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Job Description

SmartSource is seeking 2 Buyers for a 3+ month possible contract to hire opportunity located in Addison, IL.

Job Type: Contract, possible Contract to Hire

Duration: 3+ months

Location: Addison, IL 60101

Start Date: 2/23/15

Pay Rate: $14/hour

Job Description: We are seeking 2 Buyers for a 3+ month possible temp to hire with our customer located in Addison IL. The position of Buyer Associate is responsible for the procurement and process application as it supports our customers operations and order fulfillment. This will include working operational issues with suppliers, providing strong client service and maintaining data accuracy within SAP. The Buyer Associate will be empowered to resolve issues as they relate to their assigned responsibilities. Teamwork with internal and external departments is necessary to ensure achievement of overall team goals. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Process Application:

- Responsible for purchase order (PO) execution

- Process MDS orders and warranty registrations

- Process Goods Receipt (GR) for Drop shipments

- Work with Accounting to reconcile invoice variances (PPV)

- Respond to general sales requests including lead time, pricing, and general vendor inquiries within allotted service levels (SLAs)

- Management of ETAs and Lead times for materials

- Focus on managing inventory and minimize lost sales resulting from shortages –(HW only)

- Implement agreed purchasing plan for area of responsibility

- Control procurement spend to meet business requirements

- Manage ETAs for open Purchase Orders

Supplier / Material Management:

- Responsible for management of Tier2/Tier3 manufacturer lines (Technology partners, and non-go to market supported weird ware lines less than $50MM annual spend)

- Support Tier1 Foundation Partner lines in ETA, PO backlog management, and PO Goods receipt/invoicing.

- Expedite deliveries

- Negotiate with suppliers as needed – lead times, freight, cost.

- Follow up and close open issues with suppliers

- Manage internal and external supplier backlog reports

Purchasing Operations:

- Management of data integrity across area of responsibility & reporting system / data integrity issues

- Create / cancel PO’s aligned to daily sales order requirements.

- Update and maintain accurate PO costing.

- Proactive approach to / shipment errors / reconciliation (Accounts Payable)

- Program Support – warranties, special pricing, SW licensing

- Work with various departments within our customer

- Online order entry

- Fulfill MDS requests

- Backup other team members in their absence by having knowledge and cross training of their programs and job functions

- Other duties as assigned


- Must pass a criminal and drug background check prior to starting

- College degree preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and/or issues from suppliers, management, and other teammates.

- Strong client service skills and commitment to meet or exceed client requirements. Ability to understand and respond to client needs. Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills required. Strong Microsoft Office skills with a focus on Excel. Previous SAP experience a plus.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

To be considered, please send an updated Word resume to Amanda: [Click Here to Email Your Resumé].

Job Requirements


Job Snapshot

Employment Type Contractor
Job Type Purchasing - Procurement
Education None
Experience At least 1 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Negligible
Job ID 11346-1
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