• Elgin, IL

Website Supply Chain

We are seeking an entry level purchasing assistant for an electrical contractor headquartered in Elgin, IL.

Under the direction of the purchasing manager, purchasing assistant will assist in all areas: purchasing order entry, returns, shipping, receiving, handling materials, and vendor relations. Individual must have the ability to work with and handle electrical materials. The purchasing assistant must be comfortable working in a fast paced environment, working on multiple projects a day. Assistant must be a career minded individual, with strong team ideals and want to have a positive impact on the financial growth and profits of the company.

Good pay with excellent benefits. Offers a great opportunity for growth.


  • Purchasing Assistant supports the Purchasing Manager on all steps of process
  • Requests for pricing
  • Updating projects vendor lists
  • Keep the office organized
  • Organize all paperwork for vendors
  • Process purchase orders, change orders and notices to proceed
  • Create and maintain files
  • Research invoice or purchase order issues as needed
  • Prepare bid packages

Requirements/Qualifications – Purchasing Assistant

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment without compromising safety
  • Ability to handle electrical materials
  • Ability to complete routine shipping and receiving process
  • Learn and perform computer entry
  • Basic understanding of the role of procurement and how procurement creates value for the company
  • Proficiency in manipulating basic reports and spreadsheets
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong team focus


  • Electrical industry material experience preferred 
  • Understanding of the role of vendors and how it creates value within the business
  • Basic quantitative and analytical skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Basic kills in using Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Outlook and Excel


We offer our team members a comprehensive employment package which includes:

  • Career growth opportunities
  • Strong safety culture with training
  • Competitive wage(s)
  • Performance based bonus eligibility
  • 401(k) plan w/ company match up to 4%
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid vacation time
  • Eligibility for health benefits which includes:
    • Medical insurance – shared cost
    • Company paid dental insurance
    • Company paid vision insurance
    • Company paid life insurance and AD&D insurance
    • Company paid short term disability insurance
    • Optional life insurance for you, your spouse and children
    • Optional long term disability insurance
  • Annual recycle bonus eligibility
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Social activities
    • Holiday party, BBQ’s fun all hands on meetings, golf outings, contests, etc.
  • Charitable activities
    • Make-A-Wish Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and others
  • Open door policy
  • Annual performance reviews.
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