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Title:  Direct Buyer


Bedford Park, IL, US, 60501

Company:  Univar USA
Requisition ID:  9591

It starts with great chemistry.

Univar is more than a distribution company – we’re a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world’s most essential industries. Founded in 1924, with global headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, Univar generated $8+ billion in sales in 2016 – securing the #1 market position in North America and the #2 market position in Europe.

Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people – people like you – and today, our worldwide team of more than 8,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. If you’re looking for an experience where your actions will make a positive difference every day, you’ve come to the right place.

Primary Purpose:
Purchases raw material to meet customer requirements.  Purchases done within terms of contract. Works to improve customer service levels and On Time Delivery (OTD) rates.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
• Orders, prices and arranges delivery of materials within terms of contract
• Handles 3rd party order placement & billing (with the exception of direct customer contact & sales order entry)
• Resolves A/P variances & receipt exceptions
• Receives and completes costing inquires
• Reviews costs and terms of contracts
• Calculates cost of materials
• Provides order updates to outside groups upon request
• Performs root cause analysis for delivery failures
Specialized Knowledge/Skills:
• Working knowledge of Univar USA supply chain model, operations capability and sales process as it relates to the role
• Understands and uses the tools provided
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task and problem solve
• Effective communication and collaboration Skills
• Basic PC skills with an emphasis on Excel – UVX /ERP System Skills
• General knowledge of the supplier relationship function
• 0-2 years’ experience with a four year degree 
• Two years supply planning or Univar experience without a four year degree

Univar is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification. 

We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous vacation and sick leave and much more.

Univar encourages qualified Bedford Park residents to apply for employment.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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