Chicago procurement recruiting agency seeks a Senior Buyer

Kappa Search, Inc. is the city of Chicago’s leading procurement recruiting agency that specializes in the permanent placement of purchasing and supply chain roles. Currently, we are seeking a Senior Buyer for our client. We are specifically looking for someone who is comfortable with directing a purchasing team and all of their associated activities. This person will also need to be an excellent communicator as a means to take a leading role in all purchasing strategies and procedures.                

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Create and maintain working relationships with suppliers and negotiate pricing/payment
  • Ensure completion of supplier proposal analyses
  • Effectively communicate progress to senior management and/or other key personnel
  • Oversee that procured materials meet safety requirements

Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • At least 10 years of experience in purchasing
  • Savvy business negotiation and communication skills
  • Manufacturing processes and supply chain management experience

Preferred:

  • Epicor/ERP software experience
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