Buyer/Purchasing 2 in Peoria, IL at Volt

Date Posted: 8/23/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Peoria, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch

Job Description

Volt has an opportunity for you to become part of a prestigious team of professionals. We are seeking a Buyer/Purchaser!  This is a contingent position forecasted for 12 Months in Peoria, IL.

Job Description:

Summary: The main function of a buyer is to purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. A typical buyer is responsible for buying goods and services for use by their company or organization. A purchasing agent is responsible for the purchase of machinery, equipment, parts, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment.

Job Responsibilities:

Review and potentially optimize suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability and other relevant factors. Approve purchases of the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts. Approve purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services. Instruct staff on how to resolve problems related to undelivered goods. Instruct staff on methods of negotiation, renegotiation and administration of contracts with suppliers, vendors and other representatives. Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action. Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes.


Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, negotiation skills and interpersonal skills. Ability to analyze financial reports, price proposals and other technical data. Ability to accurately document and record customer/client information. Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to purchasing. Knowledge of supply chain management. Previous experience with computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university
  • Basic understanding of business and strategy/planning and overall understanding of category management


  • 2 or more years of experience in procurement of Marketing, Engineering, Consulting, IT or other indirect products and services
  • Previous category team and/or product team experience
  •  Well-developed interpersonal skills are needing in dealing with sensitive issues and reaching consensus on specific actions
  • Self-starter, able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated consulting and problem-solving skills
  • Functional leadership with the ability to direct teams, suppliers and customers to solutions
  • Analytical, problem solving, project leadership expertise
  • Effective communicator, in written and oral form
  • Finely honed negotiations skills, able to interpret, analyze and negotiate contractual cost element
  • Maintain knowledge of current marketing trends, vendor capabilities and changes within the category landscape for traditional and emerging solutions
  • Manage and optimizing supplier performance including contract compliance, continuous improvement, innovations and reductions in total cost of ownership

Contact a Volt representative by applying to this posting online for immediate consideration. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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