Indirect Buyer

Published: September 21, 2017
Chicago, IL
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Are you a focused tactical purchasing/procurement professional that can negotiate within the MRO commodities? Do you have substantial understanding of cost drivers and communicate well with suppliers? Would you be interested utilizing your excellent organizational skills and problem-solving dexterity to navigate an exciting transformational period within a company?

If you answered yes to the questions above, then you may be an ideal fit for the Indirect Buyer opportunity with our client, a leading oil and gas manufacturer.


  • Evaluate and process requisitions; prepare purchase orders for an array of materials and services.
  • Execute cost analysis for a variety of categories.
  • Manage local sourcing strategy for assigned categories.
  • Negotiate cost savings across all requisitions and categories.
  • Communicate effectively at all levels to develop and maintain both internal and external stakeholder relationships.


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, procurement or business, preferred.
  • 3+ years experience as Indirect Category Coordinator or Tactical Buyer within the manufacturing sector.
  • Strong ERP/SAP and Microsoft Office skills.
  • Excellent communication, organization, research and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven knowledge of contract fundamentals and negotiation practices.