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Technical Buyer - Melrose Park, IL



Job Description:

We are hiring a Technical Buyer to work out of our Melrose Park, IL headquarters.

The Technical Buyer is responsible for acquiring materials, supplies, and services to support manufacturing and operations, with a continuous focus on improving quality and reducing costs.


  • Place purchase orders for goods, such as steel and paint 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:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Economics or Business Administration.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Familiarity with SAP is valued
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to work in the office with frequent visits to the plant, working in hot and cold conditions in an industrial setting.


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