Element Materials Technology

Purchasing Administrator

Job Locations US-IL-Glendale Heights


Element has an opportunity for a Purchasing Administrator. The main responsibility of this position will be managing Procurement of all materials for various testing laboratories, and for managing the Company vendor's database for North America



  • Process procurement requests to meet operational deadlines
  • Expedite orders and provide delivery updates or order status to requestors
  • Investigate and identify alternative or lower cost suppliers if required
  • Assist Category Managers and provide purchase information when required
  • Transactional price negotiations for non contract goods and services when required
  • Ensure Vendor requests forms are complete and accurate prior to entering them into the ERP System
  • Work closely with Shared Services Centers to ensure requests and issues are responded in a timely manner
  • Prepares reports, spend history, presentations, or other documents from time to time using MS Word, Excel or Powerpoint
  • Monitor and report expiry of vendor's documents such as Liability Insurance Certificates
  • Clerical and Filing Duties as required

Skills / Qualifications

  • Understanding/Background or Diploma in Business, Accounting, Supply Chain or Logistics
  • 1-2 years of procurement and or supply chain experience, along with a willingness to learn as a career pathway
  • PMAC Coursework, working towards SCMP designation is a plus
  • Basic understanding of accounting
  • MS Office Suite (Particulary Excel/Word), and experience and proficiency working with Procurement and/or Finance information systems
  • Must be a fast learner
  • Ability to worker autonomously under minimal supervision
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Negotiating ability, highly organized, time sensitive and good communication skills a must


Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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