Website Working World

Job Title: Purchasing

Job Duration: Direct Hire

Pay Rate: 45K-55K/year

Location: McHenry County


  • Associates degree or university program certificate in purchasing or related work discipline. A Bachelor’s degree in business is desirable
  • 2 to 4 years related work experience
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office
  • Experience with ERP system is a must. Specifically Made2Manage is a plus
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common business correspondence, specifications, invoices, etc.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply principles of basic math and algebra (fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions) to practical situations
  • Ability to apply logical thinking and common sense to a wide range of intellectual and piratical problems.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and deadlines

Job Description:

  • Coordinate activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, component parts, services, and supplies from new and existing vendors.
  • Responsible for professional communications with other departments and effective cross functional problem solving.
  • Communicates company material or service requirements and negotiates best quality, price and delivery.
  • Determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid.
  • Reconciles bill of materials to customer specifications.
  • Reviews purchase requisitions for errors or omissions and works with engineering to make corrections when necessary.
  • Prepares purchase orders or bid requests.
  • Coordinates purchasing and delivery schedule needs based on ERP system dates.
  • Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
  • Reorders all bulk parts when necessary to maintain stocking levels.
  • Visits with local suppliers to establish and improve business relationships.
  • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased costs, delivery, product quality, pr performance, and inventories.
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
  • Coordinates with Receiving/Maintenance Mechanic on ordering housekeeping, maintenance, and first-aid supplies.
  • Matches vendor invoices to packing lists prior to sending to Finance.
  • Expedites materials when required.
  • Assists with quarterly physical inventory.
  • Performs such additional assignments as immediate supervisor may direct.

To apply for this job email your details to jkuffel@work-world.com