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Purchasing Coordinator- Melrose Park, IL

Department: Purchasing
Job Description:

Purchasing Coordinator is responsible for acquiring materials, supplies and services


- Place purchase orders for goods that have standard costs and quoted discounts already in place.

- Execute purchasing requirements as established by global purchasing department of parent company. 

- Coordinate purchasing activities with other departments to maintain inventory at planned levels. 

- Review opportunities for new supply sources and suitability of materials offered. 

- Perform comparative analysis (minimum of 3 quotes) to ensure best price while maintaining quality standards. 

- Follow up on orders. 

- Assist to ensure contracts with suppliers and vendors are consistent with corporate objectives.

- May be involved with major contract negotiations with top suppliers to secure consistent supplies and competitive prices. 

- Coordinate purchasing quality and on-time deliveries. 

Minimum requirements:


- Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Economics, Business, Engineering, Mathematics, Accounting, or related work experience.

- Familiarity with material flow in a manufacturing environment.

- Detail-oriented with ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

- Ability to work in an open, team environment.

- Familiarity of AS/400 and/or other MRP/ERP systems preferred.

- Advanced MS Excel skills

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