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Purchasing Specialist


Ayer, MA, US, 01432

REQ ID:  31289

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.8 billion in sales in 2019 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 124 countries. To learn more, visit

Job Description
  • Direct Material Purchasing in support of Operations for the Ayer, MA facility
  • Responsible for the purchasing and expediting of components
  • Generate and review various purchasing reports to track and expedite orders
  • Manage Readsoft workflow and reconcile 3-Way Match invoicing discrepancies
  • Provide required support on Coupa finance program roll-out to suppliers
  • Ownership of Purchasing Master Data to include Lot Sizing, MOQs
  • Review of demand on regular basis and adjustment of safety stocks to meet business needs
  • Work closely with Production & Planning to provide accurate forecasts to suppliers and update lead times in SAP & Visual
  • Coordinate logistics for all import materials
  • Responsible for Inventory and OTC Management
  • Participate in monthly inventory reduction review calls
  • Hold suppliers accountable to 97% or higher OTC metric
  • Quality and Supplier Performance Management (SPM)
  • Ensure that supplier Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs) are entered timely, investigated and resolved quickly
  • As a part of the Material Review Board (MRB), work closely with Sealed Air Quality and supplier base to achieve corporate targets on valuation & aging
  • Ensure all Requisitions fulfilled in a timely manner
  • Work collaboratively with Sealed Air Equipment cross-functional team and selected suppliers on project implementation
  • High School Diploma or equivalent; 4-year Undergraduate Degree Preferred
  • Minimum 2 years related purchasing and/or planning experience in depth knowledge of SAP
  • Proficiency in ERP Systems, Visual Manufacturing Software highly desired
  • Ability to work in a diverse fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated advanced Excel and Power Point skills:  Ability to extract data in Excel to create open order reports, financial models, graphs and charts to incorporate into Power Point presentations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Team player and a quick learner

Requisition id: 31289 

Relocation: No  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.



It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

  • Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.
  • Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.
  • Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.
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