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Purchasing Agent

Company: Flexco
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Are you a Purchasing Agent/Buyer looking to bring your knowledge to a company that allows you to flex your skills as a researcher, planner, and project manager? Do you thrive on contract negotiation and take pride in your vendors' on-time reliability and delivery rate? An opportunity to work at one of the best employers in Chicagoland may be just what you need!

Flexco offers generous packages including:

* Medical, dental and vision insurance beginning on the first day of employment
* Pension plan
* 401k with 2% company match
* 15 vacation days and 5 personal days per year
* 12 paid holidays per year
* Competitive compensation
* Tuition reimbursement/educational assistance

This is your opportunity to work in an environment where the culture is focused on great people, customer commitment, integrity, innovation, collaboration, and achievement. Flexco has consistently been named to the list of Chicago's "101 Best & Brightest Companies To Work For" by the National Association for Business Resources and to the list of "Chicago's Top Workplaces" by the Chicago Tribune.

Flexco is seeking an experienced Purchasing Agent/Buyer to do the following:

* Purchase assigned commodities and MRO supplies
* Research and identify new sources and suppliers globally that adhere to our high quality, reliability, and delivery standards
* Maintain relationships with suppliers
* Actively participate in cost reduction and continuous improvement programs.
* Negotiate improved prices, terms and conditions with suppliers

The Flexco team is interested in you if you have:

* A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
* A minimum of 3 years of purchasing, procurement or buying experience in a manufacturing environment.
* Previous experience in supplier relations and management, as well as contract negotiation.
* An understanding of the commodities market for price trends and material availability.
* Experience with global compliance and logistics.
* An understanding of MRP systems.
* Strong verbal/written communication skills, along with working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite.
* The desire to interact with all levels of an organization, gaining exposure to multiple aspects of the business.

Location: Downers Grove, IL

This position will offer the opportunity to work remotely up to two days per week after six months of employment.

Are you interested in us? Please apply via our website,, by choosing the "careers" link at the top of the page.

Flexco is an equal-opportunity employer.

Keywords: Purchasing Agent, Purchasing, Buyer, Procurement, Procurement Specialist, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Specialist, Compliance, MRO, Manufacturing

Keywords: Flexco, Downers Grove , Purchasing Agent, Professions , Downers Grove, Illinois

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