Careers at RTC

Buyer (Injection Molding)

  • Job Location

    Rolling Meadows IL USA

  • Education

    Bachelor’s Degree (in a business-related field)

  • HR Contact

    Robin Yoder

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Job Description

 

Key Responsibilities

Primary deliverables will include the following:

 

  • Define key opportunities and purchasing strategies for a chosen portfolio.
  • Lead and implement projects and action plans through the development of dependable and competitive suppliers.
  • Initiate and manage key domestic and offshore purchases.
  • Identify and support the qualification of alternate/new sources of supply.
  • Support Estimating Department in the preparation of estimates, as required.
  • Implement processes that will ensure compliance to all global, state and federal shipping regulations involving our products. 
  • Recommend alternate processes for manufacturing or materials used in order to improve costs, quality, lead time, and overall value. 
  • Negotiate contracts on a regional and global level within defined portfolio.
  • Perform supplier evaluations and implement corrective actions.
  • Maintain detailed current professional knowledge using various external and internal resources.  Offer training, subject matter expertise, and assistance to other purchasing personnel, and other RTC associates.
  • Work with the team to enhance productivity through the implementation of new tools and processes.
  • Special projects as assigned or required.

 

 

Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in a business-related field).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in domestic and/or offshore purchasing, with applicable direct material purchasing experience.    
  • Expertise in offshore (APAC, Mexico, Europe) purchasing and supply chain management of bulk components and finished goods.
  • Depth of knowledge of global market conditions and the impact to the specific cost drivers of those products under her/his responsibility.
  • Proven project management skills to facilitate and complete project objectives on schedule, achieving required results.
  • Strong negotiation skills, striving for best results related to cost, quality, and customer shipping requirements.
  • Proven knowledge of demand management and replenishment principles and tools, and the ability to execute such principles.
  • Knowledge of operations/business system software and the proven ability to support business requirements with detailed analytics.
  • Proven leadership capabilities with the ability to coordinate and communicate activities between internal departments as well as with external suppliers.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) are required. 
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, as needed.