Position: Buyer

Location: Chicago, IL

Compensation: $55,000-65,000

Overview: Kappa Search, Inc. is a leading technical recruiting firm based in Chicago that specializes in the placement of candidates into permanent careers. We are currently looking to fill a Buyer position for our client situated in the Chicago, IL area. The Buyer will develop and implement manufacturing production schedules for the company’s industrial applications. They will also design a master schedule to launch sequence and lead time so that operations always meet shipping dates that pertain to both sales projections and customer orders.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assessing production conditions and company capabilities, as well as mathematically calculating needs for manufacturing procedures, tools, and customer service
  • Creating schedules to improve efficiency in all departments and procedures so as to satisfy manufacturing sequences and lead times
  • Collaborating with the facility manager to direct production workers in assembly sequences, installation, and other processes
  • Accelerating procedures that cause delays and amending schedules in regards to unanticipated delays
  • Developing reports on production and assessing possible material deficiencies
  • Sending out orders to purchase equipment, materials, and tools
  • Scrutinizing reports and using analysis to better production
  • Guaranteeing timely delivers from retailers


  • Bachelor’s of Arts in relevant field or 2+ years of production buyer experience
  • Experience discussing commercial stipulations with varying levels of retailers
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Bilingual in English and Chinese a plus
  • Ability to schedule/coordinate material deliveries, transfers, and releases
  • 2+ years of dealing with supply chains
  • Familiarity with distribution preferred