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Corporate Buyer

Lombard, IL · Construction/Facilities

Position Title: Corporate Buyer  

Reports To: Vice President, Procurement and Logistics 

Location: Lombard, Illinois  


The Corporate Buyer is responsible for the procurement of construction materials, equipment and/or services in support of international projects and corporate objectives.  Candidates must have a minimum of three years of solid Procurement experience preferably in the construction industry. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Source and select vendors that ensure quality, price, delivery and service at a price that maximizes company profit margins while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct 

  • Manage supplier performance in accordance with purchase order terms through delivery, acceptance, payment and closeout 

  • Prepare Request for Quotations (RFQs) bid packages based on commodity assignment.  Most RFQ packets will require Specifications and/or Drawings relative to the RFQ.  

  • Solicitation of bids from a minimum of three sources of supply (when applicable and/or required).  There will be times when material is sole sourced.  At that time, a Sole Source Justification must accompany the MR. 

  • Follow-up on all RFQ packets and/or all bidders to ensure bids are received in a timely fashion (per required timeline) 

  • Receive and review bid packages with Director of Procurement/Logistics so as to ensure bids are complete 

  • Communicate w/Project Management and Project Site team so as to ensure accurate materials are procured per specifications/requirements 

  • Communicate with all bidders for BAFOs and/or cost reduction (when applicable) 

  • Make final vendor recommendations to Project Team 

  • Procure materials that are agreed upon with the Project Team 

  • Enter purchase orders in Purchase Order system (ViewPoint) and log Purchase Orders into Material Tracking Report 

  • Send award/release Purchase Orders to Vendor(s); follow up with awardee to ensure Order Acknowledgement is sent 

  • Monitor and update Purchase Orders and pricing (as required) 

  • Assist Logistics Specialist in expediting material (as required) 

  • Review and make Project Site aware of substitutions and/or sources (when applicable) 

  • Attend daily Procurement/Logistics meetings and other meetings (as requested) 

  • Perform daily quality control (QC) checks on purchase orders and/or reports for other team members (as needed) 

  • Other duties as assigned 


Experience, Education and Skills 

  • Minimum Associate’s Degree in related field is a MUST (Business Administration preferred) 

  • Must have a minimum of three years of solid Procurement experience preferably in the construction industry.  However, willing to train the RIGHT CANDIDATE.  

  • Must have a good understanding of procurement techniques/requirements 

  • Must have the ability to learn Procurement/Logistics policies and procedures (and ability to follow same) 

  • Must have strong negotiation skills  

  • Must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written 

  • Must have strong analytical skills 

  • Must be well organized, detail-oriented and highly motivated 

  • Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision 

  • Must have the ability to analyze financial data 

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; especially in Excel 

  • Must have impeccable customer service skills.  In our area of business; we treat everyone as a customer 

  • Mus be able to evaluate and use relevant information along with individual judgment to suggest ways to improve work processes (Process Improvement) 


Key Requirements 

  • U.S. Citizenship is required 

  • Must be a team player and look at challenges as opportunities for new knowledge and growth. This person must be proactive in answering questions and taking accountability for their own growth in this environment. We are seeking strong players who are comfortable in a fast paced environment and up for a challenge.

  • Must be able to secure and maintain a security clearance at the required level 

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