Buyer for Bulk Order Manufacturing Materials

  • Location
    Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
  • Job type
  • Category
    Business Operations and Management - Purchasing

Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search to fill a Buyer role in Oakbrook Terrace, IL!!

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**Must be eligible to work for any employer in the U.S. without sponsorship / no corp to corp or 3rd party contracting arrangement / Adecco W2 only.

Job Title: Buyer
Location:– Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 - No relocation assistance, travel expenses, or any other expenses can be offered
Estimated Start Date: ASAP
6 month Contract Assignment
Pay Rate: UP TO $24.50 per hour / Adecco W2 - depending on experience with the requirements below:

Notes from call with the manager for this role:

• Bachelor’s degree + 3-5 years’ experience (experience in purchasing some sort of parts would be ideal – i.e. manufacturing, maintaining a store room; experience with purchasing services is not really transferable)
• Need to be self-sufficient relatively quickly
• Will be purchasing minor materials (Our Client refers to these as free issue materials)
• Very important because these are the materials that their line operations expect to come into their warehouses and expect to have available at all times - they come into the warehouse and expect to be able to load up their trucks with all of the necessary materials, so it is a big issue of there is a shortage of these supplies
• This contractor will be coordinating the replenishment of the warehouse supply levels
• Will work with contractors to procure bulk orders with vendor and have them cross docked/delivered
• Purchase order experience is important
• Ability to work with the vendors to coordinate the orders
• Resolve any issues with the orders if there is a issue (unit of measure problem, need to expedite delivery, packaging issues, etc)
• Will work closely with Sr. procurement specialist in the area (will also back up the Sr. procurement specialist when he/she is out)
• Ability to navigate their way through AssetSuite and answer a question about an order
• Warehouse environment experience would be helpful
• When will resume review be taking place: immediately
• Interviews: phone screen first and then moving to in-person
• Term: The manager doesn’t anticipate an extension because this is to cover for an extended leave for someone who is anticipated to return
• AS8 knowledge: highly preferable (SAP or another system in lieu of AS8 will be considered, but only if we cannot find someone with AS8 experience)
• Would consider someone with more years of experience in industrial/manufacturing buying experience in lieu of a degree? Yes

Job Description:
Responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors. Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers. May require a bachelor's degree and 2-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals to perform a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

Position Requirements:
• Required to have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
• Responsible for establishing, coordinating, and administering all purchase agreements/contracts with Vendors and for assigned material and services.
• Review and recommend approval of all contract changes, including financial.
• Support day to day process resolution including: un-enterable invoices, supplier changes and adds,
unit of measure changes, economies of scale identification and changes. Investigate and correct
issues associated with mismatch invoices; contracts, purchase orders, deliveries, shipping,
expediting orders, quality, and receiving.
• Support the process to manage changes to customer requirements on material requests, purchase
requisitions, purchase orders, contracts, vendor exceptions, receiving reconciliation, engineering
specifications, category IDs, and business unit disputes with the suppliers, deviations from normal
Supply processes, and emergent requests.

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