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Contract Buyer

Company: Broadwind Energy, Inc.
Location: Cicero
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Brad Foote Gearing is looking for a Contract Buyer to join our team in Cicero, IL. This position is responsible for effective administration of materials, requisitions, placement and expediting of purchase orders for assigned commodities, supplies or services. Duration of assignment is three months with opportunity to extend and potentially lead to full-time employment.


  • Develop and manage supply base for assigned commodities to achieve quality, delivery, and cost goals
  • Negotiate pricing, terms, and conditions of purchases to achieve Lowest Total Cost
  • Manage long-term and short-term contracts for goods and services with vendors
  • Follow purchasing procedures as per the Brad Foote Gearing Quality Management System and ISO 9015 documented SOP's
  • Collect data on existing and potential suppliers and report on delivery and quality metrics
  • Ensure timely receipt of materials and services, while minimizing working capital exposure
  • Promote and provide internal/external communication between Brad Foote Gearing and their suppliers
  • Maintain a positive and ethical working relationship with all vendors and suppliers
  • Develop and implement inventory control processes for assigned commodities
  • Implement/carry out continuous improvement of work methods and systems
  • Travel can be overnight and last minute



  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Materials Management, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Technical area, related field or equivalent experience preferred
  • 3 years' successful experience in Purchasing or Materials Management function preferred
  • CPM or CPIM a plus

Specialized Skills/Knowledge/Ability

  • Specific knowledge in the areas of business/contract law, cost accounting, and continuous improvement techniques
  • Problem-solving & negotiation skills
  • Above average Microsoft Office skills

Broadwind is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit our website at to learn more.

Keywords: Broadwind Energy, Inc., Cicero , Contract Buyer, Other , Cicero, Illinois

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