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Purchasing Specialist in Carol Stream, IL at Staffing Now

Date Posted: 4/30/2018

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Job Description

SNI Companies is proud to be working with a growing Carol-Stream based high-tech manufacturing company as they expand into new markets. The company is seeking a Purchasing Specialist in order to facilitate new growth.

The Purchasing Specialist will schedule, track, monitor and record movement of production orders through all phases of the production process as well as in SAP, insuring proper recognition of WIP and Finished Goods. This person will communicate the progress of and troubleshoot issues with orders to all departments, and will work closely with Engineering, Sales, Production, Purchasing and Accounting departments.

The Purchasing Specialist will:

  • Actively participate in startup of new orders by leading communication between Sales, Engineering, Purchasing, Production and Accounting.
  • Ensure Sales Orders and BOM's have been identified and are in place in SAP
  • Identify component requirements for production from engineering and sales specifications and schedules and ensure proper communication to all departments
  • Monitor BOM's for correctness and ensure all adjustments are made by engineering during all phases of production
  • Work with a complex BOM to understand and cost the product.
  • Assist production with scheduling as required; document and communicate production scheduling to all departments
  • Expedite, route and dispatch material and parts in accordance with production schedules and commitments
  • Enter all Production Orders in SAP to properly trace WIP and Finished Goods.
  • Ensure WIP and Finished Goods balances in SAP and reconcile to actual in production.
  • Report on completion dates, material changes or substitutions, shortages and schedule modifications.
  • Advises management of the status of work in progress and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials and services are provided as needed.
  • Confirm material supply and demands.
  • Coordinate interdepartmental activity with Sales, Engineering, Purchasing, Production and Accounting
  • Ensure that shipments are properly scheduled and communicated to all departments
  • Monitor and proactively address issues that impact conformance to committed ship dates
  • May also support inventory control, supply chain management, material planning and scheduling.

Requirements for this position include:

  • The ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
  • Bilingual (Spanish-speaking) a big plus
  • Experience interacting and communicating with all levels of management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of SAP with an understanding of the relationships and/or impacts within SAP for material movement (MRP process)
  • Ability to read mechanical blueprints
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel
  • Experience with SAP Business One a plus
  • Manufacturing/engineering background a plus
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Software platforms: SAP Business One; MS Excel Spreadsheet software and MS Word Processing software.

For more information, or for immediate consideration, please reach out to Nicole Hagemann at 630-390-1445 or via email at