Position Description

Purchasing Agent
Location Downers Grove, IL
# of openings 1
Department Purchasing/Materials
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Purchasing Agent – Downers Grove, IL

Are you a Purchasing Agent looking to bring your knowledge to a company that allows you to flex your skills as a researcher, planner, and project manager? Do you thrive on contract negotiation and take pride in your vendors’ on-time reliability and delivery rate? An opportunity to work at one of the best employers in Chicagoland may be just what you need!

Flexco is seeking an experienced negotiator and multi-tasker to support our internal and external customers in the position of Purchasing Agent based out of our Downers Grove, IL location. The chosen candidate will be tasked with ensuring continuity of material flow on assigned commodities; researching and identifying new sources that adhere to our high quality, reliability, and delivery standards; maintaining relationships with suppliers; and actively participating in cost reduction and continuous improvement programs.

This is your opportunity to work in an environment where the culture is focused on great people, customer commitment, integrity, innovation, collaboration, and achievement. Flexco has consistently been named to the list of Chicago's "101 Best & Brightest Companies To Work For" by the National Association for Business Resources and to the list of “Chicago’s Top Workplaces” by the Chicago Tribune.

The Flexco team is interested in you if you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, or related field.

  • A minimum of three years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Previous experience in supplier relations and management, as well as contract negotiation.

  • An understanding of the commodities market for price trends and material availability.

  • An understanding of the MRP system.

  • Good verbal/written communication skills, along with working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite.

  • The desire to interact with all levels of an organization, gaining exposure to multiple aspects of the business.

Flexco is an equal-opportunity employer that offers a generous compensation and benefits package including medical, dental and vision, 401(k) with matching funds, pension plan, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, vacation, and more. 

Are you interested in us? Please apply via our website, www.flexco.com, by choosing the “careers” link at the top of the page.