Direct Buyer in Bourbonnais, IL at Nucor Grating

Date Posted: 7/4/2018

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Job Description

Division:  Nucor Grating Bourbonnais

Nucor Grating is North America’s leading grating and related products manufacturer and it was founded with the basic belief that every person can and does make a difference. Nucor Grating has grown significantly in the past several years through acquisitions and new operations bringing together a large family of brands and teammates who share this basic belief. Like our parent company, Nucor, our Vision is focused on our teammates.

Nucor Grating is growing and we are seeking to hire a Buyer, Direct Materials to join our team in Bourbonnais, IL. As a Buyer, the primary responsibility will be the procurement of all raw materials to ensure an uninterrupted flow of materials to support the manufacturing requirements. Previous purchasing experience in the steel industry is a strong asset.


  • Plan and purchase raw materials for all US locations.
  • Coordination and expediting of purchase orders.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels, request for quotations (RFQ’s), and identifying opportunities to minimize costs whenever possible.
  • Coordination of materials required for work orders in the future and for current requirements.
  • Expedite raw material delivery to meet changing production schedules.
  • Must be comfortable using excel and inventory control system to enter data daily.
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining vendor files.
  • Assist in identifying needs and implementing solutions.
  • Participate in supplier negotiations and develop cost savings programs in price and total applied costs.
  • Maintain accurate data of raw material, suppliers, and components within ERP system.
  • Collaboration with other departments and plant locations to maximize efficient use of raw material.
  • Manage the logistics for intercompany transfers and assist with customs documentation for clearance.

Perform other duties as needed. 


  • Qualified candidates should have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum 5 years of purchasing experience.
  • Experience with ERP systems and inventory control processes.


  • Post-secondary education in a related field.
  • Experience in steel industry preferred but not required.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of proficiency with various computer programs, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Solid interpersonal skills and comfortable working with all departments and customers.
  • Adaptable/flexible and comfortable with change.
  • Strong commitment to Safety in all job aspects.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks effectively, very detail oriented.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and contribute effectively in a team environment.
  • Formal purchasing training or certification considered an asset 
  • Nucor Grating is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Nucor Grating is committed to providing accommodations for applications with disabilities; please contact us if you require an accommodation during the recruitment process.
Nucor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vets – and a drug – free workplace.

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Nucor Grating is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vet - and a Drug Free Workplace


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