Downers Grove, IL 60439

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Other Professional Job Number: Hd45946579 Compensation: $35-70 / hour

Job Description

Title: Buyer

 Location: Downers Grove, IL 

Hire Type: 6 month+ Contract (Immediate Benefits) 
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.
As a contract employee of Sterling, 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 is responsible for sourcing and procuring materials, equipment, and services to fulfill the company's operational needs. Key responsibilities include:
  • Issuing purchase orders;
  • Acquiring materials from suppliers at the lowest cost, while considering quality, reliability, and urgency;
  • Supporting and expediting deliveries and shipments as required;
  • Following up on payments according to purchase order terms, in coordination with relevant departments.
Job Duties:
  • Review requisitions and process Purchase Orders in SAP to procure materials and services at the most favorable price, ensuring they meet requirements for quantity, quality, safety, and delivery.
  • Resolve various purchasing issues for both internal and external customers (e.g., unblock invoices to secure vendor payments, provide expediting services, address disputes over "out of scope" changes).
  • Ensure timely delivery of purchased items to support Business Unit needs.
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings and implement strategies to reduce procurement costs.
  • Ensure all purchasing activities comply with company policies, legal regulations, and ethical standards.
  • Prepare and present regular reports on procurement activities, supplier performance, and cost savings.
  • Track key performance indicators (KPIs) and use data to drive improvements.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a purchasing or procurement role.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proficiency in procurement software and Microsoft Office Suite and SAP
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to analyze data and make informed decisions.
  • Knowledge of supply chain management principles and practices.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

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