Strategic Buyer

$50 - $60 hourly
Job Category: Supply Chain
Position Type: Contract / Temporary
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job ID: 134959
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Our client, a disruptive, global CPG company, is looking to hire a Strategic Buyer. This fast-growing company is looking for a driven, quick learner to implement processes and procedures for their planning strategy. This organization will only continue to grow and is attracting some of the top talent in the Chicago market.

Strategic Buyer Responsibilities: 

  • Engage in negotiations with established vendors to secure both standard inventory items and new products, ensuring alignment with factory and marketing production requirements 
  • Generate purchase orders for products and services using SAP, contributing to the support of manufacturing needs 
  • Collaborate closely with production/factory personnel to anticipate and forecast product requirements 
  • Coordinate with suppliers and warehouses to guarantee the timely delivery of products and services 
  • Validate the accurate execution of orders and align deliveries with order specifications 
  • Create and analyze records and data pertaining to product quality and on-time delivery 
  • Monitor deliverables from cross-functional groups (e.g., Brand, packaging graphics) to ensure adherence to packaging order lead times 
  • Communicate crucial packaging order deadlines to the cross-functional team 
  • Work collaboratively with Accounts Payable, suppliers and warehousing to address invoicing and Goods Receipt issues 
  • Formulate and distribute RFP/RFQs to suppliers and analyze the outcomes for informed decision-making 
  • Conduct negotiations for contracts related to rentals, services and other associated areas 

Strategic Buyer Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) in business or a related field 
  • Familiarity with purchasing processes 
  • 2-5 years of purchasing experience 
  • Experience with multiple vendors in the industrial sector 
  • Familiarity with purchasing software and systems 
  • Knowledge of SAP purchase order process preferred
  • Proficiency in Excel 

If you are interested in working as a Strategic Buyer at one of the fastest growing companies in Chicago, please apply today!  
Thank you,  

Jenna Bartley 
Sr 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.