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Sr. Buyer
Downers Grove, IL
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Post Date: 05/14/19 Company: The Timken Company
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Education: High School / GED Fax:
Experience: 6 months - 2 years Mailing Address:
Travel: Negligible
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Sr. Buyer

Senior Buyer is primarily responsible for purchasing products and services for the Downers Grove, IL and South Haven, MI plants. Will order to correct specifications and will assure all quality and schedule requirement are met. Maintains strong vendor relationships to assure long term supply at competitive pricing. Also responsible for maintaining proper inventory controls within company guidelines. Provides day-to-day direction and training to purchasing team members. Maintains all Departmental Standard Work and Procedures.   

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Timely planning of purchased products and services to meet production scheduling
  • Place purchase orders, track purchases and resolve invoice issues
  • Cost reductions through negotiation of prices and quality of products
  • Strategic planning- having vendors in place when needs arises
  • Manage vendor base, reviewing vendor capacity, product and service quality, ensure timeliness
  • Responsible for all Purchasing Standard Work and Procedures

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Experience in a production/manufacturing environment
  • Proficiency with the MS Office Suite
  • Experience in vendor negotiation, vendor management and cost control methods
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail
  • MRP, ERP experience

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Business Admin, Economics, Engineering, Supply Chain required, BS preferred
  • Previous experience with MRP, ERP preferred
  • Bilingual English and Chinese, preferred


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