MRP Buyer / Planner

Up to $65,000 plus great company-sponsored benefits

Near O'Hare Airport - Des Plaines, IL

Position Type:
Full-time | Direct-hire

Job Description:

Purchasing * Procurement * Supply Chain
MRP Buyer / Planner
Up to $65,000 plus great company-sponsored benefits
Near O'Hare Airport - Des Plaines, IL

As a Buyer/Planner, your job duties and responsibilities will include:

- Monitoring inventory supply levels
- Collaborating with the Master Scheduler on material availability and anticipated demand
- Utilizing the MRP data and Sales forecasts to make decisions about purchasing volume
- Working with the Product Development Team and Manufacturing Engineers on sourcing decisions
- Procuring raw materials, parts and services
- Seeking out cost savings opportunities, while adhering to established quality standards
- Entering purchase order information into the company database
- Providing suppliers with guidance on material releases and long-term planning
- Submitting samples to the Quality Department for approval
- Identifying and resolving quality issues, invoice discrepancies and/or price variances
- Implementing corrective action as necessary
- Researching, interviewing and assisting with the selection of new suppliers
- Making visits to supplier facilities as appropriate
- Communicating market trends to leadership
- Producing routine and special reports
- Contributing to continuous improvement efforts
- Performing other duties as assigned

An ideal candidate profile will include:

- At least 5 years of Buying / Purchasing / Procurement experience
- A Bachelor's Degree


- Related experience from a manufacturing environment
- Hands on experience with MRP systems
- Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook


- Effective communication skills
- Relationship management skills
- Strategic planning and analytical skills
- Negotiation and decision making skills
- Organizational and follow up skills
- Teamwork skills


- Related experience from the Automotive Industry +++
- Proficiency with KBM AS400 +++

JobGiraffe's client is a provider of specialized environmental technologies to the automotive industry.

Please submit your resume by using the Apply Now feature.

All resumes submitted will be reviewed based on the candidate profile listed above.

Candidates with the most relevant background will be selected first and asked to participate in a screening.

Initial screenings can be done in-person during office hours, before or after hours, or by phone if needed.

JG ID #20-1056 - Des Plaines, IL 60016

Relevant Skills, Experience, Industries:
Supply Chain 2 - Logistics, Transportation, Dispatch, Warehouse, Freight, Import, Export, Customs, etc. Supply Chain 1 - Purchasing, Materials Mgmt, Product Design, Production Planning, QA, Inventory, etc. Supply Chain 2 - Logistics, Transportation, Dispatch, Warehouse, Freight, Import, Export, Customs, etc., Manufacturing, Processing, Refining

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