DuPont Sourcing Associate in Gibson City, Illinois

Sourcing Associate (Job Number: 200710W-01)


DuPont Nutrition & Health is a global leader in the food industry addressing the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced microbial diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food. The range of food ingredients and solutions provided through the global network of food scientists and technologist in DuPont help provide enhanced bio-protection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact, meeting the needs of manufacturers of food, beverages and dietary supplements.

The DuPont Gibson City location is seeking a Sourcing Associate who will be responsible for using their knowledge of business needs, procurement processes, negotiation strategy and execution, logistics and vendor management to develop procurement plans based on short and long-term business needs. In addition to assuring adequate supply of materials and services to the business. Procurement processes are implemented and maintained to assure proper controls and efficient use of resources. The Sourcing Associate will provide tactical execution, support and functional back up for site Sourcing functions working under general supervision.

The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining accurate and current databases of approved suppliers, materials, carriers and rates.

  • Submit SAP requisitions and execute purchase orders for materials and services.

  • Tracking and expediting delivery of materials and services

  • Assisting the buyer in preparing purchase agreements, placing orders

  • Maintain knowledge of leveraged agreements and suppliers

  • Perform routine office management activities.

  • Assisting in identifying and selecting suppliers for site materials and services


  • High School diploma is required, An Associate’s in Accounting or Business is preferred

  • Up to 2 years of related working experience is required, 1 year of purchasing or equivalent work is experience is highly preferred

The following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are required:

Knowledge of:

  • Microsoft Office Software (Excel)

  • SAP

  • Office practices and procedures

  • Procurement policy and procedures

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing

  • Work effectively in a team environment

  • Work in time sensitive environment and on multiple tasks

  • Communicate with suppliers and internal customers in a clear, professional and positive manner

  • Understand instructions and execute with accuracy and timeliness

Primary Location: NA-United States-Illinois-Gibson City

Organization: Nutrition and Health

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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