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  • Styropek Tactical Buyer Position

    Posted: 06/12/2022

    Job Title: Styropek Tactical Buyer PositionMonaca, PA

    Styropek is the North American leader in the EPS (Expandable Polystyrene) industry and the largest EPS producer on the American Continent. Our certified products are utilized across many applications, including building, packaging, and automotive.

    We are currently seeking an energetic, self-motivated individual who has the desire to work in a very fast paced and high-volume environment to join our Procurement team in a Tactical Buyer role. We are seeking an individual who is looking for growth opportunities and would be willing to take on new challenges in support of our team. Tactical procurement for Expandable Styrenics includes the Monaca, PA site as well as providing procurement support to the Painesville, OH site when required. This position will be located in Monaca, PA.

    Styropek’s Monaca site is located in Beaver County, within a few miles from the Beaver Valley Mall and Penn State Beaver Campus, and approximately 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, PA. The site

    manufactures expandable styrenics products including ARCEL®, a premium moldable foam resin for packaging high-value consumer products.


    • Contacting vendors to obtain and/or verify price, part number, source of supply

    • Making delivery arrangements with carriers and vendors

    • Creating purchase orders against date driven requirements and ensuring all pertinent

      information is obtained and verified with the vendor and end user

    • Performing daily Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) activities

    • Releasing purchase orders against vendor agreements

    • Basic negotiating of purchase order terms and conditions as well as payment terms

    • Managing repairable process

    • Seeking/recording/updating material source of supply and information within the system to

      streamline future purchases

    • Assisting with material information updates and changes

    • Confirming and expediting purchase orders to maintain on-time delivery

    • Performing good receipts process

    • Entering daily inventory cycle count

    • Completing cycle count and on-time delivery monthly reporting

    • Resolving discrepancies between purchase orders and vendor invoices

    • Following up on non-conformance of materials and deliveries with end user and/or vendor and identifying trends or patterns

    • Ensuring contractors are qualified for onsite labor prior to Purchase Order creation

    • Internal contact for daily facility issues related to cleaning, pest control, bottled water service,


    • Maintaining Vendor base for timely and accurate supply alignment

    Participating in the implementation of improvement plans


    University graduate in Business or a related discipline with 1 plus years of experience or 5

    plus years combination of post-education and related experience

    • Professional accreditation a plus (A.P.P, C.P.M., CPSM)

    • Good understanding of, or a willingness to learn, all aspects of inventory management and

      tactical procurement

    • Negotiation experience required

    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

    • Demonstrated ability to provide high level of customer focus and service

    • SAP experience a must (SAP material management and plant maintenance modules a plus)

    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and handle competing and changing priorities

    • Ability to work unsupervised, meet deadlines and identify continuous improvement


    • Thoroughness and a high attention to detail

    • Experience with third party contractor qualification system a plus (such as ISNetworld)

    • SharePoint experience a plus

    Pay and Benefits

    Competitive pay and benefits including: 401(k) with match, Health, Dental, and Vision insurance, Flexible spending account, Health savings account, Disability insurance, Life insurance, Employee assistance program, Paid time off, Educational Assistance and others