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Purchasing Administrator at Element

Purchasing Administrator

Element Glendale Heights/IL, IL Full-Time
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Element has an opportunity for a Purchasing Administrator. The main responsibility of this position will be managing Procurement of all materials for various testing laboratories, and for managing the Company vendor's database for North America


  • Process procurement requests to meet operational deadlines
  • Expedite orders and provide delivery updates or order status to requestors
  • Investigate and identify alternative or lower cost suppliers if required
  • Assist Category Managers and provide purchase information when required
  • Transactional price negotiations for non contract goods and services when required
  • Ensure Vendor requests forms are complete and accurate prior to entering them into the ERP System
  • Work closely with Shared Services Centers to ensure requests and issues are responded in a timely manner
  • Prepares reports, spend history, presentations, or other documents from time to time using MS Word, Excel or Powerpoint
  • Monitor and report expiry of vendor's documents such as Liability Insurance Certificates
  • Clerical and Filing Duties as required

Skills / Qualifications

  • Understanding/Background or Diploma in Business, Accounting, Supply Chain or Logistics
  • 1-2 years of procurement and or supply chain experience, along with a willingness to learn as a career pathway
  • PMAC Coursework, working towards SCMP designation is a plus
  • Basic understanding of accounting
  • MS Office Suite (Particulary Excel/Word), and experience and proficiency working with Procurement and/or Finance information systems
  • Must be a fast learner
  • Ability to worker autonomously under minimal supervision
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Negotiating ability, highly organized, time sensitive and good communication skills a must


Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.

All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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