Medina, Ohio, United States

Plant MRO Buyer

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Job ID 53912


The Plant MRO Buyer is responsible for creating value and mitigating risk within the strategies of the business through effective sourcing and efficient purchasing of indirect goods and services (Maintenance, Repairs and Operations) in support of the Owens Corning plant. 

This position is accountable for the execution of processes to ensure the purchasing and sourcing function is meeting all plant operational requirements, sustaining Sarbanes Oxley compliance and functioning in accordance with plant and corporate policies and procedures. This position will focus on driving sourcing value creation initiatives, risk mitigation projects and leading corporate sourcing directives. 



  • Live the safety standard and adhere to safety responsibilities
  • Ensure a safety focus in all sourcing processes and build a culture where safety is first priority
  • Implement all activities in a safe manner and manage through a focus on safety


  • Implements and manages purchasing procedures and processes to ensure the plant receives the right materials in the right quantity at the right time
  • Executes purchasing transactions efficiently and consistently with OC sourcing policies, standards, operating procedures and financial controls consistent with sourcing policies and financial controls
  • Maintain accurate purchasing data in SAP, ensure data quality and integrity of vendor and material data
  • Work with suppliers, commodity leaders, and plant leadership to ensure supply quality expectations are met
  • Manage local inventory consignment agreements through inventory reconciliation
  • Resolve all open accounts payable issues as they occur


  • Participate and /or lead cross functional teams on sourcing related initiatives
  • Establish and maintain productive supplier relationships and performance management – including measurement and improvement of supplier performance
  • Stakeholder engagement; become the “sourcing advisor” to plant leadership
  • Negotiate plant MRO spend and manage plant purchasing orders and contracts accurately
  • Drive and manage the competitive bidding processes (per OC Global Sourcing standards)
  • Drive sourcing value creation initiatives at plant level; continuously improve total costs by identifying and acting to capture cost reduction opportunities and/or risk mitigation without jeopardizing security of supply
  • Collaborate with other Owens Corning Buyers across all businesses and the network, to identify regional value creation initiatives
  • Lead initiatives to improve working capital (terms improvement)
  • Implement local consignment agreements as appropriate/needed


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Operations Management or Supply Chain Management preferred.
  • Prefer purchasing/sourcing experience in a manufacturing environment; (or relevant experience)
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)


  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications; SAP experience strongly preferred
  • Understanding of and ability to work within Sarbanes Oxley control; experience preferred
Please note:Applications must be filled out completely—incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes are welcome, but are not a substitute for completing the application.

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