Purchasing Coordinator / Junior Buyer

Special Project - Up to $29.00 per hour

Southwest Side of Chicago - 'Back of the Yards' Neighborhood

Position Type:
Full-time | Temp

Job Description:

Purchasing Coordinator / Junior Buyer
Special Project - Up to $29.00 per hour
Southwest Side of Chicago
'Back of the Yards' Neighborhood

As a Purchasing Coordinator and Junior Buyer you will:

- Support all procurement activities
- Generate purchase orders
- Maintain all manual and electronic documentation and file systems
- Participate in supplier sourcing
- Investigate unique supplier specialties and expertise
- Assist with supplier selection
- Issue 'Request for Quotations' to suppliers
- Negotiate supplier pricing and payment terms
- Develop alternative supplier recommendations as appropriate
- Drive savings, while adhering to established quality standards
- Collaborate with internal teams to reduce and/or optimize spend on raw materials
- Conduct periodic supplier audits
- Resolve non-conformance as they arise
- Participate in ISO 9000 activities
- Implement Vendor Managed Inventory [VMI] programs
- Produce routine and special reports
- Contribute to continuous improvement efforts
- Provide backup support to the Department as needed
- Perform other duties as assigned

An ideal candidate profile will include:

- At least 2 years of Administrative Purchasing Assistant, Purchasing, Procurement, Buyer or similar / related / relevant experience


- Strong Administrative skills
- Knowledge of purchasing processes and procedures
- Knowledge of internal controls
- Project management skills
- Above average MS Office skills


- Effective communication skills
- Negotiation skills
- Analytical skills
- Comfort with numbers, spreadsheets and reports
- Organization and attention to detail


- A Bachelor's Degree +++
- Related industry experience +++
- Experience in an ISO 9000 environment +++
- Experience with internal audits +++
- Experience with Vendor Managed Inventory [VMI] programs +++

JobGiraffe's client is an international manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemicals and compounds.

This is a Special Project that includes a full-time contract of indefinite length with the potential for 'direct-hire' within 2020.

Upon Direct Hire you will receive outstanding company-sponsored benefits including medical and dental insurance, a flex spending account, disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, a 401K, floating holidays and a bonus program.

Partial benefits will be available through JobGiraffe throughout the duration of your contract assignment.

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, by Skype, FaceTime or by phone if needed.

JG ID #20-1171 - Chicago, IL 60609

Relevant Skills, Experience, Industries:
Management Skills - People or Projects Supply Chain 1 - Purchasing, Materials Mgmt, Product Design, Production Planning, QA, Inventory, etc. Management Skills - People or Projects, Manufacturing, Processing, Refining

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