Arlington Heights, AL 60004

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Other Professional Job Number: Hd780616114 Compensation: 30.00

Job Description

Title: Buyer 
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
Sterling has helped build careers for thousands of professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S. 
Hire Type: CONTRACT 
As a contract employee of Sterling Engineering, you are eligible to receive a Full Employee Benefits Package that includes paid time off, paid holidays, 3 medical plans to choose from, dental & vision plans, 401(k), and an Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) plan.
Job Summary

The Buyer plays a part in purchasing decisions and processes, including cost, availability, transportation, etc. After securing items at an appropriate price and delivery schedule, the Buyer is also responsible for writing up purchase orders and overseeing the progress of the shipment. 

Job Duties:
  • Purchasing. Responsible for procuring material for manufacturing and service requirements according
    to planning and forecasting. Analyze and manage open orders against inventory levels to drive on-time
    delivery. Expedite critical and past-due orders to meet demands.
  • Negotiating. Getting a good price for items in the quantity desired delivery in a satisfactory time
    frame is important. Buyers discuss needs with vendors to work out appropriate arrangements.
  • Recordkeeping. Keep detailed records of transactions, including what has been purchased from whom,
    contact information, and regarding costs and deliveries.
  • Monitoring. Involvement in the quality of the shipments received. If the delivery has problems, contact
    the sender to inquire about the delay or to fix the order to bring it up to par with expectations. Keep
    track of stock on hand to make requests to replenish when inventory is low.
  • Researching.  Research trends and suppliers: the information is vital to decision-making. Spotting the
    next “hot” item can mean substantial profits for the company.
  • At least three years of experience as an assistant buyer or equivalent
  • Experience with ERP systems, Dynamic 365 preferred
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information 

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