Purchasing agent in Downers Grove, IL at Volt

Date Posted: 9/3/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Volt is looking for a Purchasing Agent for our Fortune 500 client in Chicago for a Direct Hire position.

Purchasing Agent

Location: Downers Grove

Purpose: Perform functions to develop supplier base. Negotiate and recommend to management favorable terms and conditions maintaining quality specifications and delivery schedules.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or supply chain management.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years prior experience in a purchasing role in a manufacturing environment.

Competency Requirements:

  • Negotiation skills.


Under general direction:

  1. Identify new sources of supply capable of supporting current requirements.
  2. Investigate and research new materials, suppliers and processes to achieve the best possible quality, reliability, prices, continuity and delivery.
  3. Negotiate improved prices, terms and conditions related to least total cost for assigned items.
  4. Determine material inventory requirements.
  5. Create and reschedule purchase orders for piece parts, assemblies and services necessary to support the company’s needs for assigned commodities.
  6. Expedite material and order status information from suppliers.
  7. Investigate and resolve problems resulting from material shortages, production delays or materials quality problems.
  8. Manage inventory and disposition of excess/obsolete material based on defined goals.
  9. Monitor supplier quality and delivery level based on established goals and take action to ensure a continuous improvement process is in place.
  10. Keep abreast of materials and material pricing trends that affect company products.
  11. Investigate and solve problems resulting from supply shortages.
  12. Recommend and maintain control parameters in materials system.

Volt offers competitive compensation, the chance to work with some of the world’s leading companies, and a staff committed to helping you take the next step on your career path.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Call Alex at 630-971-9711