Purchasing Specialist

Posted 12 Aug 2020

Montevideo - all, Montevideo - Uruguay

Req Id 209287


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


The Purchasing Specialist will support the shared services center in the day to day P2P process for indirect spend within a specific category or regional area(s) and provide service to  internal customers in the creation and follow up of Purchase Orders, execution of Spot Buy and maintenance of Master Data.



INTERNAL:  business entities (requestors, sourcing team, Accounts Payable, Goods receiving), Other MBS areas.

EXTERNAL: Suppliers, Customs agents, freight providers.



Functional Responsibilities – include but not limited to:

Ensure full compliance of procurement activities with  Code of Ethics, Procurement policies and procedures and local guidelines.

Support  entities in their P2P process using the ERP system through:

Purchase Requisition validation, compliance checking.

Purchase order creation, releasing and monitoring.

Perform Purchase Order changes/modifications.

Respond to inquiries of internal customers and suppliers regarding purchase order status, changes, or cancellations, returns, payment issues and other procurement related concerns.

Follow-up/expedite deliveries of purchased items, samples required to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries and other supply problems.

Identify vendors for Spot Buy items and negotiate to get the best price and terms available in the market.

Provide first level support to stakeholders for all ERP systems used, policies and guidelines.

Perform vendor creation, material master creation and information change requests for Indirect materials.

Create and maintain process documents for the P2P process of  entities supported.

Support the Team Leader and Manager in establishing the BCP of the Procurement team.

Propose and implement process optimization initiatives to increase working efficiency and improve KPI.

Perform other procurement Ad hoc tasks that may be assigned from time to time.

Generate information to support managerial decisions.

Support implementation of change processes.

Observe and be an advocate of ’s Code of Conduct, EHS and GMP policies and guidelines.

What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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