Buyer/Procurement Specialist

Wabtec Corporation

Erie, PA

#R0081882

Position summary

ake yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

It's not just about your career or job title... It's about who you are and the impact you will make on the world. Because whether it's for each other or our customers, we put People First. When our people come together, we Expand the Possible and continuously look for ways to improve what we create and how we do it. If you are constantly striving to grow, you're in good company. We are revolutionizing the way the world moves for future generations, and we want someone who is ready to move with us.

Who are we?

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services for freight and transit rail as well as the mining, marine, and industrial markets. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation, and Faiveley Transport, the company has grown to become One Wabtec, with unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems.

Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress and unlocks our customers' potential by delivering innovative and lasting transportation solutions that move and improve the world. We are lifelong learners obsessed with making things better to drive exceptional results. Wabtec has approximately 27K employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit our website to learn more!

Who will you be working with?

The Buyer/Procurement Specialist will interact with all levels of Manufacturing/Fulfillment leadership as well as work together with cross functional teams including Sourcing, Quality, Manufacturing, and Program Management.

How will you make a difference?

The Buyer/Procurement Specialist will manage the buying process, apply sourcing policies, and interact with different suppliers and business segments. This position requires a strong foundation and knowledge in procurement/sourcing. In this role, you will utilize your experience and expertise to solve problems, drive process adherence, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and can affect short-term and long-term business goals.

What do we want to know about you?

Required Characteristics

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma/GED plus 4 years of Buying/Procurement experience)

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Buying/Procurement/Sourcing or Supplier Management experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Desired Characteristics

  • Strategic and creative thinking to analyze issues that may arise and create solutions

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while having a high degree of attention to details

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to influence, motivate, coach, and drive accountability

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite

What will your typical day look like?

As the Buyer/Procurement Specialist you will:

  • Place and follow up on Purchase Orders

  • Manage relationships with suppliers including On Time Delivery, Material Availability, Lead Time Maintenance, and Reduction

  • Update MRP systems

  • Balance tactical execution with strategic initiatives necessary to drive material availability and other key business metrics

  • Work together with cross functional teams including Sourcing, Quality, Manufacturing, and Program Management

  • Develop awareness of manufacturing processes and improve product knowledge

  • Manage supplier performance reviews

  • Contribute to projects as a team member or lead special projects within the Fulfillment organization

  • Share knowledge and help to mentor other team members

What about the physical demands of the job?

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

  • Stand for long durations of time and be mobile throughout the workday

  • Must be able to effectively communicate (talk and hear), use hands and fingers to handle or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms

  • Regularly required to operate a variety of automated office machines which includes a computer, printer, copy machine, calculator, telephone, etc.

  • Must be able to move or carry objects and materials

You may also be asked to perform other duties outside of your function or trade, for which adequate training will be provided if necessary.

Information on offered benefits, which include health, welfare, and retirement, is available at mywabtecbenefits.com.

Relocation assistance may be provided if eligibility requirements are met.

Wabtec will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable) and fitness for duty test (as applicable).

Our Commitment to Embrace Diversity:

Wabtec is a global company that invests not just in our products, but also our people by embracing diversity and inclusion. We care about our relationships with our employees and take pride in celebrating the variety of experiences, expertise, and backgrounds that bring us together. At Wabtec, we aspire to create a place where we all belong and where diversity is welcomed and appreciated.

To fulfill that commitment, we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity, and inclusion. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We have created a space where everyone is given the opportunity to contribute based on their individual experiences and perspectives and recognize that these differences and diverse perspectives make us better.

We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences, and styles... People like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles...people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.