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Purchasing Associate - Sr

Volt Maine Township ,IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Procurement Specialist (11-month contract)
Gurnee, IL


We are seeking a High Caliber Procurement Specialist that will develop and execute practices relating to catalog parts, boards, services, non-inventory items and make subassembly analysis in support of the planning and procurement of goods and services for the site and commercial operations worldwide.


  • Develops and executes practices to manage the flow of material between suppliers, manufacturing areas and internal customers.
  • Ensures maximum resource utilization.
  • Conducts and documents negotiations for awarded business.
  • Creates and manages area or country product/shipment allocations during times of short supply to minimize variances of reagent sales.
  • Participates in program design reviews ensuring timely availability of material to support product design.
  • Manages material procurement and WW distribution of spare parts inventory.
  • Optimizes inventory, customer service and profitability of each commercial operations area.
  • Develops WW communications between areas, countries and manufacturing.
  • Develops short term options for crisis resolution.
  • Makes recommendations to management.
  • Analyzes trend data from a variety of sources to determine true causes of problems.
  • Coordinates and supports new product launches and retirements.
  • Creates and controls forecasting models for spare parts to predict product volume.
  • Considers market trends and influences that directly affect forecast accuracy.
  • Creates and manages shipment allocations.
  • Serves as team leader in projects that are cross functional in nature, e.g. new product improvements, compliance, site activities.
  • Act as a focal point for the assigned Commercial Operations Areas of the World (AOW) for spare part forecasts, placements, customer service levels, distribution plans, all other communications and decisions making.
  • Interprets Data and Information from Multiple Sources: Uses personal computers and mainframe applications to collect, analyze, and transmit financial and technical data; forecast future trends, identifies problems or issues and recommends actions for resolutions.
  • Analyzes area forecast and demand to develop build schedules for field service spares and intermediate level assemblies.
  • Analyzes market trends and conditions to anticipate price changes and avoid supply interruptions.
  • Develops Plans to Accomplish Goals: Develops plans to accomplish competing activities or projects with multiple organizations.


  • Manages assigned inventory and receipts.
  • Decisions have moderate impact (up to 25%) to the assigned inventory and receipts.
  • Operates with limited supervision.
  • Reviews are held periodically with manager to monitor goals and objectives.
  • Complies with regulatory guidelines; understands and applies GMP, corporate financial/purchasing policies and site operating procedures.
  • Signature authority to requisition and/or commit company funds, in accordance with site and corporate financial policies.
  • Trains others within the area on materials procedures and processes.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics.
  • 3-6 years manufacturing, materials, finance or marketing/sales experience. Exceptions to the degree requirement will be considered.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Maine Township, IL