Jr. Buyer

Elkay Manufacturing Co. Savanna , IL 61074

Posted 1 week ago

Jr. Buyer

Our goal at Elkay is to inspire everyday customers, employeesand the employees of tomorrow. We focus on doing the right thing so we can be in business forever. Our values-driven culture emphasizes investing in people and treating them like part of the family. We're financially-stable and privately-owned with a solid reputation for ethics, integrity, giving back, and providing an engaging, inclusive environment where careers flourish and grow.

It's Elkay's people who really give us our edge. We empower our employees to take the lead in delivering Elkay's exceptional customer experience. Our commitment to our people is a recipe for success that has fueled our growth from a three-person shop in 1920 to one of today's leading international suppliers of plumbing, water delivery and cabinetry products. If you're ready for a new career challenge where everything you do will make a difference, talk to us about joining the Elkay family.

Purchase assigned raw materials and finished goods. Work with other buyers in our new Oracle and existing Decade ERP environments. Efficiently maintain the system to provide accurate information regarding costs and inventory

  • Generate and validate accurate purchase orders (pricing/quantities/delivery) to suppliers to ensure appropriate inventory levels are attained and managed

  • Insure materials are delivered to meet planned schedule dates in production facilities

  • Work closely with planning group to ensure data attributes are aligned with inventory management and supply chain goals

  • Work cohesively and collaboratively across all internal departments, such as Operations, Accounting, and Customer Service, as well as with Elkay's external supplier partners to meet customer expectations

  • Responsible for identifying discrepancies and resolving them with responsible vendors

  • Communicates with suppliers on monthly ratings, Supplier Issue Tracking Reports and issues that arise on daily basis


  • High School, 1-3 years experience in purchasing, sourcing, finance and/or operations

  • Invoice matching and reconciliation

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

  • Sound customer service orientation; ability to work with multiple departments to obtain needed information

  • Knowledge of purchasing, inventory control, and order fulfillment processes and inventory mgt. methodologies required

  • User experience with Oracle or SAP strongly preferred

  • High level PC and database applications proficiency; intermediate excel skills

  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal and communication skills

  • Entry level negotiation skills


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