Strategic Buyer

Irwindale, CA
$70k - $90k Annual Salary
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At GF, we see our company as a forward-thinking leader in our field. Since 1802, we have been embracing innovations and sustainable solutions of the highest quality that add value to people’s lives around the globe.

Your tasks

  • The Strategic Buyer is directly involved with the management of the upstream and downstream value-added flow and costs of materials/commodities as they relate to quality, delivery, inventory, innovation and cost. Establishes key metrics and performance measurements and is involved with project management of key products, programs, and/or suppliers.

Your profile

  • Interfaces with Purchasing Commodity Buyers/Managers, Planners, Process Engineers, Quality Assurance, Negotiation & Agreement specialist(s), various Finance/Accounting personnel, Operations/Production personnel, and Suppliers.
  • Responsible for the generation and sustainment of site PPV and VAVE either through individual, team or cross-functional involvement.
  • Vendor Sub-Contract processes; BOM’s, Material Issuance and Flow.
  • Utilizes GF Business System (SAP) reporting tools to extrapolate, analyze and interpret data to help assess and deliver results for both PPV and VAVE.
  • Supports buying best by assuring best price and quality for all direct material items/commodities (Electronics; Chemicals; Packaging; Metals & Plastics; others) as assigned. Stays current on commodity trends in the marketplace.


Clear vision and purpose Clear vision and purpose
Clear vision and purpose "We are a sustainability and innovation leader providing superior customer value" is our vision and this is what guides us. Our purpose "becoming better every day - since 1802" is what inspires us in our daily work.
Sustainability and innovation focus Sustainability and innovation focus
Sustainability and innovation focus We have high sustainability and innovation goals. Let's work towards a sustainable future together.
Excellent learning tools Excellent learning tools
Excellent learning tools At GF we provide development opportunities for everyone. We offer global learning tools as well as trainings and specialized courses.
Great career opportunities Great career opportunities
Great career opportunities GF as a global acting company provides many opportunities regarding career growth. We also offer a dedicated talent management process (MyNextBigStep@GF) to boost your career.
Health care Health care
Health care GF offers a comprehensive health and welfare benefits plan including, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and 401k with generous company match.
Paid holidays Paid holidays
Paid holidays Paid time off include 12 paid days of company holidays.
Sport activities Sport activities
Sport activities We support the purchase of a fitness membership from the center of your choice with a subsidy.
Work perks discount Work perks discount
Work perks discount The discount program includes many different goods and services including appliances, electronics, theme parks, movies and more.

Your contact

Kathy Tomlinson
47 Manager Human Resources
5462 No. Irwindale Avenue
91706 Irwindale, CA
United States
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Who we are

GF Piping Systems is the world's leading supplier of piping systems. We enable the safe and sustainable transport of fluids. Our business is driven by industry-leading sustainability levels, innovation through digital solutions and investment in a culture based on performance, learning and caring.