Intercompany Buyer (2018-CB-64)

We are looking for an Intercompany Buyer to support our overseas activities which will be based at our ISO certified manufacturing plant located in York, SC.


The Intercompany Buyer focuses on planning and purchasing intercompany materials in accordance with purchasing regulations and procedures. He/she reviews and analyzes demand and recommends inventory levels.? Under limited direction, the Buyer?s main responsibilities for NA purchasing activities will include managing purchasing strategies and developing new tactical approaches with intercompany suppliers/partners through negotiation of economics, quality, general terms and conditions, and supply assurance to continually optimize the overall value for all Elkem Silicones NA.

This position determines needs, creates purchase requisitions, investigates and develops sources of supplies, prepares bid specifications, issues bid requests and reviews quotations. The Buyer interprets purchasing procedures to departments and vendors and is a specialist in assigned material categories, which require a degree of technical knowledge. The primary objective is to identify and obtain products and services at the best value for the company.

On the operational side, this position will focus on generating and tracking purchase savings as well as examining vendor performance to ensure maximum value for the company.? The Buyer will provide support to the NA Supply Chain and Purchasing Department as well as serve as the primary point of contact for vendor and contractor issues in the position scope.? This position will also regularly collaborate with Finance to ensure accurate receipt of goods and service and that payment terms are aligned with capital goals.?


  • Bachelor?s degree, purchasing or materials management discipline preferred.

  • Minimum of 1-3 years purchasing, sourcing and requisitioning related experience. Experience specific to chemical raw materials is preferred.? If no degree, should have equivalent related experience.

  • Import Export experience

  • Experience working in/with an international organization..

  • Experience working with SAP purchasing module or similar ERP systems preferred.

  • Must be detail oriented and possess proven planning, organizational and multi-tasking abilities.

  • Experience with MS Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.? Access a plus.

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships at all levels of the organization.

  • Demonstrated understanding of effective purchasing management and control processes.

  • Analytical, financial, and problem-solving skills.

  • Detail oriented, strong planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills.

  • Ability to travel periodically (10%)

  • Ability to speak Mandarin preferred


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer ? M/F/Veteran/Disabled and if you are an individual with a disability, who requires an accommodation, please contact us.


To Apply:? Please send a cover letter and resume to Click Here to Email Your Resum? . Please refer to the Position Code in the Subject line.


About Elkem Silicones

Elkem Silicones has more than 3,100 employees dedicated to providing silicone solutions with a personal touch that deliver your potential.? Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem ASA, is one of the world?s leading fully integrated silicone suppliers, operating 9 multi-functional manufacturing sites and 11 R&D centers around the globe.? Based in Lyon, France, Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles. www.silicones.elkem.com


About Elkem ASA

Elkem is one of the world?s leading providers of silicones and silicon solutions and uniquely positioned in the market through full ownership of the value chain from quartz to specialty silicones. Elkem also has strong positions in specialty foundry alloys and carbon materials.

Headquartered in Oslo, Elkem has annual revenues of 21 billion NOK ($2.6 billion), employs 6,000 people and operates 27 production sites around the globe. The company has an extensive sales and R&D network to deliver innovative technologies and market-based solutions that contribute to a sustainable future. www.elkem.com



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