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Purchasing Manager

1131 Arnold Street, United States | Chicago Heights | Full-time

Job Description


Responsible for the purchasing and storeroom function at the Chicago Heights facility which includes procurement of raw material, supplies, parts and utilities. This position is also responsible for contract and pricing negotiations, expediting orders, seeking best price/terms on orders, and ensuring correct inventory levels at all times.  Also enters purchase orders and assists with CAPEX activities. Organize the workloads of assigned staff, delegate responsibilities and supervise day-to day operations.


  • ·Responsible for managing, coordinating, an efficient/effective purchase order process with consideration for total cost, quality, delivery and policy/procedure.
  • Handles day-to-day purchasing activities with suppliers.  Coordinates this process, when necessary, with other plants or Corporate. 
  • Responsible for issuing purchase order to procure commodities, supplies and services from supply resources.
  • Assists in strategic sourcing initiative and coordination of contractual issues, long-term supply agreements, annual contracts, frame contracts, etc.
  • Responsible for raw material and storeroom inventories, proper stocking levels and critical spare parts availability.  Identify and eliminate waste within the organization.
  • Ensure timely and accurate receipt of incoming materials and service. Expedite orders when necessary.
  • Ensure chemicals and flammables are stored according to OSHA/EPA standards.  Maintain SDS sheets and SDS program.
  • Ensure vendors meet expectations of quality and delivery.
  • Participate in year-end physical inventory.
  • Participate in month end close.




  • Qualifications / Credentials: High School Diploma or Equivalent, College degree preferred
  • Prior work experience in purchasing/buyer position in a manufacturing environment, preferred in an ISO certified facility.
  • Demonstrate ability to read, write, and understand instructions in English – maintain logs and records
  • Demonstrate ability to perform arithmetical calculations
  • Demonstrate strong leadership, communication, and organizing skills
  • Demonstrate ability to use ERP systems such as SAP
  • Demonstrate ability to use Microsoft office suite


  • Willing and able to work standard business/office hours
  • Actively involved in project work and process improvements.
  • Able to complete assignments in acceptable timeframes.
  • Values-Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Innovation & Teamwork
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Able to handle pressure of time constraints in performing work
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Dependable, punctual and attentive
  • Patience and diplomacy in dealing with others
  • Communicates clearly and effectively with all levels within the organization and uses plain language to make information accessible.
  • Is comfortable speaking in front of people, using tact and nuanced speech
  • Able to follow all departmental S.O.P’s
  • Able to follow plant rules, safety rules, good housekeeping practices, GMPs, and GDPs

Additional Information


  • Continuous Use of Computer and office equipment, Hand , Eye-hand coordination, Vision.
  • Frequent use of Hearing, Talking, Standing, Sitting, Walking
  • Occasional use of ANSI approved Safety Glasses, Color Distinction, Lifting/ Carrying, Pushing/ Pulling, Climbing, Bending/ Stooping, Squatting, Reaching, Variable and/or Extreme temperatures, and Exposure to potential dangerous conditions- all below OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL)                 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is the global partner for pharmaceutics, biotech, healthcare, and cosmetics with a very broad product range for pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging solutions and drug delivery systems. The company is an innovative solution provider from concept to delivery of the end product. Gerresheimer achieves its ambitious goals through a high level of innovative strength, industrial competence and concentration on quality and customer focus. In developing innovative and sustainable solutions, Gerresheimer relies on a comprehensive international network with numerous innovation and production centers in Europe, America and Asia. Gerresheimer produces close to its customers worldwide with around 11,000 employees and generated annual revenues in 2022 of EUR 1.8bn. With its products and solutions, Gerresheimer plays an essential role in people's health and well-being.

Equal rights

All applicants are considered without any regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status or membership, or any other legally protected status.

Interested? Apply today!