Chicago supply chain recruitment agency seeks a Commodity Buyer

Kappa Search, a Chicago supply chain recruitment agency, is currently recruiting for a Commodity Buyer to work with a key client in Suburban Chicago. The incumbent will be responsible for the development and management of global commodity sourcing as follows:


  • Manage sourcing projects by gathering costs and manufacturing processes for selective vendors.
  • Identify, secure and negotiate key vendor relationships.
  • Source metal castings, forgings and plastic components.
  • Manage new and existing vendors to meet procurement goals and objectives.
  • Function independently within company cost, quality, and delivery objectives.
  • Conduct cost analysis for raw materials, parts and services.


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Business or Supply Chain
  • Several years procurement experience with commodities
  • Experienced with supplier negotiation and managing approved vendor lists
  • Purchasing  experience with metals and plastics is preferred
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment