Contract Administrator

Location: Peoria, IL Posted Date: August 12, 2017
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Employer Job Id: 2654 CareerMine Job Id: 1372894


  • Controls Purchase Order placement and maintenance with suppliers for $15 - 18 million per year in assigned commodities. Shares responsibility for $3 - 5 million per month in inventory of assigned commodities. May directly supervise purchasing department clerical or support personnel.

Purchase Order Administration for assigned commodities:

  • Planning Orders to current requirements
  • Placement with suppliers
  • Releases against blanket purchase orders
  • Determination of delivery lot sizes
  • Inventory Control for assigned commodities via maintenance of manufacturing system planning policies.
  • Insure that correct and current technical data is dispatched with each purchase order as required.
  • Provide additional levels of control for critical or high value materials via PC based spreadsheets or data bases. These instruments to accurately reflect data from the primary electronic management system.
  • Administer the processing of rejected materials in a timely fashion:
  • Rework in house as required
  • Returns to suppliers
  • Reordering to replace unusable inventory
  • Supplier recovery of scrap and rework
  • Expedite assigned commodities when expediter is unable to obtain an acceptable delivery date.
  • Resolve receiving or invoicing discrepancies.
  • All duties and responsibilities of the position are to be approached with the goal of realizing continuous direct or indirect cost and inventory reductions.
  • Monitor supplier performance reports and recommend corrective action where required.
  • Make field trips to suppliers as required to maintain optimum relationships in respect to product or communications issues.


  • B.S. in Business Administration, Industrial Management, or Engineering, plus 2 - 3 years’ experience in Purchasing or Materials Management or 3 - 5 years of related industrial Purchasing experience.
  • Ability to be an effective negotiator.
  • Basic understanding of the technology involved in the production or processing of assigned commodities.

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