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BUYER - Batavia, IL Paint / Coatings Industry

This “direct hire” position is responsible for the process of buying materials, parts, supplies and equipment in a timely and cost effective way while maintaining appropriate quality standards and specifications.



•Source, negotiate and coordinate potential and approved suppliers and all related procurement activities with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, supplier performance.

•Monitor MRP procurement systems and provide purchasing support for site operations to meet schedules and business objectives.

•Order placement and confirmation of order acceptance.

•Order expediting where needed.

•Resolve supplier issues, disposition returns to vendor and oversee claims to and/or from suppliers

•Maintain vendor master maintenance process as required within the department.

•Ensure Quality programs exist at all major suppliers

•Address Quality issues with suppliers to ensure quality meets or exceeds quality requirements and corrective action is implemented immediately upon notification of any failure.

•Ensure that SOPs and protocols are maintained and applied and participate in the successful execution of department strategies and policies.

•Other duties as assigned



•Preferred education level: An Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management or Supply Chain or equivalent experience preferred.

•Experience in the Chemical Manufacturing industry is preferred but not required.

•Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook)

•Strong communication (oral & written) and problem solving skills

•Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner

•Ability to be organized in a fast paced environment

•Willing to work in a team environment



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, stand and/or walk, use hands to finger, handle or touch objects or controls and move from place to place. The employee is regularly required to sit, balance, stoop, and occasionally reach above shoulders.

The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.


The employee will spend most of his/her time in an office environment. The employee may occasionally be required to go the workstations of other employees including the production plant. The employee is required to wear safety glasses in the production areas.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate while working in proximity to production equipment and quiet in the office.


All candidates are subject to post offer drug/alcohol screening, job related physicals, and back ground checks.






$55-$70,000/year DOE, 90 day performance review, benefits eligibility 1st of the month 90 days after hire - Medical, Dental Vision, Disability and Life insurance, Flex Spending, 401k (with match after 1 yr.), 9 paid holidays + floaters, and PTO pro-rated based on date of hire. Tuition reimbursement after 1 year of employment.



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer