When Fortune 500 businesses need advanced, sophisticated electronic manufacturing and engineering to achieve their goals, they look to the seasoned, innovative, and creative minds at Tecnova. Tecnova is a leading manufacturing and engineering firm that employs only the best personnel with track records of success and the intelligence and drive to always outperform and out-deliver. We provide a challenging, fast-paced, and rewarding environment for professionals who are ready to make a strategic career move. Ideal candidates will be seeking more than just a job. If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute your skills and talents at an established, discerning company where your expertise is both valued and expected, please apply. Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Tecnova offers excellent salary packages with 401(k) and medical, dental, and eye care benefits.

    Tecnova specializes in PCB, Electro-Mechanical, and Control Panel Assemblies and are committed to providing our customers with quality products, exceptional services, and on-time delivery.



    • Buyer II / Material Quoter - Supply Chain

    Summary Statement

    • Responsible for driving cost savings, developing and carrying out procurement strategies, and effectively manage supplier relationships.

    Reporting Relationship

    • Reports directly to the Supply Chain Manager


    • Works closely with all departments

    Other  (Travel, working conditions, unusual work schedules, etc.)

    • May require occasional travel (mostly local)
    • The majority of the time will be spent in a modern office/factory with a controlled temperature.
    • Work day consists of a 40 – 45 work week, with extra time as needed (Exempt position)

    Education / Experience / Knowledge / Skills Required

    • Requires Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
    • Requires minimum of 5 years’ experience as buyer in an electronics manufacturing environment
    • Some quoting experience required
    • Current APICS or ISM Certification a plus
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products, with heavy emphasis on Excel required
    • Proficient in MRP/ERP systems required
    • Ability to read a multilevel BOM, drawings, and specifications, preferred
    • Familiarity with outside processing a plus
    • Understanding of PPAP and firm fixed planning a plus
    • Excellent organizational skills, problem solving techniques, and accuracy are essential
    • Excellent math and deductive skills key

    Mental Demands

    • Must be able to function well in a team or group environment
    • Must be able to communicate well, both verbally and written
    • Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize duties
    • Must be able to comprehend and perform duties in accordance with an ISO9001 Quality System

    Physical Demands

    • Eye protection required in production area

    • ESD protection required in production area

    Tools Required

    • Computer, Copy Machine, Telephone, Calculator / Adding Machine

    Buyer II

    • Generates and monitors standard purchase orders and blanket purchase orders for assigned programs
    • Utilizes strategic purchasing practices to ensure both cost and material flow are optimized
    • Purchase order maintenance and reschedules
    • Negotiates with vendors for goods and services, negotiating the best price, quality and service arrangements
    • Develops and recommends new supply sources when required and establishes account/credit and terms
    • Examines bids and recommends awards
    • Establishes account/credit and terms
    • Evaluates and monitors contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations
    • Performs cost analysis with a thorough understanding of cost factors
    • Meet Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and department metrics
    • Works closely with Receiving Department to ensure proper material arrival
    • Works with vendors to ensure timely delivery of goods and material
    • Works with Master Scheduler and Vendors to determine recovery plans when required
    • Complies with all regulations, quality procedures and guidelines
    • Complies with safety and corporate guidelines on business ethics/conflict of interest and information disclosure
    • Completes special projects and compiles special reports as required
    • Provides project status updates and supports Management as needed
    • Participates in daily meetings
    • Additional duties as required

    Materials Quoter

    This position will train to back-up the full time Materials Quoter

    • Reviewing multilevel BOMs, customer drawings and data packages for requirements
    • Quote BOM’s utilizing Quotefx, and by direct contact with Suppliers
    • Downloading, compiling quote data, performing quote analysis and selecting “winners”
    • Rolling up the material quote and providing to sales department
    • Sourcing new suppliers


    • 401(k)
    • Medical, disability, and life insurance

    Location & Shift

    • Waukegan, IL - Tecnova Manufacturing Headquarters
    • First Shift Position

    Additional Requirements

    • No 3rd-party resumes accepted. Principals only – no agencies or contractors
    • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident authorized to work in this country for any employer.  Because of the immediacy of this position, we are unable to sponsor people at this time