Wood Dale, IL 60191

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Other Professional Job Number: HJ2385411915 Compensation: $75000-80000 / year

Job Description

Title: Buyer (Manufacturing)

Location: Wood Dale, IL (100% Onsite)

Sterling has helped build careers for thousands for 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: Direct Hire

Job Duties:
  • Responsible for the purchasing, product expediting and inventory control functions for the purchased items noted below.
  • Procurement of commodities (tubing, steel, fasteners, electrical components, replacement parts, and machine tools and parts), resale products, office supplies and equipment, printed matter and custom signs and backup to maintenance, repair and operations (“MRO”).
  • Securing quotations and negotiating prices and terms with the guidance of the Purchasing Manager.
  • Verification of receipt of material as ordered.
  • Coordination with Engineering, Sales, Production and Stockroom personnel to schedule materials for delivery to the shop floor in a timely manner.
  • Ongoing monitoring of all materials purchased.
  • Monitoring and control of inventory levels for all items purchased.

  • Minimum 5 years of solid, relevant experience in purchasing, from planning through inventory control in a manufacturing environment.  
  • Sharp negotiating skills and business savvy.
  • Extensive experience with computerized purchasing and inventory control systems.  
  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration or other, APICS certification 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. 

Meet Your Recruiter

An-Denise McBride
Commercial One Division Team Leader / Lead Recruiter

An-Denise McBride is an accomplished Team Leader and Lead Recruiter within the Commercial Division at Sterling. With an impressive career spanning over 12 dedicated years at Sterling and an extensive 21-year tenure in recruiting, An-Denise is a seasoned professional who finds profound joy in fostering lasting connections and guiding individuals toward fulfilling career paths.

In her multifaceted role as a Team Leader and Lead Recruiter, An-Denise leverages her wealth of experience to excel within the Commercial Division. Her profound understanding of the recruitment landscape empowers her to expertly connect candidates with roles that align with their qualifications and resonate with their career aspirations. As a leader, she plays a pivotal role in mentoring and nurturing the growth of her team, sharing her insights and wisdom to foster success.

What An-Denise finds most fulfilling about her role is the opportunity to connect with diverse individuals and build enduring relationships. She understands that recruitment isn't just about filling positions but guiding candidates toward the right career paths. Witnessing the growth and success of these candidates over time brings her a unique sense of fulfillment inherent to her profession.

An-Denise's role as a recruiter also allows her to stay at the forefront of industry trends, company cultures, and the ever-evolving job market. Her commitment to staying updated and engaged ensures that her candidates receive the most valuable guidance and insights, enriching their career journeys.

An-Denise's advice to job seekers is grounded in open-mindedness and adaptability. While clear career goals are important, she encourages individuals to explore opportunities that may not align perfectly with their initial visions. The dynamic job market often unveils unexpected paths that can lead to incredible growth and learning experiences.

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