Purchasing Agent-(Indirect Sourcing)

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted: 04-10-2018
Fortune company and industry leader is hiring a Procurement Agent to negotiate and administer purchase agreements. Duties include evaluation of supplier capabilities, quote solicitation and evaluation, negotiation of long-term agreements and supplier selection. Will also provide input to the strategic plans related to supply management and monitor supplier performance. Excellent growth opportunities locally and across the US.


Job Description

Responsibilities will include:
  • Negotiating, settling, and administering purchase agreements for capital projects.
  • Creating timelines for procurement bids, proposals and evaluations to ensure competitive costs.
  • Supporting global sourcing strategies and lead initiatives to drive measurable improvements in the areas of customer satisfaction, compliance and cost benefits.
  • Reviewing contractor bid lists on a regular basis, including re-qualification based on contractor performance.
  • Investigating and evaluating data on new and existing sources of supply.
  • Analyzing and creating models for spend and total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Creating purchase orders and expediting purchasing processes and ensure communication to requestors.
  • Utilizing company eSourcing and Contract Management tools for tracking and ensure consistency.
  • Monitoring supplier performance reports and focus on supplier development, with aim of controlling cost and quality issues.
  • Assisting with purchasing training with an emphasis on conveying new processes regarding construction procure to pay (P2P) process.
  • Working as liaison between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers to ensure correct materials are ordered and budgets/timelines are met.


Qualified candidates will have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, supply chain management or related
  • 3+ years experience negotiating service agreements in support of specific business goals and strategies.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in strategic sourcing, supply chain, purchasing or materials management.
  • Knowledge of purchasing practices, policies and procedures. Experience with SAP and creating purchase orders, a must.
  • Experience using eSolutions, a plus.
  • Proven ability to make sourcing decisions based on strategy of the business.
  • Familiar with ISO and FSC22000 requirements in food manufacturing environment a plus.
  • Knowledge of LEAN Six Sigma tools, a plus.
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