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Ball Corporation Sr Buyer in Queretaro, Mexico

Further your career at Ball, a world leader in manufacturing sustainable aluminum packaging and aerospace solutions. Achieve extraordinary things when you join our team, and make a difference in your professional development, the community, and around the globe!

Primary purpose of the position:

The Strategic Buyer is responsible for ensuring that goods and services are procured as necessary to ensure supply for the organization and is also responsible for the strategic management of some categories. This role will be involved in PO lifecycle management activities and serve as a subject matter expert and a point of contact for questions and issues relating to the buying processes for the stakeholders in their location.

For select categories, this role will develop the detailed category management strategy, identify opportunities, own the category strategy implementation and execution activities, define the annual goals, and will be the primary owner of the management of the supplier relationship process, including assessing and evaluating suppliers, contributing to performance reviews and working with suppliers to resolve price, quality, or delivery issues.

This Strategic Buyer specific responsibilities include: ITS, Professional Services, Travel and Staff Augmentation.

Essential Responsible Areas:

  • Provides buying support for Category Management teams and production plants to ensure that goods and services are procured for the organization.

  • Review incoming purchase requisitions to ensure that the necessary documentation, specifications, attachments, etc., are included and conduct and necessary follow ups.

  • Where necessary, complete and enter purchase orders into ERP systems and ensure that the process for approval is complete and accurate.

  • Develops a view of the balance between supply and demand and actively monitors market conditions on an ongoing basis in order to make informed decisions.

  • Leads the performance management process for select suppliers, including regular business reviews and working with them to resolve price, quality, or delivery issues.

  • Proactively reports progress against regional sourcing goals/for the specified period

  • Serve as a resource for routine questions and issues relating to buying for stakeholders

Position Requirement & competencies:

Bachelors degree, advanced certification (e.g., MBA, CPM, CPSM, CPSC, PMP) preferred

A minimum of three (3) years of progressively increasing responsibility in Sourcing, Category Management, Supply Chain Management, or business-related operations in a global environment.


  • Solid understanding of category management, strategic sourcing, and supplier relationship management principles and application

  • Financial analytical skills and experience in enhancing value through negotiations

  • Good understanding of the procure-to-pay process and procurement-related policies, procedures, processes and risks, and the ability to apply that understanding to daily work

  • Ability to complete routine procurement transactions effectively, efficiently and accurately from requisition to purchase order close in a fast-paced environment

  • Proficiency in creating and manipulating basic spreadsheets and creating Word documents

  • Good interpersonal and organization skills with strong attention to detail

  • Solid judgment with ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing circumstances

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to meet deadlines

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to deal with change and ambiguity effectively

  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and multitask in a flexible, fast-paced and challenging environment

  • Skilled in using Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; working knowledge of Procurement and Supply Chain Management ERP software a plus


  • Knowledge of current principles, practices, and methods pertaining to procurement

  • Knowledge of negotiation tactics

  • Knowledge of ERP systems

REMUNERACIN ECONOMICA: 39,000 - 50,000 MXN brutos + prestaciones superiores.

Compensation & Benefits

- Hiring Salary Range: $ xxx,xxx- xxx,xxx (Salary to be determined by the applicants education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)

  • [This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.]

  • Ball includes a comprehensive benefits structure, Go to our career site and click "Total Rewards" to learn more.

Ball Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody. All qualified job applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran status, age, political affiliation or any other non-merit characteristic.

When you join Ball you belong to a team of over 22,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups, and aerosol bottlesto aerospace solutions that enable our customers to have a deeper understanding of our planet and the universe.

Each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging.

Everyone at Ball is making a difference by doing what we love. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.

Please note the advertised job title might vary from the job title on the contract due to local job title structure and global HR systems.

No agencies please.

Job Grade:Global Grade 10