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Sr. Capital & Services Buyer


Baltimore, MD, US

Req ID:  36854
Date:  Mar 17, 2023

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal.  ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize.  The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.




  • The Sr. Capex & Services Buyer is responsible for ASR and FCC purchasing strategies through effective vendor relationship management, contract & project management, and management of suppliers.
  • The Sr. Capex & Services Buyer will provide direct contact for customers in the procurement of all material and services requirements for FCC and ASR categories.
  • The Sr. Capex & Services Buyer will be required to work well in a team environment, have the ability to handle a large order volume while following specific process requirements, and maintain positive business relationships with both internal and external customers.
  • Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time; travel will be assigned based on the current needs of the business.



  • Responsible for processing a high volume of requisitions from multiple sites for assigned categories
  • Responsible for preparing, negotiating, executing, managing and coordinating agreements for assigned commodities and/or services
  • Researches assigned markets and understand the associated processes, knowledge of potential suppliers, and their capabilities
  • Evaluates, qualifies, and accurately select suppliers in terms of quality, service, cost and capability
  • Ensures all agreements, purchases and initiatives comply with internal policies
  • Presents cost savings ideas and opportunities to internal customers on a regional and global basis and implements as appropriate
  • Maintains confidentiality of proprietary business information at all times
  • Successfully transitions from work in a corporate office environment to an industrial/plant setting (including functioning in factory operating areas)
  • Research and evaluate global suppliers based on price, quality, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, reputation, financial status, and history
  • Develop and actively manage project procurement plans
  • Collaborate on specification and scope documents, review requisitions for goods and services, solicit proposals, and perform commercial evaluations
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Minimum of 2-5 years of applicable capex experience as a Buyer is required
  • Prior experience working on capital projects and/or major repairs in an industrial business setting preferred
  • Prior experience working across a multi-site enterprise preferred
  • Prior experience working in a globally integrated organization preferred



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required
    • A concentration in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering,  or other related field is preferred



  • Experience with purchasing on an ERP system
  • Ability to successfully negotiate price, terms, delivery, and volume levels with suppliers​​​​​​​
  • Ability to anticipate issues, perform independent/critical needs analysis, and take corrective actions resulting in thorough and effective solutions
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel, Project, and Word)
  • Ability to work in a transactional, large volume, deadline driven purchasing environment
  • Ability to work with changing market conditions, incomplete information, and make decisions in the best interests of the business
  • Must have a solid understanding of TCO (total cost of ownership)
  • Ability to provide a superior level of customer service and follow up on a variety of issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with internal and external members of the Supply Chain as well as present information in a clear and concise manner to all audience levels up to C-suite


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore