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ATS Company:  Sortimat
Requisition ID:  3888

Rolling Meadows, IL, US, 60008-3833

Date:  Apr 22, 2021

Junior Buyer

ATS Life Sciences Chicago is a fast paced, exciting and progressive company experiencing incredible growth! We are currently looking for reliable, ambitious and hardworking employees to join our team. As a company, we pride ourselves on building a culture that values employees and promotes innovation, diversity, excellence in communication and commitment to personal/professional growth. Join our team and you will find we advocate a healthy working environment and opportunities to experience the rewards of contributing to a proactive and competent team. 

The Junior Buyer will be responsible for sourcing and purchasing of commodity type and sub-contracted labor to achieve departmental goals and objectives.  



  • Process purchasing documentation (i.e. requisitions, purchase orders, cancellation forms, continual improvement reports) in accordance with ATS policies and procedures in JD Edwards for all job, spare part and service related material.
  • Track, monitor and maintain purchase order deliveries to drive on-time delivery to production schedules.
  • Expedite purchase orders based on input from project teams.
  • Review part blueprints, understand type of subcontract work required and choose optimal sub-contract vendor.
  • Negotiate prices, discounts, and delivery arrangements with suppliers.
  • Identify problems with suppliers regarding costs, quality, quantity and delivery of goods purchased; consult with buyer or senior buyer prior to expediting.
  • Keep informed of new sources of supply for materials and services.
  • Perform on-going review of product and services to identify new opportunities for cost savings; present to manager for feedback.
  • Resolve invoicing discrepancies and approve for payment.
  • Review historical and other benchmarking data to identify opportunities for competitive pricing.
  • Understand the importance of maintaining accurate enterprise resource planning (ERP) records with vendor master, item masters, and fully understand MRP for full achievement of reporting features tied to supply chain roles.  Create a maintenance process.
  • Adhere to all International Standardization (ISO) procedures and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.
  • Full compliance to the terms and conditions within the employee signed work from home policy.
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A post-secondary degree in purchasing or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in purchasing within a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Working knowledge Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems required; JD Edwards preferred.

Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future! Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with the Life Science Chicago division at ATS. We attract some of the most talented and motivated individuals from a range of fields, with our global offering and growth opportunities as we expand throughout the world.  We want you to be a part of our TEAM!!!  Watch us work here! 


Work in an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.


Benefits ATS Life Sciences Chicago offers:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits (including health, dental vision and employee assistance program)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan Eligibility
  • 401k with employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Annual paid volunteer day off
  • Fully climate-controlled environment
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • And more!

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