Procurement Recruiters | Buyer Planner| Purchasing Recruiters

Kappa Search Inc. (KSI) is a Chicago area recruiting agency specializing in the recruitment and placement of engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and procurement professionals in a variety of fields. We are currently recruiting for a purchasing professional for the following position.Job Title: Buyer
Compensation: $45-58k
Location: Chicago, IL


BASIC FUNCTION: The Buyer is responsible for the purchase of complex components, assemblies and services to support a manufacturing facility’s production plan. Responsibilities include the coordination of diverse, technical commodity areas and optimizing the logistic functions of the above activity to result in the highest quality at the lowest possible total procurement cost.
  • Review and process requisitions;
  • Prepare purchase orders or bid requests for a wide variety of materials/services.
  • Interview potential or current supplies.
  • Analyze business conditions and process capabilities.
  • Develop and maintain supplier evaluation tools and records.
  • Perform cost/price analyses for a wide variety of commodities; remain current about technical aspects of assigned commodities.
  • Coordinate with engineering and manufacturing for value management.
  • Purchase more complex, critical, and costly parts, supplies, materials and services.
  • Negotiate complex purchase agreements with suppliers.
  • Make on-site visits to suppliers to investigate their ability to meet quality requirements, specifications and delivery dates.
  • Maintain supplier evaluation tools and records.
  • Resolve more complex problems such as quality issues.
  • Train lower level buyers in the purchasing process.



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Three years purchasing experience as a buyer working in a MRP driven manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with ERP, E-Commerce and the Internet a plus.
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