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9 Peach Tree Hill Rd, Livingston, NJ 07039, USA Req #866
Thursday, January 25, 2024

Company Overview for Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.

Founded in 1978, Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. (Formosa Plastics) is a growing, vertically-integrated supplier of plastic resins and petrochemicals. With annual revenues of more than $5 billion, we employ over 2,800 people who operate 20 production units in six business divisions - Olefins, Polyolefins, Vinyl, Specialty Polyvinyl Chloride, Chlor-Alkali, and Oil & Gas.

Formosa Plastics offers a full line of polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene and polypropylene resins, caustic soda and other petrochemicals that deliver the consistency, performance and quality that customers demand. We market our polypropylene and polyethylene resins under the Formolene® tradename; we market our suspension PVC and specialty (dispersion) PVC resins under the Formolon® tradename. We also produce and sell caustic soda, ethylene dichloride, commercial bleach and hydrochloric acid.

We are committed to supplying the highest quality products and services to our customers, providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and contributing to the quality of life in the communities where we operate. This commitment is made possible through our dedicated people, consistent products, continued protection of the environment and ongoing investments in new product development, quality control systems and safe, modern and energy-efficient production facilities.

Formosa Plastics is a privately held company headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey. Our core business, producing plastic resins and petrochemicals, takes place at three wholly-owned chemical manufacturing subsidiaries located in Delaware City, Delaware, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Point Comfort, Texas.

Buyer I

Job Description:


This petro-chemical industry Buyer position exists to perform the assigned Purchasing work to solicit the most competitive quotes in the most efficient and effective manner, reduce costs and obtain quality products with on-time delivery. The Buyer conducts the procurement activities by procurement techniques (e.g. Analyzing previous cost, market trend and etc..), while ensuring the services can meet the timeline with the quality of work in support of centralized procurement activities.



  • Negotiate to obtain the best possible price/terms for total cost saving & company best interest.
  • Perform the Purchasing services for the Plant Expansion and/or MRO (Maintenance/Repair /Operation) work at the right time, with the right quality, in the right quantity, and at the right price.
  • Evaluate bidder(s)' proposal(s) document and specification, and analyze the prices, previous performance, commitments and indications of financial responsibility in order to recommend the most advantageous proposal.
  • Verify the accuracy of Purchase Order (s) and/or Contract documentation in order to properly issue the PO/Award.
  • Evaluate bid responsiveness, vendor(s)' responsibility and its performance by observing and monitoring market conditions and business practices.
  • Perform job accountability and position function in terms of objectives, priorities and deadlines, and effectively communication, collaborate, facilitate the communication between internal and external contacts including Plant Users (e.g. Engineering Center, Maintenance and Operation Groups), Legal, Accounting, and, all other contacts



  • Four (4) year college degree required
  • Entry level or 1 years’ experience as a Buyer.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite proficiency with Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of AS400 is a plus.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment.
  • Negotiating skills and problem solving skills required.
  • Demonstrate exceptional teamwork and customer service; behave professionally; treat others with respect and dignity.
  • Physical requirements include duties common to a regular office environment.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance as well as the ability to work outside the regular schedule as required. 

Check Out Our Benefits

Health Coverage and Perks

Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance plans

Flexible spending accounts for health, dependent care  

Short-term Disability 

Long-term Disability 

Group Term Life, Dependent and
Supplemental Life Insurance

Tuition Reimbursement 

Work/Life Balance

10 Paid Holidays

Paid Time Off for a balanced life
(Vacation, Sick and Personal Time) 

FlexTime Available 

 Competitive Compensation

Competitive salary, incentive/bonus, 401(k) plan with company match, 
Cash Balance, Pension Plan 

Other details

  • Job Family PF
  • Job Function R
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • 9 Peach Tree Hill Rd, Livingston, NJ 07039, USA