Waters Corporation

  • Buyer

    Req. #
    Company Name
    Production and Manufacturing
    US-DE-New Castle
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    TA Instruments is looking for an experienced Buyer who will be sourcing and purchasing materials to support the Manufacturing department.

    Typical tasks of the position include, but are not limited to

    •  Sourcing and purchasing a variety of materials, parts, and/or supplies for support of operational requirements
    • Manage inventory levels to support production while minimizing investment in accordance with inventory policies
    • Obtain quotations, negotiate price, and award purchase orders based on total cost analysis
    • Manage suppliers to meet TA performance expectations
    • Analyze SAP exception messages to purchase or reschedule materials in support of production and customer needs
    • Work with other experienced TA personnel to qualify new suppliers
    • Analyze and resolve supplier invoice problems
    • Acquires and maintains general technical understanding of products purchased
    • Gather and analyze data related to purchasing function


    The successful candidate will have a combination of knowledge, skills, and experience that would include the following

    •  4 year degree in a Technical or Business field with ability to generally understand technical nature of materials being purchased; Supply Chain Mgt focus preferred
    • Fundamental understanding of engineering documentation and ability to communicate with technical staff.
    • Analytical skills to collect, research, and interpret a variety of business, technical, and financial data; gathers and analyzes information skillfully
    • Problem solving skills in order to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
    • Skill to understand business implications of decisions; ability to demonstrate an orientation to profitability
    • Strategic thinking skills in order to develop and execute strategies to achieve organizational goals
    • Knowledge of order processing systems and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) required
    • High degree of computer literacy
    • High degree of communication skills and ability to work with different levels within the TA organization, as well as capable of representing TA with external sources in a professional and ethical manner


    Company Description

    As the world’s leading supplier of thermal analysis and rheology systems, TA Instruments is a fast growing and highly profitable division of an S&P 500 company, priding itself in innovation and an uncompromising commitment to customer support.  Our continued growth relies on recruiting and developing individuals that can make a positive contribution to our business.  For additional information about our high technology products sold to Fortune Global 500 companies and leading academic institutions and government laboratories around the world, visit our website at www.tainstruments.com


    Headquartered in Delaware, with manufacturing sites in the US and Europe, we are represented in all of the major markets around the world with sales offices in the USA, Canada, Japan, India, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and across Europe.


    TA Instruments is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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