Senior Commodity Buyer

Tosoh SMD, Inc. (TSMD) is a global leader in semiconductor materials for the electronics, aeronautical and medical industries. Our superior products help our customers introduce new cutting edge technologies that make our lives easier and move us into the future. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and materials laboratory located in Grove City, OH manages the entire life cycle of all our products including supply chain development, research and development, manufacturing, testing and distribution.

Our innovative and devoted team of scientist, engineers, metallurgical experts, manufacturers and managers continuously collaborate and strategize to improve and create new materials for a wide range of our customer's semiconductor needs ranging from computer chips to supporting artificial intelligence. As one of over 100 Tosoh Corporation's family of companies our motto is "We Make the Material That Makes Your Devices Work".

The Senior Commodity Buyer executes commodity strategy for TSMD and identifies solutions to improve profitability. The candidate will assist in compliance and developing new processes in product development.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

* Develop and execute Commodity Strategy for TSMD. This commodity strategy would support the TSMD team from a customer, sales and marketing, manufacturing, quality and financial position of the business.

* Keep abreast of market trends, changes in business practices, availability of material and shifts in the supply chain that could affect Tosoh's ability to meet customer requirements.

* Work closely with new product development to understand new material introductions and start developing the commodity strategy and supplier strategy at inception.

* Identify and qualify new vendors on a commercial and technical capabilities basis.

* Work with engineering and quality to develop specifications as assure technical competencies of suppliers.

* Identify solutions to improve profitability by process improvements, reducing the quantity of raw materials waste from production and, identify changes in the form of raw material, subcontractors used and internal processes.

* Evaluate sourcing recommendations with total cost of ownership as the guide.

* Negotiate contracts, purchasing, and expediting deliveries of high purity raw materials (mainly metals).

* Negotiate other internal purchases as requested.

* Insure suppliers accept and adhere to all requirements defined by Tosoh and its customers.

* Assist in compliance to all internal procedures as well as support the buyers in managing supplier scorecard performance and supplier development.

* Assist in developing processes that insure compliance to customer quality audits.

* Participate in supplier audits as requested.

Skills and Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Materials or at least 5 years working in a procurement function where required technical skills were utilized.

* 10 Years work experience in or outside semi-conductor.

* ISM Certification (Institute for Supply Management) (NAPM) a plus.

* Knowledge of metals sales and distribution.

* Demonstrated project management capability

* Exceptional proven negotiation skills

* Strong verbal and written communications skills. Individual shall possess the ability to "command a room", be able to concisely deliver both written and verbal communication that ensures all parties fully understand both the content as well as expectations.

* International experience in locating and developing suppliers.

* Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally

* Experience in implementing and monitoring quality systems and process controls.

* Demonstrated success interacting with engineers and production staff

* Demonstrated Leadership capabilities, both in leading a team such as a supplier audit team or new material approval team and in driving suppliers to meet commitments per agreed upon terms.

* Technologically savvy, able to utilize various tools to communicate, analyze, research, suppliers and their capabilities. IFS experience a strong plus

Our clean, climate-controlled development and manufacturing facility (over 250,000 square feet!) is located in Grove City, Ohio, immediately south of Columbus.

If qualified and interested in a unique and exciting opportunity for a motivated, success-oriented individual, please visit our website at to apply.

TSMD is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disability.

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