Jobs at Gerresheimer

Head of Purchasing

650 Highway 74 South, United States | Peachtree City | Full-time

Job Description

  • Production material purchasing based on production plan and purchase order requests.
  • Forward all orders to management for signature and afterwards to the supplier.
  • File to reconcile with receipts from the warehouse.  Match receipts with orders, forward to accounting for processing.
  • Receive and process invoices from certain suppliers.
  • Expedite purchase orders for backorders, late receipts, update PO’s and inform production.
  • Get quotes from suppliers for new projects.  Keep all records for Investments.
  • Place orders according to required approval.
  • Ordering production supplies weekly for warehouse.
  • Inform sales and purchasing international about price and lot size changes for production materials.
  • Negotiate terms with local suppliers, which are not handled by purchasing international.
  • Handle returns and claims to suppliers and negotiate reimbursements.
  • Rating certified suppliers annually.
  • Coordinate the procurement and distribution of materials, parts, equipment and supplies for the organization.
  • Perform price/cost analysis as appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain effective business relationships with customers and vendors.
  • Manage the day to day relationship with external suppliers.
  • Work with vendors to obtain favorable pricing, and credit terms and integrates cost savings initiatives
  • Develop strategic relationships that drive value and competitive advantage.
  • Search for and maintain current vendor information.
  • Communicate major vendor/manufacturer changes to Senior Plant Director.
  • Address credit hold issues and inform appropriate parties of necessary actions.
  • Perform market research to keep pace with new products and industry news.
  • Manage inventory levels and forecasts data.
  • Monitors customer inventory demand and works with suppliers to reduce material and product variability.
  • Implement purchase contracts that comply with company and government regulations with the assistance of the Senior Plant Director.
  • Develop purchasing best practices and strategies.
  • Proxy for Order Manager when needed.


  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field
  • 10+ Years experience in Purchasing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical device manufacturing processes and experience working within manufacturing operations; broad working knowledge of manufacturing materials including plastics, polymers, injection molding, plastic extrusions.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and suppliers; fundamental mathematical and accounting skills.
  • Ability to make and keep commitments; realization of the results of commitments not kept on the organization; high energy, hard worker, gets things done and proactive.
  • APICS certification a plus
  • Knowledge of supplier management and procurement process
  • Experience in the execution of contracts and agreements
  • Experience in a lean manufacturing environment and knowledge of lean principles (Lean Practitioner a plus)
  • Previous working knowledge with BPCS

Additional Information

All your information with be kept confidential according to EEO guidleines.


Food & drinks

We offer you a canteen and free beverages.

Learning & development

According to the job and position, we make sure our employees get regular trainings and coaching to unleash their possibilities.

Healthcare & pension

Your health and well-being is important to us. We offer a life and group insurance.

Working environment

Creating a great place to work is essential for us, so we live up to our values teamwork, responsibility, integrity, bold innovation and excellence (TRIBE).

Company Description

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. Since its foundation in Germany in 1864, the publicly traded company now operates worldwide with 10,000 employees and generates revenue of €1,4 billion. Gerresheimer’s product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging and products for the safe and simple administration of medicines, i.e. insulin pens, inhalers, pre-fillable syringes, injection vials, with manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North-and South America.

Gerresheimer Peachtree City L.P. was established in 1993 in Peachtree City, GA, as part of the Plastics & Devices Division manufacturing and assembling a variety of precision molded plastic parts for various applications in the medical industry. The subsidiary operates in an 87,500 sq. ft. production facility with 200 employees

Equal rights

All applicants are considered without any regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status or membership, or any other legally protected status.

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