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Buyer in Downers Grove, IL at The Timken Company

Date Posted: 6/18/2018

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Job Description

Buyer - Lovejoy Group

The buyer is responsible for source selection and procurement functions directly associated with the company's needs for direct and indirect materials and services, and fixed assets and tooling.  Buyer is responsible for ensuring products and services are to be secured with cost, quality, and delivery at competitive levels, consistent with company policy and performance standards.  The position is further responsible for the timely scheduling of receipt as assigned, consistent, with XA/Throughput software planning requirements or E-Req submissions as appropriately concluded with a requisitioner.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Initiate purchase orders and changes
  • Secures and analyzes quotations
  • Negotiates prices and terms with suppliers

  • Locates and develops new suppliers

  • Nurtures relationships with existing suppliers

  • Coordinates with various staff regarding planning parameters and schedules

  • Coordinates with engineering and quality regarding specifications and quality issues

  • Implements sourcing related directives from management

  • Visits supplier’s facilities to qualify them and for issue resolution and goodwill

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Supply Chain required; Bachelor degree prefered.
  • Minimum of 2 years purchasing experience; 5 years prefered.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience within a manufacturing environment.