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Buying/Procurement Specialist

Vapor Bus International • Grove City, PA
a month ago

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has 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, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: http://www.WabtecCorp.com.

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make 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.

Role Summary:

The Buying/Procurement Specialist will manage the buying process from a given set of direct of production buy parts. Apply sourcing policies; interact with different suppliers and business segments. Requires foundation and knowledge in procurement/sourcing.

This role will also give support to direct and indirect purchases. Ensure materials arrive on time with the right quantity and quality. Follow up Company Policies, Standard Procedures, Directives and Guidelines. Drives optimal material flow to support sales and customer requirements. Meet metrics performance and KPI’s. Follow up management instructions and task on time basis.

Essential Responsibilities:

As Buying/Procurement Specialist you will:

  • Achieve best practices to pursue Company goals, Objectives, and deadlines

  • Delivery task on time and follow up Standard Work

  • Compile weekly/monthly reports, as required, and perform presentations

  • Troubleshoots problems and provide proactive resolutions

  • Meet, maintain, and improve Departments KPI’s accordingly Goals

  • Place and follow-up on POs (Purchase Order) - ​Turn requisitions into PO’s, ensure E-Promise date information, follow up orders to ensure on time delivery, minimize Past Due orders / - Informed, detect, and escalate potential issues to prevent shortages

  • Manage relationships with suppliers including On Time Delivery, Material availability, Lead Time maintenance and reduction - Develop strong and quality communication with Customers and Suppliers to keep on time feedback for expedites, escalation and effective customer complains handling

  • Update MRP systems - Resolve Accounts Payable issues (Trouble Tickets) / - Address NCMR and Supplier Corrective action when need for resolution / - Maintain material pipeline and prevent shortages

  • Balance tactical execution with strategic initiatives necessary to drive Material Availability and other key business metrics. - Process material cancelation according MRP signals to prevent excess of inventory (EOO)

  • Develop awareness of manufacturing processes and improve product knowledge - Process material deviation (SDR) and PPAP’s according Process and Sourcing initiatives / - Issue workflow and follow up price increase (PIR)

  • Contribute to projects as team member within the Fulfillment organization.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in Buying/Procurement

Desired Characteristics:

  • Oracle Experience

  • Negotiation experience desired

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

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.