Special Intermediates

Lisle, IL

Buyer

Job Description

The Buyer is responsible for the planning and purchasing of materials and products to support production schedules, sales forecasting, and inventory schedules as well as the transfer of materials in support of customer demands.

Essential Duties and responsibilities

Form close working relationships with key contacts to ensure the efficient delivery of material
Manage domestic and international principal inventories based on historical usage and sales forecasts
Serve as an in-house expert in navigation, interpretation, and processing of inventory and orders within various systems such as Chempax and Overdrive
Verify cost information and other details on purchase orders prior to issue and submittal to suppliers
Maintain vendor cost book revisions/updates
Inquire and maintain information for price and availability of new items
Maintain open orders spreadsheet and due dates in ERP system
Maintain updates for Customer Service and Sales Teams
Receive inbound shipments to warehouse inventory
Match receivers with invoices to review and approve for payment
Monitor slow moving items for return, disposal, or special sale
Prepare transfers between warehouses
Provide answers and support for inventory related questions
Generate reports and update status spreadsheets
Maintain purchasing files for recordkeeping and compliance purposes
Interact with Customer Service to achieve 100% on time/in full shipments
Interact with Accounts Payable to ensure correct and timely payment information
Collaborate with regulatory, commercial, and operations to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
Maintain an understanding of new and existing regulations that may impact the organization's products and processes
Support and lead by example, Barentz' culture, values and fundamentals
Participate in ongoing personal development opportunities
Perform other duties as requested

Qualifications

Minimum 3 years' experience in purchasing, inventory analysis, or materials management
Bachelor's degree in Business or related field preferred or equivalent experience
Must be detail oriented with the ability to balance attention to detail with turnaround time
Exceptional organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills
Demonstrated teamwork, productivity, accuracy, dedication, and professionalism
Must be fluent in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, Outlook, etc. and have strong computer/technical skills
Ability and desire to quickly learn new processes and systems
Self-motivated, high energy, and engaging level of enthusiasm and positive outlook

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Please notify your supervisor or Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

Barentz North America, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:
401(k)
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

Schedule:
Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:
Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
All current state and federal Covid-19 protocols are being followed.

Education:
Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:
Purchasing, Inventory Analysis or Materials Management: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location:
One location

Work Remotely:
No

If you are interested in joining our team, please forward your resume and cover letter to: careers@barentz.us.