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Procurement Specialist (Recycled Materials)

Advanced Drainage Systems EEO Statement: Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants...

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Findlay, Ohio

Hancock County


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Advanced Drainage Systems

EEO Statement:

Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Procurement Specialist (Recycled Materials)


Job ID: 2022-11164
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Procurement
Advanced Drainage Systems




We are hiring a Procurement Specialist to join our team!

At ADS, no idea is off limits, and we celebrate creativity and bold moves. For more than 50 years ADS has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials. Headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, we are a multi-billion dollar stormwater management company, manufacturing pipe and ancillary products. What does that mean? When it storms, we capture rain with our drain basins, convey it with pipe, store it using chambers and finally treat it with our water quality products, before safely returning water back to the environment. We handle, what we call, the entire lifecycle of a raindrop. Our products help prevent flooding, which increases quality of life for people living in large cities, suburbs, and rural towns. We also believe in creating a circular economy and are the second largest plastic recycling company in North America. We use plastic shampoo and detergent bottles to create pipe, diverting over 500 million pounds of plastic from landfills every year. ADS operates a global network of over 60 manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers.


We have amazing stories to tell, and we need your help getting our story out there. To learn more about ADS, please visit our website at


The Procurement Specialist is responsible for purchasing recycled material to meet production requirments with consideration of overall cost (price, quality, and delivery). The Procurement Specialist works closely with the Category Manager, production management, freight management, scheduling, and other stakeholders to meet all production, quality, and service needs.


Primary Job Responsibilities:
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Procure recycled materials from brokers, processors and end users with consideration to overall delivered cost.
  • Negotiate pricing and delivery for recycled materials.
  • Maintain recycled inventory to meet production requirements.
  • Develop new and alternative sources of supply.
  • Address quality issues and corrective action with our plants and suppliers.
  • Maintain supplier relationships.
  • Establish monthly plan for purchased pounds and dollars.
  • Communicate with plants regarding scheduled changes, delivery issues, quality, etc.
  • Develop or maintain Purchasing Excel spreadsheets (Flake Report, Buyer’s Report, Supplier Reports, etc)


Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Exceptional Communication Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Strong Excel Skills
  • Collaborative/Team Player
  • Agent of Change
  • Good Decision Making Skills
  • Ability to Multi-Task



Job Requirements

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5 years + equivalent experience

Preferred Experience:

  • Supply Management
  • Purchasing

Physical Requirements:

  • Less than 10% travel

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