• 23-May-2017 to 18-Jul-2017 (PST)
  • Rock Falls, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time



Classification:         NON-EXEMPT

Department(s):          PURCHASING


Position Summary:

The Procurement Coordinator is responsible for meeting cost saving objectives, negotiating agreements in support of management goals, sourcing, monitoring and managing suppliers. This position requires an individual who is self-motivated, can work independently, and can take a proactive leadership role in accomplishing job responsibilities. This individual must be effective while working cross-departmentally to coordinate workflow.


Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Acts as an effective liaison with all company departments regarding purchase requirements, and keeps management informed of key issues and trends.
  • Collaborates with Production departments to closely monitor production schedule execution and to resolve issues impacting schedule attainment.
  • Conducts periodic on-site supplier audits as required to ensure/restore uninterrupted supply of quality products.
  • Contact suppliers to resolve shipment issues. Resolves quality, pricing and delivery problems with parts from suppliers wherever possible.
  • Determine order costs, compile cost reports, and forward invoices to correct accounts.
  • Develops and maintains the most effective methods, systems, and procedures available to manage the company's purchasing requirements to determine the best price, service, quality terms and conditions of purchase.
  • Directs purchasing activities required to launch new Engineering projects, and directs company purchasing function. Negotiates blanket purchase agreements with sources for production. Releases quantities of production materials against established blanket or discrete orders as required by MRP (materials Requirement Planning) to meet production schedules.
  • Directs the placing of purchase orders to meet the production schedule following accepted purchase procedures and policies on a timely basis, utilizing available techniques for quantity determination and priority control for meeting time phased requirements. Prepare purchase orders and sends orders to suppliers.
  • Disseminates required correspondence to supplier via email, fax or typewritten/mailed letter.
  • Expedites parts or services as required to meet the plant production schedule. Orders and expedites various commodities as needed to support forecast and customer demands.
  • In conjunction with the Quality Manager, conducts periodic on-site supplier audits as required to ensure/restore uninterrupted supply of quality products.
  •  Investigates new supply sources and is responsible for new supplier selection. Maintains supplier data, sourcing quotation evaluation and performance evaluation through interviews and/or plant visits. Initiates cost reduction activities with domestic suppliers to ensure optimum pricing and inventory levels are achieved. Solicits quotes from existing/new suppliers for production parts or services. Reviews price discrepant invoices and corrects internal records as required.
  • Initiates design review activity with suppliers on all new jobs requiring capital expenditure for tooling.
  • Investigates new sources of supply as required and maintains required supplier data, participates in the supplier selection process through interviews and/or plant visits.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area using the 5S process, and follows all safety policies and procedures.
  • Manages and directs the maintaining of all files and records, normal and computerized, related to purchasing function, i.e. pricing, vendor list, purchase order placement, purchase history, pricing charges for utilization in vendor company communication.
  • May be required by Management to perform other reasonable work-related tasks, and assist with special projects as needed.
  • May be required to work different shifts, hours, overtime and weekends if needed.
  • Prioritize, plan, and coordinate production within ERP system to drive materials demand for the Purchasing department to sustain monthly materials supply.
  • Processes ECR's, deviations, print changes, and other documents to ensure supplier compliance to current specifications.
  • Processes quote requests from various departments to ensure supplier compliance with established PPAP procedures.
  • Provide advice on BOM input for new items and component transitions.
  • Responsible for sustaining ERP system accuracy for planning data which drives materials requirements planning and finished goods scheduling.
  • Responsible for working in accordance with our documented Quality System, and for ensuring that products and services meet the customer's specified requirements.
  • Reviews negative quantity in location report and insures all errors are investigated and corrected.
  • Works closely with all departments' inventory insuring accuracy and accountability.


Minimum Requirements:

Must have a minimum of 2 years' experience working in the area of Procurement. Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) certification beneficial. Must have the ability to handle multiple projects, meet timelines/deadlines. Must have strong data entry abilities, work independently, organize, prioritize, and be highly attentive to detail. Must have excellent communication, team building, interpersonal skills, and able to interact effectively with all levels of staff.


Tramec Hill Fastener is a part of the Tramec LLC family, which has facilities located throughout the United States. Along with competitive pay, our benefits include medical & RX, dental, vision, company matching 401(k), paid vacation, 10 paid holiday's plus much more!


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