R.S. Hughes Company, Inc.
  • - Purchasing
  • Carol Stream, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Purchasing Specialist


Job Overview:

The Purchasing Specialist is a contributing member of the Regional Purchasing Team.  You will be assigned multiple R.S. Hughes branch locations to manage inventory levels, buy and confirm PO's daily, and ensure proper OP/OQ levels are set.


  • Weekly buys & confirmations.

  • Send Inside Sales Manager a copy of all PO's issued daily.  

  • Update OP/OQ's daily and regularly review product groups to make changes.  

  • Communicate to the local branch any OP/OQ's moving to 0/0.

  • Communicate with the Inside Sales Manager on OP/OQ changes are made through the admin module. 

  • Regular communication with the Inside Sales Manager must take place to ensure an understanding and familiarity with stocked items at the division. 

  • Review backorder report on a weekly basis.



  • High school Diploma or GED

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • 3+ years Purchasing experience

  • Proficient with purchasing software

  • Excellent communication, attention to detail, and organizational skills

**Well-qualified candidates may have the ability to work remotely**



Our merit-based salary/bonus program offers exceptional growth opportunities. We provide a comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, wellness benefit, short & long-term disability plans, paid vacation, paid parental leave, and a 401(k) retirement savings plan with company matching from day 1.


Who We Are:

Founded in 1954, R.S. Hughes Co., Inc. is a dynamic, North American distributor of industrial supplies. With 50+ locations in the United States and Mexico, we maintain an extensive inventory of adhesives, abrasives, electrical, static control, tapes, labeling and safety products. We are proud to represent products from leading manufacturing companies including 3M, Henkel Loctite, Momentive, Brady, Kimberly Clark, and many others. We specialize in sales and service solutions to manufacturing companies in both OEM and MRO applications.


Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status or any other basis protected by state, federal or local law.  It is the intent of the Company to comply with all applicable federal, state and local legislation concerning equal opportunity in employment.

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