Itasca, IL 60143

Employment Type: Contract to Perm Job Category: Supply Chain Job Number: CD738567889 Compensation: $55000-70000 / year

Job Description

 Buyer - Machining/Machined Parts (Expeditor Role)

Company: Sterling Engineering

Location: Itasca, IL

Position Type:  Contract to Hire

Salary: $23-33 per hour (Depending on Experience)

Are you passionate about the world of manufacturing and machining? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where you can wear multiple hats and make a significant impact? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Job Description:

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated Buyer to join our team. As a Buyer in our machine shop environment, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the seamless flow of materials and components through our production process. Your primary responsibilities will include expediting and following up on open purchase orders, updating our ERP system, and assisting with various clerical tasks. In this role, you will work closely with our sales team and the shop floor, contributing to the overall success of our operations.

Key Responsibilities:

Expedite and closely monitor open purchase orders to ensure timely delivery of materials.
Collaborate with suppliers to address any potential delays and maintain clear communication channels.
Update and maintain our ERP system (Microsoft SW), ensuring accurate and up-to-date records.
Assist with clerical tasks related to purchasing and inventory management.
Collaborate with the sales team to align purchasing activities with customer demands.
Work closely with the shop floor to support efficient production processes.
Wear multiple hats and adapt to the dynamic needs of our fast-paced manufacturing environment.

1-3 years of experience in a procurement or buying role within a manufacturing or machining company.
Familiarity with machining processes and machined parts.
Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings is a strong plus.
Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite and experience with ERP tracking software is desirable.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.
A degree in a related field is a plus but not required.

We value innovation, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence. Joining our team means being part of a forward-thinking organization that is dedicated to producing high-quality machined parts for various industries. We offer a competitive salary, a positive work environment, and opportunities for professional growth and development.

If you are a motivated individual with a passion for manufacturing and machining, we encourage you to apply and become a valuable member of our team.

Meet Your Recruiter

Max Francis
Technical Recruiter

Max Francis is a seasoned Engineering Recruiter specializing in the Automation Division at Sterling. With five years of invaluable experience in recruitment, Max is on a mission to help individuals find their perfect career move—one that aligns with their professional goals and supports their families.

As an Engineering Recruiter, Max excels in the Automation Division, leveraging his deep industry knowledge to connect candidates with opportunities tailor-made for their unique skill sets and aspirations. He understands that finding the right career move is a pivotal moment in people's lives, and he thrives on being a part of that journey.

What Max finds most exciting and rewarding about his work is the opportunity to guide individuals to their ideal career fit. He recognizes that this transition is an exhilarating time for most people, and he derives immense satisfaction from helping them navigate the path toward their next professional adventure.

Max's advice to job seekers is grounded in the value of connections. He believes that having a well-connected recruiter within the industry you aspire to be in can open doors to companies and positions that may not be readily available on job boards. In today's competitive job market, he encourages candidates to connect with a recruiter early in their job search journey. While he advocates for candidates to continue their independent job searches, he emphasizes the benefit of having an additional set of experienced eyes on the market.

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