Purchasing Associate

at Group O in Rock Island, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Group O is searching for a Purchasing Associate to join our team! The Purchasing Associate is responsible for monitoring current inventory levels and managing part replenishments.

Primary Tasks:

+ Monitoring inventory levels

+ Reviewing customer-specific inventory levels

+ Performing analysis of inventory levels for replenishment

+ Purchasing direct materials

+ Requesting purchase quotes (when required)

+ Maintaining current part-specific purchasing information

+ Generating and submitting purchase orders

+ Working with suppliers on target and expedited delivery dates

+ Monitoring on-time delivery

+ Working with suppliers on late deliveries

+ Monitoring and communicating status of back orders

+ Validating and processing invoices for payment

+ Purchasing indirect materials (if applicable)

+ Generating and submitting purchase orders for non-sellable items from a purchase requisition, areas such as, but not limited to:

+ Facilities, maintenance and office supplies

+ Working with suppliers on expected receipt dates and late deliveries

Secondary Tasks:

+ Maintaining a safe, clean and orderly work area

+ Participating in physical inventories as needed

+ Other duties as assigned.


+ Minimum two years related experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


+ Flexibility in daily hours worked based on workloads.

+ Ability to travel (infrequently)

+ Ability to sit for an extended period of time.

+ Purchasing and accounting knowledge

+ Understanding of inventory management practices and procedures

+ Basic user abilities in Microsoft Office Suite

+ Ability to learn and work with Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) software.

+ Ability to follow work instructions and procedures.

+ Strong organizational skills

+ Ability to work in a team environment.

+ Excellent math skills

+ Problem solving ability.

Desired Traits:

+ Self-motivated

+ Strong attention to detail


+ High school degree or equivalent (associate or bachelor’s degree preferred)

Group O is an end-to-end business process outsourcing provider offering a wide range of innovative, technologically driven marketing, supply chain, and packaging solutions. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Milan, IL, Group O is one of the largest Hispanic-owned companies in the United States with more than 1,200 employees both domestic and internationally. To learn more, visit

Group O is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Our employment practices are based upon an individual’s capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.

ID: 2023-5308

Division: Supply Chain

External Company URL:

Street: 2916 78th Avenue W

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Job Posting: JC246555702

Posted On: Aug 26, 2023

Updated On: Sep 29, 2023

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