Chicago Recruiters | Buyer Planner Job | Procurement Recruiters

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago employment agency that specializes in engineering, manufacturing, technology and procurement recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Buyer Planner for a Chicago area client.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, negotiate and execute contract agreements with vendors.
  • Obtain and evaluate budgetary pricing and competitive bids for capital projects.
  • Initiate and organize pre-bid meetings with suppliers and contractors.
  • Coordinate and maintain MRO supplies by processing requisitions and issuing purchase orders.
  • Develop systems and processes to improve/optimize how the MRP / ERP system is used to meet key business objectives
  • Develop relationships with major vendors and investigate new/alternate sources of supply.
  • Implement cost reduction and avoidance programs.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree (B.A. or B.S) from a four-year college or university or related work experience.
  • 3 + years related experience within MRP/ERP system.
  • C.P.M. preferred.
  • Microsoft Office expertise