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), PTO, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits.

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

    Career Description:

    Tecnova Electronics is seeking an experienced Buyer II who is responsible for driving cost savings, developing and carrying out procurement strategies, and effectively manage supplier relationships.


    • 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.
    • Supports Management as needed.
    • Additional duties as required.


    Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • 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

    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.


    • 401(k)
    • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
    • PTO

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