UGSI Solutions: Strategic Buyer - Vineland, NJ

Vineland, NJ, Full time


UGSI Chemical Feed, Inc.: Strategic Buyer – Vineland, NJ


UGSI Chemical Feed, Inc. (the “Company”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UGSI Solutions, Inc., a global provider of on-site hypochlorite generation equipment, polymer activation systems, chemical feed systems, and potable water mixing and treatment systems serving the water and wastewater treatment industries. UGSI Solutions, Inc., through its various operating subsidiaries, is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing companies in the water infrastructure market.


Strategic Buyer

Under the direction of the Supply Chain Manager, the Strategic Buyer will perform various purchasing/planning and administrative tasks.  The tasks will involve supporting functions for the Manufacturing, Engineering and Finance departments. This full-time position is based out of the Company’s Vineland, NJ facility.


Essential Job Functions

  • Order placement for vendors as assigned by management.
  • Confirm and expedite delivery of purchase orders as necessary.
  • Provide order lead time guidance to Customer Service and Planning as required.
  • Provide product non-conformance resolution.
  • Develop strategic sourcing plans and summarize risk assessments.
  • Develop alternate sources of supply for critical components.
  • Complete necessary ERP transactions as required for purchasing job functions.
  • Assist Finance with resolving invoicing discrepancies.
  • Participate in product design and validation.
  • Negotiate pricing with vendors for optimal buying price.
  • Coordinate between Engineering and suppliers, including cost reduction activities.
  • Provide continuous improvement recommendations.
  • Supplier performance management – quality, delivery, and cost.
  • Ensure clear and effective communications.
  • Support resolution of commercial issues.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 3-5 years’ experience within a strategic procurement role.
  • Experience working within make- to-order manufacturing environments.
  • Global sourcing experience.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Data entry experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Experience of successfully managing projects.
  • Ability to multi-task.


Preferred Qualifications

  • APICS certification.
  • Experience with ERP systems; preferably Great Plains.


Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to look at computer monitors for much of the workday.


Work Environment

  • Approximately 80% Office Setting; and
  • Approximately 20% Light Industrial – May be exposed to areas of high noise levels, hazardous propellants, chemicals and industrial facilities.
  • Appropriate PPE and training will be provided for all conditions.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


This is an exempt position. Compensation is dependent on skill level. Benefits package and incentives are provided.


UGSI Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers supporting workforce diversity - M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, or sex.


Wonderbench is partnering with UGSI Solutions to recruit for this position. We will evaluate applicants relative to the requirements. Additionally, we will use an assessment and video interview to assess job fit and qualifications. UGSI Solutions will contact only those applicants who best meet the criteria for an interview. Wonderbench will retain your application materials and may contact you regarding future opportunities.


UGSI Solutions, Inc. (“UGSI”), through its operating subsidiaries, is an industry leader in water-related technologies and infrastructure; with a particular emphasis in the chemical feed and disinfection areas of water and wastewater treatment. To learn more, visit


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