Purchasing Specialist

$30 - $40 hourly
Job Category: Supply Chain
Position Type: Contract / Temporary to Hire
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Chicago, IL
Job ID: 117849
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Our client, a leading CPG company located in the Chicago loop, is looking for a Purchasing Specialist to join the Procurement Team and contribute to their pattern of growth. The Purchasing Specialist will be responsible for supporting sourcing and negotiating efforts and coordinate with suppliers.

Purchasing Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Create purchase orders for materials, products and services based on internal department needs
  • Ensure purchase orders are accurate and include all necessary information, such as quantity, unit price and delivery date
  • Verify that purchase orders align with budget and quality standards
  • Coordinate with suppliers to confirm purchase order details and resolve any discrepancies
  • Monitor purchase order status and follow up with suppliers to ensure timely delivery
  • Maintain purchase order records and update the internal database or procurement software accordingly
  • Negotiate contracts and prices with vendors to ensure best value
  • Monitor inventory levels and collaborate with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of materials
  • Evaluate supplier performance and provide feedback to improve quality and efficiency
  • Analyze market trends and keep up to date on industry developments
Purchasing Specialist Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management or other related fields
  • 2+ years of procurement experience; food, beverage or CPG industries are a plus
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables and VLOOKUPs, specifically in a supply chain management environment
  • Experience with SAP ERP is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills coupled with the ability to work effectively as part of a team on multiple projects

If you are interested in this Purchasing Specialist opportunity and qualify per above requirements, please apply today.

Thank you,
Jenna Bartley
Senior Project Manager, Supply Chain
LaSalle Network



LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.