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Bensenville, Illinois
Job Title:  Buyer
Location:  Bensenville, Illinois
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for sourcing/purchasing of:
    • machine parts or related hardware
    • grinding supplies
    • glass bead room/work area materials or supplies
    • all other production-related materials including tools, and safety or general supplies
    • shipping supplies
    • Responsible for sourcing/purchasing laser and pressbrake parts or other consumables
  • Shared responsibility with facilities for ordering building supplies, such as filters, equipment parts, fixture components, etc.                 
  • Oversees management of tool repairs, including tracking the current working inventory
  • Manages part vendor relationships; negotiates contract terms and contracting process; expedites scheduling of parts deliveries and tracks shipping when parts will be available; sources new vendors while maintaining current relationships
  • Manages supplier relationships, including site visits, product education, trouble shooting to find better products or identifying new tools that would improve product quality
  • Supports production by trouble shooting issues if machinery is not functioning correctly
  • Supports the job quoting process with engineers as they identify parts or supplies needed to complete jobs and then assists going out to suppliers to get quotes
  • Completes an annual re-evaluation of all vendors and current pricing agreements, in support of negotiating for better pricing and reducing production costs
  • Supports value stream team cost reduction strategies and goal setting
  • BS in Business
  • Intermediate level Computer Skills in Microsoft Office
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Analyze data
  • Communicate with vendors
Value Stream Responsibilities:
  • Participate in continuous improvement program
  • Attend value stream meetings bi-weekly
  • Participate in required value stream training
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Onward Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.  We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits promotions, training, termination or any other condition of employment or career development.   All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, veteran status, disability status or any other legally protected status.

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