Procurement Engineer

Winfield, IL 60190

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Supply Chain Job Number: Ss3945561117 Compensation: $110000-145000 / year

Job Description

Title: Procurement Engineer 
Location: Winfield, IL 
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

Work Type: Hybrid (100% Onsite first 90 days, 2 days remote after probationary period)
Job Summary:
The Procurement Engineer explores the market to identify technical products that meet specified specifications and performance criteria. They analyze technical and commercial data from received responses, engage in iterative discussions with potential suppliers, and recommend the most suitable ones to engineering.  
Job Duties:
  • Evaluate and maintain the supplier base to align with the sourcing strategy.
  • Monitors and expedites the supply process, oversees inspections, and manages the delivery to the site. 
  • Supports coordinating activities between suppliers and the site, including handling, storage, installation, and commissioning.
  • Identify, assess, and onboard new suppliers.
  • Keep the ERP system updated with information from suppliers.
  • Review requisitions for purchases issued by the Engineering Department to identify all requirements.
  • Obtain competitive price quotations through solicitation and receipt processes.
  • Generate Bid comparison schedules following departmental procedures.
  • Collaborate with designers and suppliers to finalize quantity and quality details.
  • Establish delivery terms, timelines, and inspection stages in coordination with the Project Management Team.
  • Negotiate favorable payment terms to meet company cash flow needs and contract conditions while upholding a high level of integrity.
  • Issue and update Purchase Orders as needed.
  • Monitor and expedite shipments, providing schedule impact reports to key team members.
  • Coordinate storage and handling requirements, reporting to the project manager and supporting change order development.
  • Manage and follow up on all non-conformance report (NCR) related items, keeping team members informed of the corrective action schedule.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task with little oversight 
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting P&ID/PFD, GA and Fabrication drawings, specifications, and regulations
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field; Mechanical Engineering preferred.
  • 3-7 years in Procurement in Contracting/Manufacturing industry desirable.
  • Travel up to 10% 
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

Kellie Miller

Kellie Miller is a dedicated Technical Recruiter specializing in the Commercial Division. With a commendable 6-year career in recruitment, Kellie's passion for building meaningful connections with candidates sets her apart in the talent acquisition landscape.

As a Technical Recruiter in the Commercial Division, Kellie's understanding of industry intricacies empowers her to expertly connect candidates with positions that align with their experiences, skills, and aspirations. Her commitment to assessing qualifications and understanding each candidate's unique journeys and goals makes her a trusted partner in their career endeavors.

What Kellie enjoys most about her role is the art of connecting with people. She derives immense satisfaction from building relationships with candidates, delving into their experiences, exploring their skill sets, and uncovering their aspirations. Her genuine interest in each candidate's professional journey is the cornerstone of her approach.

Kellie's advice to job seekers reflects her dedication to thorough preparation. She encourages candidates to invest time in comprehensive research before applying or interviewing. This includes understanding the company, digging into the specifics of the role they're applying for, and critically assessing their skills and experiences. Kellie believes that such preparation allows candidates to showcase their qualifications effectively and demonstrates their genuine interest in the position.

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