Raw Materials Buyer

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Raw Materials Buyer

  • Post Date:29th November 2021
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Job Description



All employees are legally responsible for their own health and safety as well as those who may be affected by their acts or omissions. They are also legally required to co-operate in health and safety matters as directed by their employer.

Complies and analyses data, reviewing processes and operations, and developing reports detailing findings and recommendations.

Provides Site Managers with inventory analysis and recommended process improvements to meet Site demands.

Prepares purchasing orders.

Identifies and communicates projected raw material needs and constraints to Site management and works collaboratively with logistics and quality organizations to develop mitigation strategies.(remove if raw materials not part of role).

Meets with departments and units, understands needs and objectives., and assists with determining proper specifications or recommends alternatives.

Serves as a liaison between site planning, logistics, manufacturing, and customer service to maintain proper supply schedules to coordinate efficient delivery.

Develops performance measures, root cause analysis, and appropriate action plans.

Reviewing MRP to understand quantities required to be purchased, called in, brought forward, delayed or cancelled to meet an ever changing production plan.

Engaging with suppliers to achieve the production plan and ensuring raw material availability.

Placing and amending purchase orders on the ERP system

Assists with maintaining specific departmental components of the supply chain, such as inventory tracking, vendor management, process issues, information technology, and related areas.

Assists in managing new supply chain infrastructure and capabilities.

Maintain and creation of master data in ERP system

Assists with analyzing site capacities and forecasts to determine production capabilities to meet demand.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Formal Education



Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Supply Chain Management or equivalent education and experience.

One year of professional supply chain experience.

Knowledge & Experience

Providing professional supply chain activities;

Managing a supply chain process;

Resolving discrepancies and problems;

Developing and analyzing reports;

Complying with department policies and procedures;

PC skills; Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); and other applications as required;

Communicating with co-workers and suppliers to provide and receive direction.

Knowledge of at least one ERP system


Able to work under stressful situations

  • Please note that Sherwin Williams is unable to respond to any enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies**


Sherwin-Williams is the largest paints and coatings company in the world. With $18 billion in sales, more than 4,100 stores, and 140 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide. Our 60,000 employees across the globe are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career. Find yours and join us today.

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Basic Qualification

Please note you will need the existing right to work in the country you apply for. Sherwin-Williams is unable to sponsor work permits or visas.

Equal Opportunity

An equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, colour, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, disability, age pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, or any other consideration prohibited by law.