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Company: Addison Group
Location: Chicago
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionTitle: Buyer Salary: $60,000 - $85,000 Location: Chicago near Midway/Archer Heights JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors and evaluating vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers. JOB DUTIES TO INCLUDE:

  • Collaborate with Brand Managers, Quality & Compliance, Product Engineering, and Private Brands Sales department in the development of new or revised products.
  • Select vendors, assess vendor capabilities, develop alternate sources, evaluate vendor performance, and negotiate prices and delivery.
  • Support Quality & Compliance and Continuous Improvement on vendor qualifications and audits per ISO process.
  • Recommend major purchases of materials based on anticipated changes in prices or on unusual availability situations.
  • Make certain that purchasing documents are properly completed and the terms and conditions of purchases are appropriate.
  • Assures that department records are maintained and assists with follow up or expediting when required. Department records include price histories to provide information on price variances.
  • Collaborate with vendors to identify innovative solutions or Supply Chain/Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) efficiencies.
  • Issue requests for quotes/proposals (RFQ/RFP) and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements.
  • Negotiates and manages long term pricing agreements, vendor terms, pricing and delivery terms.
  • Sourcing of strategies that drive cost reduction and process improvement with the department, and throughout the company.
  • Research industry(s) to identify best practices, process and strategies.
  • Study and gather market intelligence for fiscal year budget plan to support commodity pricing.
  • Use of computer applications (Word & Excel) to create reports and graphs. Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.REQUIREMENTS:
    • B.S. in Business, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
    • 5+ years of experience as a buyer of chemical or packing materials.
    • Must be computer literate with Windows, Word and Excel experience.
    • Experience with JDE ERP is a plus.
    • CPM and experience with MRP are a plus.

Keywords: Addison Group, Chicago , Buyer, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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