Feb 26, 2020

Advanced Buyer

  • Inficon
  • East Syracuse, NY, USA
Full-Time Purchasing - Procurement

Job Description

Company Overview:

INFICON is a growing, global, leading provider of innovative technologies that enhances productivity and quality in sophisticated industrial processes. The products provided by INFICON are world-class instruments for gas analysis, measurement, and control and are vital to manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells, and industrial vacuum coating applications. INFICON is headquartered in Switzerland and has world-class manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States and China with subsidiaries located throughout the world. This position will be located in East Syracuse, NY office. For more detailed information about INFICON, please visit our website at www.inficon.com.

Position Overview:

INFICON is looking for an Advanced Buyer who will be responsible for purchasing a variety of commodities to support a high tech high mix manufacturing facility. The ideal candidate has experience in exceeding delivery reliability and time targets in a similar environment, is an excellent communicator, and takes full ownership for achieving world class results.


  • Ensure material availability to production plan
  • Support (or lead) efforts to engage suppliers in lean manufacturing methodology in furtherance of shared cost savings and/or optimization
  • Maintain and grow supplier relationships in support of INFICON's tactical and strategic initiatives
  • Remain knowledgeable surrounding economic and industrial trends that impact the market's prices and capacity
  • Support supplier quality compliance activities - i.e. 8D process
  • Engagement with marketing and engineering departments surrounding new product development
  • Coordination of negotiation activities with respect to assigned commodity and/or supplier base
  • Monitor and reduce supplier lead-times
  • Monitor and improve supplier delivery reliability
  • Expedite non-conforming good returns
  • Material scheduling/presentation to the dock
  • Resolve issues regarding shipment/invoice discrepancies
  • Monitor purchase price change and opportunities for saving
  • Supporting role in strategic supplier development


  • Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum 5+ years in a Procurement Role
  • Detail and Results oriented
  • Excellent priority setting ability
  • Demonstrated sense of urgency
  • Ability to Communicate and build relationships both internally and externally


  • Experience in a Lean Manufacturing Environment
  • Experience in a Pull Supply Chain System
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt or Higher


Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary, bonus opportunity, and competitive benefits package.

INFICON, is committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal opportunity to all job seekers that apply without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, age, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. A notice describing Federal equal employment opportunity laws is available here and here to reaffirm this commitment.

INFICON is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity at INFICON and require special assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources at 315-434-1100. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.


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