Kappa Search | Chicago Staffing Agencies | Technical Buyer Position

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago staffing agency that specializes in recruitment and placement of engineering, manufacturing, technology, sales, supply chain and procurement professionals. One of our clients currently seeks a talented Technical Buyer for an excellent financial and professional growth opportunity. Responsibilities and requirements as follows:

  • To support the relationships with vendors for on time delivery (OTD).
  • To take ownership for vendor OTD performance and continuous improvement, as needed.
  • Manages the order fulfillment relationship between the company and its suppliers.
  • Sources products and services.
  • Will evaluate suppliers for performance and continuous improvement activities.
  • Takes appropriate action towards attainment of goals and objectives, working as a partner and contributor to the other business functions within the company.
  • To complete the defined daily and weekly requirements of the tactical buying function, on-time. These include eMRP, MRP, conversion of requisitions, A/P open deferrals, expediting of parts, RTV, Open PO reports.
  • Build trusting Buyer/Supplier relationships.
  • Supports right size inventory methodologies.
  • Supports cost improvement activities.
  • Supports quality improvement activities in Engineering.
  • Responsible for maintaining, directing and developing personnel that report to this position.
  • Purchase order management in compliance with contractual terms and conditions.
  • Support  supplier consolidation initiatives, participate on formal commodity management teams.


  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Engineering or equivalent
  • Several years experience with global sourcing of E/M products.
  • Expertise with SAP, Kaizen, Kanban, MRO is desirable
  • MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills required.