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Specialist, Supply Chain in Aurora, IL at OSI Group

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Aurora, IL
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Under general supervision is responsible for sourcing and ordering ingredients or supplies necessary for all production at assigned facilities or for assigned product categories that meet established organization quality, cost and timing needs. Serves as primary company representative with vendors in assigned area of responsibility.


(i.e., Policies, procedures, goals, etc. for which you are responsible.)

  • Working with facility, sales, quality and product development staff, identify qualifying vendors and make recommendations to management within established criteria. Engage with customers during product development phase or when issues arise as subject matter expert with regards to ingredient supply.
  • Manage vendor relationship by working with vendor representatives on quality, cost and delivery issues or new product needs; resolving simple to moderately complex issues while referring complex issues to next higher level.
  • Review vendor contracts to ensure that contracts meet established organization standards; referring new or varied contracts for further legal review.
  • Develop and recommend alternate sourcing strategies and vendors for use when primary vendor fails due to a variety of circumstances; decision to implement alternate source to be made by next higher level.
  • Research and analyze pricing variances and develop and recommend action plans to ensure most favorable pricing under changing economic, availability, and production need circumstances.
  • Identify external price and market indices for use in measuring internal buying, supplier performance, and market trends. Track internal and external data, develop performance reports, and prepare performance reports according to a routine schedule.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness, Food Science, Economics, or related field or equivalent analytic ability, written and verbal communication skills, and purchasing skills acquired through working.
  • Thorough understanding of protein supply chains and their impact on organization needs.
  • Thorough understanding of the food manufacturing process and the role of supply chain within that process.
  • Ability to build effective relationships with individuals at all levels of the internal organization and external vendors and customers.
  • Ability to influence and persuade where no direct authority exists.
  • Ability to present information and proposals to an audience.

OSI believes all persons have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. It is the policy of OSI  to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, national origin, gender, race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on merit, qualifications and business needs. OSI participates in the E-Verify program.