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Junior Buyer - Buffalo Grove, IL

Post Date: 06/06/2021

Req. Number: 88577

City: Buffalo Grove

State: Illinois

Zip Code: 60089


Goodwill TalentBridge, a full service staffing and recruitment firm, is part of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, the largest of the 165 Goodwill territories in North America. With more than 90 years of experience in Workforce Development and job training, Goodwill is helping thousands of people find work in the communities we serve, including 13 counties in Wisconsin and 10 counties in Illinois.


Goodwill TalentBridge along with our client is currently recruiting for a Junior Buyer to work in the Buffalo Grove, IL area.


  • Publish daily reports (status of order, availability, and/or delivery date)
  • Submit purchase orders to vendors based on customer orders, service requirements and need
  • Review reports and forecast data to determine which spare parts are needed and which parts should be carried as safety stock
  • Develop relationships with vendors and provide a monthly delivery scorecard
  • Work closely with Buyer to ensure Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are being met
  • Substantial data entry, entering purchase orders
  • Follow the policies, guidelines and expectations as outlined



  • Three years‘ experience preferred (in a purchasing environment)
  • College degree in a business related field or 3 years of experience in purchasing and/or inventory management
  • Experience working with an ERP system
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and keen attention to detail
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications and programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


  • Hours: M-F, no weekends 8a -5p, but flexible schedule- core hours are 9-3p
  • Pay: $21.50/ hr.

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