Buyer Planner
Fast-Rite International, Inc. - Glendale Heights, IL

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Position is responsible for the procurement of inventory both domestically and internationally. Ideal candidate will manage a strong network of reliable and quality-focused suppliers that ensure Fast-Rite has adequate inventory to support our growing customer base. Must be a strong team player and work collaboratively with sales, managers and supply chain to deliver strong internal and external customer satisfaction.

  • Executes purchase orders including review for completeness and accuracy before submitting to suppliers.
  • Manages delivery and follow-ups on errors, billing, quality, packaging, or related problems.
  • Meets with suppliers to assess: ability to meet quality requirements; suitability of product, price, and delivery capabilities; existing problems; or solidify working relationships.
  • Acts as liaison between supplier base and other departmental personnel to resolve existing problems, reduce total costs, and maintain quality and delivery requirements.
  • Requests and monitors receipt of material and plating certifications and certificates of origin as needed.
  • Resolves purchasing problems resulting from changed schedules and engineering changes.
  • Investigates and processes quality rejections of procured items as per the Supplier Quality Rating System.
  • Generates cost savings in accordance with purchasing team goals.
  • Other duties as assigned

Internal / External Cooperation:

  • Maintain contact with all suppliers to ensure high levels of satisfaction and productivity.
  • Demonstrate ability to interact and cooperate with all company employees.
  • Cross-trains on other assignments to ensure adequate coverage.
  • Maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values.


  • 3-5 years minimum purchasing experience required
  • Must have ability to calculate figures (discounts, gross margin percentages).
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Fastener knowledge a plus but not required.
  • Works with a high-degree of urgency and is deadline/timeline driven.
  • Must have high degree of confidence and professionalism.
  • Must be superior communicator, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be Excel proficient with skills in other Microsoft applications.
  • Should possess strong telephone skills.
  • Should have related experience in software, Internet searching, and sourcing.
  • Strong understanding of customer, suppliers and market dynamics.

. SAP/ERP experience required

This position is salaried with overtime as required.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes: medical/dental, life, vision, profit sharing and 401k, vacation and paid holidays.

About this company
Founded in 1992, Fast-Rite International Inc. is committed to supplying our customers with the highest quality fasteners and industrial...