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Purchasing Coordinator - Melrose Park, IL

Department: Purchasing
Job Description:

The Purchasing Coordinator is responsible for acquiring materials, supplies, and service to support manufacturing and operations, with continuous focus on improving quality and reducing costs.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Ensure contracts with suppliers and vendors are consistent with corporate objectives.
  • Coordinate purchasing quality and on-time deliveries.
  • Enter Purchase Orders (PO's) and enter purchased receipts into SAP.
  • Create various monthly, yearly, and weekly reports to show information such as required amounts of materials needed, manufacturing costs, etc.
  • Other duties as needed.
Minimum requirements:
  • Detail-oriented with ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in an open, team environment.
  • Familiarity with SAP is valued
  • Advanced MS Excel skills 
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • A "Whatever it takes!" attitude that is desired at Interlake Mecalux
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