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Purchasing Specialist (Closed)

Date Posted: 3/10/2020

Job #1572509
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job ID: 1572509 Location:  Philadelphia, PA 19406 Lucas Group has partnered with one of the largest and most successful specialty chemical manufacturers in the world to identify a Purchasing Specialist to join their dynamic team.  The Purchasing Specialist’s primary responsibilities will revolve around purchasing high quality materials & services in a cost-effective manner, while ensuring that production demands & timely deliveries are met. Core Functionalities:

  • Executes purchase orders to meet all delivery and specification requirements. Maintains and updates all purchase order and vendor requirements in SAP and in planning tools.
  • Solicits suppliers, requests bids, negotiates price, and implements arrangements for materials and services needed.
  • Closely manages system data (pricing, lead times, dates, etc.) to ensure accuracy and monitor s orders to ensure vendor commitments and/or expedite needs are fulfilled.
  • Attends meetings and updates planning and production teams on issues or concerns, when there is a risk which could prevent the organization meeting internal and external customer demands.
  • Communicates clearly to the Planning and Production teams pertaining to delivery requirements to meet production schedules.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business or related field and/or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in the chemical industry a plus.
  • Position requires a minimum of 3 years of experience in purchasing raw materials, packaging materials, equipment and supplies with demonstrated success in negotiating optimal pricing terms and working on teams.
  • Working knowledge of SAP.
  • CPM or APICS certification preferred.