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Aston Carter Buyer (Entry Level) in Elgin, Illinois

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

 BS/BA in a related discipline, or advanced degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 Minimum 2+ years’ experience in purchasing, materials, or supplier management

 Experience with MRP Systems

 Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Monday through Friday

8am to 5pm



Responsible for the purchasing activity of technical and complex materials for assigned commodities, both 3rd party and intercompany, to support manufacturing product lines. Obtain pricing from the approved supply base, issue purchase orders, resolve supply issues to meet customer demand, and resolve invoicing issues. Manage source models, planning levels, and inventory accuracy and maintain data accuracy and integrity in MAS and Inventory Management System (IMS).

 Performs a full range of standard work for the professional field. Applies advanced skills to resolve complex problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently.

 Identifies and resolves more complex problems and applies problem-solving skills to deal with most situations.

 Process requisitions from MAS 200 to support operational demands. Determine MRP parameters for parts to obtain best pricing and efficient ordering. Initiate Scheduling Agreements and Logistics Agreements when appropriate.

 Participates in and executes Commodity strategies to ensure long-term, cost-efficient supply of materials.

 Provide purchasing assistance to support design to cost activities and engineering changes.

 Support special projects on behalf of the company's Supply Chain Organization. Lead commodity strategies/charters to support long-term sustainability to the business

 Contributes to implementation and ensures usage of globally defined methods, processes, and systems to ensure high process efficiency and process compliance (e.g. compliant Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) process, Procurement guidelines).

 Prepares and conducts negotiations to obtain the highest feasible savings.

 Generates, documents, and implements savings to contribute to the success of the business and make results transparent.

 Executes Supplier Management processes (e.g. qualification, selection, evaluation, development, classification).

 Supplier relationship management

 Ensures close cooperation with Internal Customers to ensure customer care and early involvement.

 Provides supplier information to internal business partners

 Support planning and coordination of new product introductions or product changes

 Provides supplier information to project teams and conducts project-specific supplier evaluations.

About Aston Carter:

Aston Carter provides world-class corporate talent solutions to thousands of clients across the globe. Specialized in accounting, finance, human resources, talent acquisition, procurement, supply chain and select administrative professions, we extend the capabilities of industry-leading companies. We draw on our deep recruiting expertise and expansive network to meet the evolving needs of our clients and talent community with agility and excellence. With offices across the U.S., Canada, Asia Pacific and Europe, Aston Carter serves many of the Fortune 500. We are proud to be a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing® double diamond winner for both client and talent service.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Aston Carter, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please email ( for other accommodation options.