Supply Chain Associate

Location: Sandoval, Illinois
Opening ID: 31641
Job Family: Procurement and Materials
Date Posted: Jun 21, 2024


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

Team Fenex, an Altec subsidiary, was formed in 1993 by a dedicated group who wanted to bring quality equipment to the Telephone Industry. Continuing its 30-year relationship with Communication Companies, Fenex also expanded to Cable and Power Utilities.


Altec, family-owned since 1929, has the reach and resources of a large organization with the heart of a local firm. “More than just building equipment, we also build relationships.” In addition to our 8 major manufacturing facilities, Altec has three final assembly plants, 40+ service centers and an extensive network of mobile service technicians providing aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes, and specialty equipment in over 100 countries around the world, all proudly Made in America.

Why Altec Fenex?

  • Enjoy a great small-team environment with a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day!
  • Fast-paced autonomy within a cohesive organization
  • All the camaraderie of a smaller facility with all the benefits of a large organization    
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits including affordable medical options, dental and vision care, matching 401(k), company-paid Basic Life, wellness programs, company events, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, paid parental leave
  • Values that include Enjoyment of Work and Family Time
  • Growth & development encouraged within Altec



Assists supply chain team in procuring materials, supplies, and/or services, with close supervision and oversight.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  (Examples of work performed – responsibilities listed do not necessarily apply to all positions in this job title).
• Prepare and process purchase orders (Auto Creates)
• Data organization
• Communicate and coordinate with suppliers
• All other duties as assigned
• High School Diploma or equivalent required.
• Experience required:
o External: 2 years applicable experience.
o Internal: 1 year Altec experience, Supply Chain functions preferred.
o      APICS Certification counts as one year of experience
• Microsoft Office suite experience required.
• Knowledge of supply chain principles and concepts preferred.

  • Good attention to detail to ensure all purchase orders are accurate
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Math skills to make sure all calculations are correct and avoid any unforeseen losses for the company
  • Build relationships with suppliers and negotiate with them for the best pricing.
  • Determining the required materials and generating purchase orders.
  • Ensuring the consistent and adequate supply of materials necessary for production.
  • Scheduling the supply and delivery of materials and products.
  • Dealing with inventory issues, schedule changes, and cancellations.
  • Communicating with vendors to ensure timely delivery of goods.
  • Meeting and collaborating with management to assess reliability of suppliers and vendors, and to identify solutions for ongoing problems.
  • Performing clerical duties and maintaining accurate records and files of activities.


• Must be customer service oriented
• Must be able to maintain company confidentiality
• Should be able to handle stress and deadlines
• Must be willing to participate in Continuous Improvement Initiatives
Responsibility for Safety:  Safety In everything we do

Responsibility to Prevent Errors: Avoid serious consequences resulting from errors.

Mental Alertness: Continuous attention to all job functions ensuring quality products

Communication with Others: Requires outside and inside contacts to carry out company policy and programs; Improper handling will have considerable effect on operational results; Must often deal with matters requiring explanation, persuasion and obtaining of approvals


Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Program
  • Retirement 401(k) Traditional or Roth Program Options with Company Match
  • Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
  • Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance including Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Additional Wellness Programs and Rewards Available

EEO Statement

Altec Industries, Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain affirmative action plans to recruit, retain, develop, and promote qualified individuals without unlawful consideration of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Altec strives to maintain a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, where associates are treated with respect and dignity.