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Purchasing Officer

HE Baumrucker Company Itasca, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

We are a sales-oriented master distributor of packaging supplies. Since 1921 we have been meeting and exceeding our customers expectations with quality products at competitive prices. We offer a healthcare package including dental with minimal employee costs, a SIMPLE IRA plan, vacation time and bonuses!

We are seeking an organized, experienced purchasing officer to join our growing team. In this position, you will research and negotiate the best price and quality for our supply needs. You will establish relationships and serve as a representative of the company when negotiating costs and building vendor and supplier trust as well as track and monitor the delivery and confirmation of all materials and supplies.

Purchasing Officer Duties and Responsibilities

· Responsible for replenishing inventory with a focus on matching inventory levels (supply) with the needs of our customers (demand)

· Monitor inventory levels and adjust reorder points to minimize inventory while effectively meeting customers’ needs

· Process purchase orders and act as a liaison between the Company and its Suppliers

· Follow up and expedite orders to ensure on-time delivery

· Effectively gather product requirements from Sales and obtain costs from qualified manufacturers

· Request quotes and compare prices for maximum ROI

· Resolve discrepancies and/or issues as they occur during the purchase order cycle

· Resolve invoice discrepancies in a timely manner

· Work with team members to develop future purchasing plans and source potential relationships with vendors

· Create and maintain good relationships with vendors and suppliers

· Negotiate costs

· Examine and review products to ensure quality

· Track incoming inventory, delivery arrival time, and note actual arrival time

· Organize and update database of suppliers, delivery times, invoices, and quantity of supplies

· Ensure all deliveries contain all goods requested

Purchasing Officer Requirements and Qualifications

· High school degree or equivalent; bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, finance, or related field preferred

· Solid knowledge and understanding of purchasing processes, policy, and systems

· Two years previous experience as purchasing officer, manager, or related position

· CPSM certification a plus but not required

· Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to negotiate, establish, and process contracts

· Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently

· Accurate and precise attention to detail

· Able to make decisions in a fast-paced environment

HE Baumrucker Company

Why Work Here?

Fantastic opportunity with great benefits!


Itasca, IL