Purchasing Representative

Job No. 39419
Country United States
City Bloomingdale - Illinois United States
Salary $45,000 - $50,000
Language English
Job Description

General Position Summary 

This position is responsible for negotiating vendor terms, prices and schedules delivery using knowledge of budget and schedule requirement.


Essential Job Functions.

Purchasing Activities 

  • Leads all aspects of quotation process, calling upon others to assist in solution development, pricing management, and cost recovery, as needed, or as directed by management.
  • Ensure internal targets are met for quality and delivery.
  • Develops working level relationships with key supplier contacts.
  • Primary contact for supplier commercial or performance related items.
  • Coordinates requests for surveys, meeting, or miscellaneous items.
  • Administers current accounts and keep them up to date.
  • Communicates with multiple departments to allocate and understand costs associated with current or new business.
  • Evaluates cost and fixes strategy to recover to meet targets.
  • Performs project pricing analysis and generates necessary reports.
  • Anticipates new opportunities early and proactively works to address them with supply chain.
  • Balances profit and time priorities to close open items accordingly.
  • Supports other purchasing activities as requested by management.
  • Performs frequent communication with overseas office via e-mail, phone, or video conferencing.

Account Specific Details.

  • Negotiates Annual Price Reduction per strategy set by management.
  • Mange quotation process for assigned purchasing desk.
  • Evaluates quotations and negotiates pricing (with management approval)within timing defined project by project.
  • Issue Letter of Internet and confirm PPP with timing defined project by project.
  • Control PO requisitions to plans  for any new price or any price update.
  • Support plats with quality/ delivery/ invoicing issues with suppliers.
  • Liaison with plants for any issues pertaining to purchasing activity.
  • Complete Conflict Material. MBE/QWBE, and other reporting activities as required.
  • Support material sourcing activity to meet timing defined project by project.
  • Support material trial order management.

Other and Miscellaneous

  •  Makes efforts to gain product knowledge and familiarization with the product market.
  • Seeks constant improvement, more efficient and less expensive ways and means in work processes.
  • Performs special projects and other miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Purchasing Manager.
  • Reports to work daily based on company schedule and complies with all company policies and procedures.
  • Follows up to compete any assigned work.
  • Maintains high ethical standards in the workplace.
  • Maintains good communication with supervisors, staff members, and outside contacts.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe working area.

Job Competencies

Critical competencies 

  • Analysis- Critically and carefully examines facts or data to develop a hypothesis and theory. Undertakes course of action to verify or disprove assumptions.Identifies causes of problems, secure relevant information, and recommends solutions. Conducts research and analysis to determine whether a concept or plan can effectively be put into actions.
  • Math Skills- Ability to productively work with numbers and accurately perform arithmetical, algebraic or geometric calculations as needed.
  • Negotiation- Able to identify and make trade-offs and concessions while also achieving personal, department, or company goals.
  • Product Knowledge- Maintain and up-to-date knowledge of company's products and/or service.
  • Technical Communication- Able to communicate (reading., writing, speaking) by using the specialized vocabulary, terminology and concepts.


  • Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.
  • Minimum of 2 years of purchasing related experience or demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above-mentioned.



Term Perm
Visa No
Benefit Package Health Ins,Dental Ins,Vision Ins,401k
Required Experience Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Required Education Associate
Contact Mari Tanaka: 8472619191



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