Position Details

Job Title:     Purchasing Associate
Job Number:     18-03
Division:     Injection Molding
Date Posted:     04/06/2018

Job Title:                 Purchasing Associate

Date Written:          April 6, 2018

Division:                  Injection Molding

Location:                 Elk Grove Village, IL Office

Supervisor:             Assembly Process Control Manager, Elk Grove Village, IL

FT/PT:                    Full-Time

FLSA:                     Non-Exempt



Toshiba Machine Company, America (“TMA”) has been an Illinois corporation since 1975, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Machine Co., Ltd., a premier manufacturer of a variety of high-quality industrial machinery, including plastic injection molding machines.  The principal responsibility of the Purchasing Associate is to efficiently process purchase orders for the Machine Sales Group and the Parts Department.


Essential Duties:

Purchasing and Inventory Control (Primary):

  • Monitor inventory levels of parts and components associated with both the machine assembly process, as well as the parts department, in order to anticipate and prevent shortages.
  • Prepare requests for bids which provide accurate, detailed information to potential vendors about the products the company seeks to purchase.
  • Seek price quotes from multiple vendors and negotiate to secure the lowest price available on goods of comparable quality.
  • Place orders with adequate lead times to ensure on-time delivery of supplies.
  • Monitor orders in progress to ensure items are delivered according to the time line and specifications.
  • Work with suppliers to address problems which arise, such as items being out of stock.

Any others duties and tasks, consistent with your abilities, which may be assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • At least one year of experience processing purchase orders.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills (both oral and written), and proven ability in developing and maintaining effective internal and external working relationships.
  • Proven organizational skills and highly organized with the ability to work independently and unsupervised.
  • Fully competent with Microsoft Excel, Word and Office.


Preferred Requirements:

  • Bi-lingual capability, written and oral, English / Spanish fluency.
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • Experience with, and knowledge of, injection molding machines and related equipment.


Working Conditions:

  • General office environment.


If you wish to submit your resume for consideration, please email to hr@toshiba-machine.com or fax to 1-847-709-7352 and reference the job number.


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