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Corporate Buyer

Company: balchem
Location: Montvale
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ - BCPC) with annual revenues over $800 million and a market cap exceeding $3.0 billion. The company consists of three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com


Under the supervision of the Senior Manager - Indirect Procurement, solicits bids, coordinates and evaluates requests for quote, negotiates prices, and places purchase orders. Enters, reviews, and coordinates purchasing transactions in the ERP System. Sources material, services, and equipment as necessary. Expedites and ensures proper receipt of purchase orders as necessary. Manages vendor master updates for all procurement - direct, indirect and capital.


Places purchase orders, as required, in support of the Corporate Operations group and other departments as needed such as R&D.

Maintains the effective administration of the MRP/ERP systems through timely entries and daily review of critical purchasing and inventory data

Updates Vendor master data for all new vendors and

Solicits proposals from vendors and negotiates the best possible deal for materials and services, taking into account the quality, service and price for each proposal.

Facilitates the timely purchase of goods, within acceptable lead times from vendors through regular coordination with plant operations personnel

Interacts on a daily basis with the Senior Manager - Indirect Procurement to evaluate the effectiveness of ongoing negotiations and the purchasing system

Researches potential new suppliers for corporate services; supports the evaluation of new suppliers, and supplies, including the solicitation of initial vendor documentation

Participates in the forecasting and budgeting processes as necessary

Follows all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards at Corporate and/or site locations where activities require site visits.

Provides backup to the Senior Manager - Indirect Procurement on an as-needed basis

Other duties as assigned


Minimum one (3) year of purchasing experience, preferably in a corporate environment.

Bachelor's Degree preferred

Good negotiating skills

Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts

Effective analysis/problem solving/decision-making skills

Proficient with MRP/ERP systems and Microsoft office tools including Power BI


Work is mainly sedentary


Keywords: balchem, Yonkers , Corporate Buyer, Other , Montvale, New York

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