Purchasing Assistant

Rockford, IL

As a Purchasing Specialist (also known as Procurement Specialist, Sourcing Specialist), you'll be responsible for acquiring the company's various supplies, negotiating purchasing agreements, and maintaining accurate inventory levels. You'll also identify suppliers, negotiate terms, create and verify purchase orders, monitor inventory, and communicate with various departments.

  • Competitive salary.
  • Opportunity to work 100% onsite.
  • Equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.
  • Experience with PLEX preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of industry and market conditions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Flexibility to work long hours as needed.
  • Ability to travel and meet vendors/suppliers as necessary.
  • Helpful if able to translate (Japanese to English) (English to Japanese).
  • Commodity Purchasing Experience.
  • Sourcing and Procurement Experience.