Job Detail: Technical Buyer

Job Order #12423

Post Date Job Tile Location Category
8/3/2022 Technical Buyer Highland - Illinois Consumer Electronics


Walker Elliott is working with a client in Highland, Illinois is seeking a Technical Buyer for managing assigned commodities as required in a dynamic environment to meet corporate objectives in the most efficient manner to minimize risk, reduce cost, and eliminate waste, in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

  • Review assigned commodities for material budget as required.
  • Recommend and maintain supplier relationships to meet corporate objectives.
  • Ensure availability of materials to meet production schedules.
  • Assist in make/buy decisions.
  • Negotiate contracts to meet corporate objectives.
  • Approve purchase orders to ensure compliance with requirements for assigned commodities.
  • Work with various departments to establish manufacturers of required components.
  • Maintain database to ensure data is correct for components and supplier information.
  • Review market trends and analysis to ensure best practices are driven within your perspective commodities.
  • Ensure purchase orders are issued to cover requirements for assigned products, goods, and services.
  • Review and coordinate suppliers’ on-time delivery performance, quality, cost reductions, inventory turns, and multiple sourcing.
  • Develop and implement strategic sourcing activities to meet department objectives.
  • Actively participate in companywide project management teams as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


The buyer should have a demonstrated experience purchasing mechanical, electrical or electronics printed circuit board level components. The candidate should be proficient in reading and interpreting technical drawings. The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably a technical degree. The buyer should have experience in MRP systems and buying of parts through and MRP system in a production environment. We are not seeking candidates from MRO, utilities, or distribution background. The ideal candidate should have 2-5 years of technical purchasing in a manufacturing environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or other related field and two years of buying experience preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • 2+ years of experience as a Buyer, or related position, preferably in manufacturing.
  • Ability to think strategically and tactically.
  • Effective verbal, written, flexibility, decision-making, multitasking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of MRP applications a must.
  • Proficient in Microsoft® Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Ability to travel as necessary.

Do not apply unless you are authorized to work in the United States for any employer as client company cannot sponsor or transfer visas at this time.

Walker Elliott is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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