Purchasing Associate

Job Post Index 23B5DE-Sy##
Location North Chicago, IL
Description: Job Description
  • Support the purchasing of material and service orders supporting manufacturing and engineering.
  • Will work with external users of the PTP (procure-to-pay) program (This includes: SAP, SRM, SAP ECC and work order management system).
  • The role is critical in providing high levels of customer satisfaction to both employees and suppliers.
  • Must ensure all requests for purchase are managed effectively and supported from creation of the requisition to Purchase order in SAP and finally to warehouse receipt of materials.
  • Works closely with all users of the system, including maintenance, engineering, storeroom attendants, internal requisitioners and suppliers.
  • Delegated the authority to commit company funds.
  • Create and issue purchase orders to suppliers and assist requestor in a subject matter expert capacity to efficiently process requests.
  • Maintain part factors assigned in work order management system to optimize purchase order processing and have a strong understanding of MRP re-order point and safety-stock setting functionality.
  • Support storeroom operations and new product launches by setting up new storeroom items in work order system.
  • Assist with optimizing storeroom key performance metrics/ indicators through ensuring alignment with part and planning factors established in work order management system.
  • Responsible for running IBM Cognos Query Studio reports which provides information to effectively measure key performance indicators supporting MRO.
Skills: Qualifications
  • College degree not required and 1-2 years of experience is preferred
  • Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is preferred
  • Smartsheet experience is preferred
  • In depth understanding of all aspects of PTP, SAP, SRM, ECC and inventory control
  • Proficient users of procurement tools including SAP and work order management system Maximo

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