Senior Buyer

Date: May 29, 2024

Location: US-MO-Saint Louis Kirkwood, Missouri, US

Company: Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) is a leading global eye health company dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world—from the moment of birth through every phase of life. Our mission is simple, yet powerful: helping you see better, to live better. 

Our comprehensive portfolio of over 400 products is fully integrated and built to serve our customers across the full spectrum of their eye health needs throughout their lives. Our iconic brand is built on the deep trust and loyalty of our customers established over our 170-year history. We have a significant global research, development, manufacturing, and commercial footprint of approximately 13,000 employees and a presence in approximately 100 countries, extending our reach to billions of potential customers across the globe. We have long been associated with many of the most significant advances in eye health, and we believe we are well positioned to continue leading the advancement of eye health in the future. 



Bausch & Lomb Surgical makes equipment, doctors use to perform cataract and other eye surgeries, and our team provides sterile custom packs for each surgery. Offering you a chance to be involved in making a difference in people’s lives by improving their vison and daily way of life. 



  • Negotiate contracts and agreements with suppliers to secure favorable terms and conditions.
  • Responsible for following B&L procurement procedures.
  • Collaborate with all functions including but not limited to, R&D, Quality, Regulatory, Commercial, and Program Management to ensure high level of performance and strong customer service.
  • Ability to participate and lead projects for assigned categories.
  • Responsible for delivering established cost savings targets through competitive bidding process, and effective negotiation of supplier agreements. Manage all supply-based costs and ensure contract compliance.
  • Ensures supplier-related risks, cost, quality, and delivery are controlled and mitigated.
  • Responsible for performing all aspects of sourcing, procurement activities in support of major initiatives including stakeholder requirement analysis, identification of bidders list, RFP/RFQ development, conducting competitive bid events, supplier selection, negotiation, contracting, risk mitigation, supply continuity, and supplier performance.
  • Cultivate and maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers to ensure alignment with B+L’s goals. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across functional teams. 
    High School Diploma
  • Motivated, self-driven with a determination to succeed and the ability to manage change.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to leverage data and market insights to drive decision-making. Open to new ideas and believe in continuous learning to develop new competencies. Ability to think and work independently and anticipate changing business, project, and supplier needs. 
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production capabilities, and capacity.


  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum 5 years  experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, supplier management, or related roles, preferably in medical device manufacturing industry.
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel, & Word
  • Math and analytical skills to analyze and interpret supplier quotes, contracts, and other supplier-related issues.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • MRP experience, vendor relationships, and critical thinking abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AS400 experience
  • Advanced degree (e.g., Bachelor, Master, etc.) in Engineering, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or related field 


We offer competitive salary & excellent benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Eye Health, Disability and Life Insurance begins on your hire date
  • 401K Plan with company match and ongoing company contribution
  • Paid time off – vacation (3 weeks - prorated upon hire), floating holidays and sick time
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with company match
  • Employee Incentive Bonus
  • Tuition Reimbursement (select degrees)
  • Ongoing performance feedback and annual compensation review


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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