Senior Buyer Indirect & Capital

Date: Nov 18, 2023

Location: US-SC-Greenville, South Carolina, 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 nearly 170-year history. We have a significant global research, development, manufacturing and commercial footprint of approximately 12,500 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. 



Purpose of Job

Responsible for strategic and tactical purchasing responsibilities for sourcing of capital equipment, indirect materials and services (MRO’s) necessary to support the Greenville Manufacturing site.  Must rely on extensive experience, industry/commodity knowledge, and sound analysis to plan and accomplish global sourcing and procurement goals and objectives. Subject matter expert for given commodities including staying current on purchasing best practices, and market trends and conditions.  Participate and support multi-disciplined teams to develop and implement sourcing strategies and tactics. Manage Supplier relationships to drive improvements in total cost of ownership/acquisition through RFI/RFQ/RFP process, and support new product development.  Support global supply strategy teams as necessary to drive global leverage with supply base.



Key Activities

  • Procure and negotiate all related contracts associated with the sites indirect, MRO and capital equipment to support Operating Plan.
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies to manage critical commodities both on a local and global basis.
  • Develop and maintain expertise for given commodities and industries inclusive of cost drivers, supply constraints and supplier base on  a local, national and global basis.
  • Develop, implement and manage risk mitigation programs utilizing cross-functional teams.  Leverage expertise across Bausch & Lomb business units/locations.
  • Support the Global Sourcing process through the Capital and Indirect SST Team initiatives, manage strategic/expanded supplier relationships.  Identify and present potential business opportunities to the Management Team.  Collaborate with other B&L business units as warranted.   Monitor, measure and report Supplier performance in the areas of quality, delivery and customer service.
  • Support Lean initiatives. All other duties as assigned.   


Minimum Qualifications

  • BA or BS with related experience required.
  • 3-6 Years of experience in purchasing and supply chain. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS/MBA/CPM desired. 
  • Engineering and operations experience is desired.


Special Skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access. 
  • Experience using MRP / ERP systems.
  • Experience negotiating with suppliers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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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