Purchasing Manager


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Chicago, IL
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Switchcraft® is a U.S. manufacturer of connectors, jacks, plugs, molded cable assemblies, patchbays, and switches. Our products are used in a wide variety of industries including medical, GPS, process control, transportation, homeland security, broadcast and pro audio. We are conveniently located on the northwest side of Chicago.

We are currently searching for an experienced Purchasing Manager to head our procurement group. The position supervises the activity of four purchasing professionals in our Chicago and Villa Park locations. The major commodities which are purchased at Switchcraft include plastic resin, base metals, electrical cabling, electroplating services, printed circuit boards, zinc die cast housings and small machined brass components. Candidates for this position must demonstrate prior successes at reducing cost, improving quality, and reducing supplier lead time through their purchasing activity.


  • Bachelors Degree
  • APICS certification preferred
  • 5 years experience in purchasing management or quality management  
  • Experience with Microsoft Nav
  • Preferred experience in Unipoint
  • Proficient with Word and Excel
  • Proven leadership skills as a manager or supervisor

EOE M/F/Disabled/Vet

This company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status.