Permanent Purchasing Agent in Buffalo Grove


Purchasing and Procurement

Advert ID



Buffalo Grove

Job Type




Salary Range

Up to USD85000.00 per year

No. of Openings


Branch Information

Chicago, IL - Metro - (USA) 525 West Monroe Street Suite 1500 IL Chicago , IL - 60661 Phone : 312-730-1940



Job Description

Summary: Coordinate and prepare all pricing for OEM proposals and aftermarket service parts. Monitor and manage customer service team and customer accounts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Organize, manage and prepare all OEM and Aftermarket parts proposals while maintaining pricing consistency and margin targets.

Provide intercompany pricing and commercial pricing to all sister companies.

Follow and enforce all established pricing and proposal policies. Ensure all terms and conditions are properly communicated to customers in line standards.

Monitor and identify costs discrepancies on related contracts/customers/like products pricing/proposals and address with appropriate team members to ensure pricing accuracy and consistency.

Manage and keep up to date the Sales Proposal Log (SPN) which captures all pricing and proposal activities

Monitor and establish yearly aftermarket price books and contracts.

Review "no charge" orders to ensure appropriate Manager approval and application of proper accounting or departmental charge code.

Review backlog weekly - assist in preparation of reports needed for monthly forecast/shipment review and meeting.

Provide gross margin review of future monthly forecast to Controller prior to month end accounting close

Manage and train Customer Service Representatives to ensure desired level of customer service and support is provided.

Provide necessary support on all customer related issues as required.

Sign off on price tied to engineering releases for OEM orders and bill of materials.

Maintain and update price lists in Long Term Agreements for Various OEM's.


Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting/Finance major preferred) and/or Bachelor of Engineering/MBA.

Minimally, ten years experience in a manufacturing based company with specific knowledge in the preparation of bids/commercial quotations of custom engineered products for OEM and government based tenders. Experience in contract review and management of public tenders and commercial request for quotations/pricing is essential and requires a thorough understanding of Terms and Conditions, Government bid submittal requirements, and preparation of all related supporting documents to comply with all legal and commercial requirements.

Demonstrated ability to manage a Customer Service Department comprised of not less than 3 direct reports, overseeing a diverse and expansive account base located throughout the world (majority located in USA and Canada).