Purchasing Specialist in Geneva, IL at Elite Staffing Inc.

Date Posted: 5/7/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Geneva, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1 to 3 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Purchasing Specialist

Position Purpose:
The Purchasing Specialist will support the purchasing department with the timely placement and management of purchase orders for materials, services, and supplies, as well as the approval, entry, and dispute resolution of receipts.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for all open purchase orders regarding completeness and accuracy
  • Review inventory levels and compare to orders before submitting to vendors
  • Maintain an order schedule to assure products are in stock and avoid out of stock occurrences
  • Responsible for thorough follow-through on all ordering
  • Work directly with vendors on pricing, and order fulfillment
  • Utilize JD Edwards to enter orders and research status of orders and inventory
  • Track vendor shipments and inventory movements
  • Provide support to other teams within the company
  • Obtain proper documents such as packing slips from the facilities to close open orders
  • Investigate receipt discrepancies between facilities and vendors
  • Participate in the development and implementation of purchasing and inventory process improvements
  • Assist purchasing management/staff in special projects and complete other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:

  • A minimum of 1 year related experience
  • JDE experience a plus
  • Excellent computer skills required including proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to interact at all levels of the organization
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Education / Certifications:

  • Minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of purchasing experience preferred, depending upon formal degree or training


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to work independently and perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Ability to communicate effectively including effectively presenting information, comprehending and communicating detailed instructions, reading and writing correspondence and memos, and having knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures as required by the position.
  • Ability to apply common sense practices to carry out detailed oral or written instruction. Ability to deal with problems involving multiple variables in continuously changing situations.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the wearing of Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) consisting of eye protection while on the production floor as well as hearing protection in designated areas.

Work Environment:

  • The environment characteristics describe here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the position.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, regularly exposed to noise levels in the work environment which are moderate to loud, and exposed to temperature ranging from moderate to high depending on the time of year and location of the work being done.

Temporary to Hire
Geneva, IL

Elite Staffing, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our policy of equal employment opportunity is to recruit, hire, train and promote persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, handicap or any other protected status.