands, retailers, and their industry partners, to ensure that they meet stringent quality and ecological specifications in a cost-efficient way and with short lead times.

Senior Buyer, Indirect Procurement

Work Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Job Summary:

  • Manage sourcing/purchasing efforts for all capital expenditures and indirect service needs
  • Coordinate with all value stream leaders regarding their product/service needs, sourcing, ordering and delivery issues as they arise
  • Ensures regulatory compliance at all times
  • Manages the indirect purchasing for the site, including supply chain project management, vendor selection, cost estimating support and placement of purchase orders
  • Maintains product and manufacturing information in the company-wide ERP system


  • Develop and manage the RFQ/RFI process for all Capital expenditures and indirect services. Back-up for site buyer when needed.
  • Attend meetings as required to support CAPEX project needs and all indirect service reviews and progress updates
  • Manage sourcing/purchasing for CAPEX and MRO for the site, including negotiating pricing, terms, delivery and quality
  • Interface between suppliers and engineering/operations/marketing to answer any questions related to RFQ documents
  • Assist to track and monitor spend/saving to identify project/negotiation to meet target cost reduction
  • Conduct supplier and product evaluations with Engineering team
  • Drive contract negotiation and recommend supplier selection
  • Monitor key spending trends, cost drivers, market factors and geographic considerations in order to implement appropriate sourcing strategies
  • Analyze price proposals, financial reports and other data to determine reasonable prices to place order for good and services
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier’s reputation and history.
  • Assist in the negotiation and administration of contracts with suppliers, vendors and other representatives on facility specific goods or services
  • Maintain and review computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance and inventories. This includes data entry of product and manufacturing information in company-wide ERP system
  • Support Dystar plant on resolve problems related to undelivered goods. Confer with staff, users and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.
  • Approves Purchasing Quality Manual and Vendor List.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Materials Management or Logistics required.
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in Purchasing in Manufacturing environment, minimum 5 year on Indirect Procurement leading CapEx, Utilities or Services categories.
  • Experience source selection and negotiation skills with capital, indirect materials and services
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals SOW, drawings, and product designs. Ability to write routine reports and business correspondence
  • Ability to establish and manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment

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