Indirect/Direct Buyer

Morton Grove, IL

Category: Other Job Number: 2600 Salary: 75-90K

The Indirect/Direct Buyer is responsible for the purchase of Indirect products and services to support a manufacturing facility’ s operations.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to creating Purchase Orders, evaluating and adding new suppliers, managing several tactical categories and supporting Category Buyers.


  • Review and process requisitions.
  • Prepare purchase orders or bid requests for a wide variety of materials/services.
  • Perform cost/price analyses for a wide variety of categories.
  • Seek out cost savings projects within the manufacturing site.
  • Manage local sourcing strategy to align with regional/global strategy for assigned categories.
  • Interview potential or current suppliers. 
  • Assist Category Buyers with projects involving sourcing new Suppliers, bidding Indirect products and services, performing spreadsheet analysis.
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies and return of goods.
  • Negotiate cost savings when reviewing/processing routine requisitions.
  • Negotiate cost savings for assigned categories.
  • Negotiate Payment Terms and perform precursory basic legal review of proposals and agreements referenced in requisitions.
  • Understand cost drivers for assigned categories.
  • Communicate across different functions to coordinate projects or resolve issues.
  • Train Requisitioner' s (internal co-workers) and Buyers on New Supplier Set-Up and procurement process.
  • Additional duties as assigned.



Job Requirements

  • Complete all work in a safe manner and follow all safety requirements consistent with supporting the Company’ s goals
  • Lifting guidelines in accordance with the Manual Lifting Guidelines noted in the Safety Handbook
  • Follow all environmental requirements consistent with supporting the company’ s environmental performance goals
  • Complete, and actively participate in all other EHS training requirements


MOS Codes
  • 92A Automated Logistical Specialist
  • 92Y Unit Supply Specialist
Indirect buyer and ERP

Lisa Mysliwiec

Lisa is a seasoned recruiter with over 20 years’ of experience in executive recruiting with a strong focus in the Automotive and Manufacturing industries, specializing in placing Supply Chain, ERP, Purchasing and Logistic professionals. She develops outstanding relationships with clients and candidates while always looking after the best interest of each. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends, going to footballs games, and traveling.

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