Technical Buyer

Job Description

“Sackett is a market leading material handling equipment manufacturer and has experienced a significant increase in sales.”

Sackett is a market leading material handling equipment manufacturer and has experienced a significant increase in sales and new product development. We are currently looking for talented individual to join our team as a Technical Buyer at our facility in Bensenville, IL.

We are looking for someone with a passion for implementing and sustaining lean manufacturing and change, as well as the ability to think strategically, solve problems, and drive quality and continuous improvement in our facility.


  • Negotiate pricing and utilize appropriate negotiation and purchasing techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery and service
  • Manage Buy-to-Order to meet production requirement
  • Manage Buy-to-Stock with reduced cost and increased inventory turns being a priority
  • Prepare outgoing/incoming freight documentation and schedule pickups
  • Research, recruit and maintain suppliers that provide high quality products, services and favorable pricing while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct
  • Develop and implement purchase timing strategies and action schedules evaluating bids and making recommendations based on commercial and technical factors
  • Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them
  • Create, manage and expedite purchase orders; obtain Order Confirmations and ensure shipments and deliveries are timely and accurate
  • Review documents, such as production schedules, to determine materials requirements or material priorities
  • Requisition and maintain inventories of materials or supplies necessary to meet production demands
  • Arrange for delivery, assembly, or distribution of supplies or parts to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules
  • Partner with department supervisors or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes
  • Accountable for achievement of savings targets
  • Planning and executing procurement action required to obtain material at the least possible cost to meet production schedules and engineering specifications as dictated by customer requirements.
  • Monitoring material supply costs, availability, trends and lead times.
  • Obtaining requested costs, delivery, status and other purchasing related information as requested.

Requirements for the Technical Buyer:

  • 5 years of experience in a Procurement/Buyer role
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Negotiating skills
  • Sourcing skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with MRP software and ability to read Bill of Materials
  • Good communication skills and ability to use Microsoft Word, Outlook
  • Basic machining knowledge in order to communicate with vendors a plus
  • Lean Manufacturing Experience desired

Job Type

  • Full-time

Sackett Systems offers a growing environment, competitive wages and excellent benefits including 401K.

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