Procurement Engineer

Winfield, IL 60540

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

Job Description

Title: Procurement Engineer 
 
Location: Winfield, IL 
 
Overview:
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.


Qualifications:
  • 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

Sabrina Herrera

Sabrina Herrera is a seasoned Technical Recruiter with a knack for establishing genuine connections with candidates and continuously expanding her expertise in various roles and industries. With one year of dedicated service at Sterling and an impressive 15-year journey in the recruiting arena, Sabrina has become a respected figure in talent acquisition.

As a Technical Recruiter, Sabrina's ability to build strong relationships with candidates sets her apart. She values the opportunity to understand each individual's unique strengths, aspirations, and career goals, ensuring she can guide them toward the most suitable and fulfilling opportunities.

Having spent 15 years in the recruiting domain, Sabrina's experience spans diverse industries and roles. She embraces the challenges of exploring new fields, consistently striving to expand her knowledge and expertise. Her dedication to continuous learning allows her to stay at the forefront of emerging trends and best practices in the recruitment landscape.

Sabrina advises fellow professionals to cultivate a curious mindset and actively seek new challenges and projects that push the boundaries of their abilities. Embracing the unknown and venturing into uncharted territories can lead to personal and professional growth, ultimately elevating one's effectiveness in the field of recruitment.

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