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Saint-Gobain Buyer in Garden Grove, California

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

At Saint-Gobain, our people are our most valuable asset so we provide competitive base salary and incentive compensation packages to reward and recognize employees for their contributions toward the cmopany's success. We also offer a comprehensive and flexible benefits package with programs designed to meet our employees' diverse needs.

Medical/Vision/Dental/Pharmacy - Short and Long Term Disability - Life and AD&D Insurance - Dependent Life Insurance - Volunteer Paid Time Off - Retirement Plan: 401(k) - Group Legal Coverage - Flexible Spending Account - Paid Holidays - Paid Vacation - Tuition Reimbursement - Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Matching Gifts Program - Product Rebates - Vendor Discounts - Scholarship Program - Live Well Wellness Reimbursement - Pet Insurance

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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is one of seven businesses within the Innovative Materials Sector, which is spear-heading the advancement of innovation within the Group. Performance Plastics is a recognized leader in the advanced polymer technology market with access to state-of-the-art manufacturing and research & development facilities around the world.

Through close partnerships with our business leaders, our team works to support the achievement of business goals while emphasizing the PPL values of accountability, trust, initiative, respect and helping.

Review and manage PO’s, Suppliers and deliveries to meet production requirements and monitor production at schedule attainment. Prepare reports and proactively support the engineering change process.Participate on continuous improvement teams. Position issues material work orders and purchase orders as setup in the MRP system. This role requires planning and ordering for different manufacturing product lines. This role may work as a member in a customer focused cross-functional work team with a matrixed supervisor structure.

  • Follow all safety and environmental initiatives to achieve world class performance.

  • Forecast customer demand and manage inventory levels based on demand

  • Release purchase orders to meet production schedules

  • Monitor order status and expedite orders as needed to ensure customer request date attainment

  • Prepare MRP reports on key metrics

  • Maintain supplier relationships

  • Review and analyze supplier metrics

  • Evaluate supplier performance and create improvement plans, to mitigate business risk

  • Management of the supporting "Purchasing" process to achieve the annual targets and to implement the medium- and long-term development targets in accordance with the single agenda

  • Purchasing and disposition of materials and services in compliance with purchasing guidelines; cost-optimized purchasing of all required goods and services in the right quality, in the right quantity and at the right time i. V m. Inventory targets

  • Complaint handling, negotiation and correspondence

  • Proactively request offers from suppliers and using internal e-tools.

  • Supplier negotiations including preparation, contract drafting and order processing as well as supplier evaluation

  • Work in coordination with the ENC Purchasing Category Manager to implement sourcing strategies at the site level

  • Work in Coordination to secure business and mitigate supply risks. Identify risk areas

  • Work and implement all the delegation categories at the site

  • Implementation of purchasing strategies of the procurement market in coordination with the site Purchasing manager, site Managers and global Purchasing team

  • Acting accordingly to the Purchasing & Internal Control policies


Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or Logistics discipline preferred.

APICS or equivalent (CPM, CLTD, CSCP and/or SCOR) Minimum 1 certification.

Desired Skills:

Scheduling techniques (material requirement planning and purchasing);

Proficient in use of computers and spreadsheet software with experience with business systems (i.e. QAD, Microsoft Office), and other computer hardware and software.

Strong math, statistics and analytical thinking.

Must have strong knowledge of materials management and operation economics.

Experience in an ISO environment with WCM programs.

Must be a team player. Self-starter with a sense of urgency to meet commitments & deadlines with limited direct supervision.

Customer focus (internal and external) with good conflict resolution skill set.

Excellent interpersonal skills and effective communications skills essential - both written and verbal.

Effective use of analytical thought process and creativity to identify and implement solutions to issues that arise while maintaining site goals.

Awareness of the needs of others and utilization of interpersonal skills.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.