Procurement Specialist

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Libertyville, IL, United States

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30+ days ago

Job Title: Procurement Specialist

Reporting to (role): Procurement Manager

Department: Operations

Location: EVBOX Libertyville

Powering our sustainable future, together

We live in an era where electric mobility is “the new normal.” Whereas over the past decade, electric vehicles were only for the few, today they are for everyone. Welcome to the electric era. Enter EVBox.

Founded in 2010, EVBox empowers forward-thinking businesses to build a sustainable future by providing flexible and scalable electric vehicle charging solutions. With its offering of residential, commercial, and fast charging stations, as well as scalable charging management software, EVBox ensures that electric mobility is accessible to everyone.

We believe in a future where daily transportation is emission-free and sustained by smart charging infrastructure. That’s why we’ve made it our goal to accelerate the adoption of electric mobility by bringing the most accessible and scalable charging solutions to the world. However, the transition from gas to electric cars will change a great deal of what we know about transportation.

The growth and success of EVBox is driven by the passion and dedication of everyone in the company. Today, EVBox has grown into an international team across multiple offices in Europe and the United States, with hundreds of driven professionals from different walks of life working for us.

About the Team:

The Procurement Specialist will be part of the Operations Team in Libertyville. The Operations Team includes Production, Logistics, Procurement and Quality. This group is responsible for building EV charging stations for EVBOX in the United States.

Job Description:

The Procurement Specialist will search and buy goods and services needed for Production and Operations activities at EVBOX, including indirect procurement. These goods and materials must comply with the specifications and quality expected. The right candidate is comfortable negotiating prices, contacting suppliers and making sure that suppliers deliver as per the requested dates. This role updates purchasing information in SAP, collects the information needed for set up of new vendors and gathers information required for contracts and agreements. This position is a crucial point of contact between Production, Operations and suppliers.

The Procurement Specialist will run reports that will allow EVBOX to be very proactive with our suppliers.

About the role:

The Procurement Specialist is the point of contact for the suppliers. This person will make sure that our suppliers deliver the orders on time as requested.

· Run expected incoming deliveries weekly and ensure that the Purchase Orders delivery dates of the next two weeks are confirmed with the suppliers for timely deliveries.

· Compare vendor acknowledgements to purchase orders sent and enter the acknowledgements data into SAP.

· Advises on existing or potential problems and communicate them to the Procurement Manager.

· Work with Finance for resolving invoice issues and discrepancies with suppliers.

· Update prices and information on PIRs (Product Information Record).

· Coordinate with suppliers the delivery plans for shipments that will be delayed or need to be expedited.

· Run report on late deliveries. Send report to Supplier Performance Engineer.

· Vendor set up process, externally with vendor and internally with Finance and Legal.

· Place orders for Indirect Procurement and general office supplies

· Update incoming shipments by PO, date, and product in the Logistics Control Sheet

· Perform clerical duties and act as a backup/support for the Production Planner and Operations

  • Respond to supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations.
  • Work with Receiving and Vendors to resolve any shipping errors.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Position is located in the Libertyville office.

About you

Education requirements

· High school diploma or GED

Experience requirements

· Two or more years of experience in a similar position

· Experience working with MS Office and any ERP Software (SAP is a plus)

Physical requirements

· Ability to lift 25 lbs

· Visual acuity

· Color acuity

Skills required

· High school diploma or GED

· Self-motivated with a positive attitude.

· Ability to work with minimal supervision.

· Ability to work with a team

· Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially with Excel

· Excellent listening, verbal, and written communication skills

· Attention to detail

· Ability to manage multiple projects while delivering on established guidelines.

· Experience with SAP or any other ERP system is desirable.

What to Expect from Us

· At EVBox, we believe that when people feel valued and rewarded, their potential is unlimited. We offer competitive salaries and review remuneration packages regularly to ensure that our pay always positively reflects performance. Furthermore, our benefits offering includes health & wellbeing, insurance benefits, retirement programs, as well as service awards – not to mention various social and recreational activities, some of which are location specific. We are also constantly improving our benefits offering to meet the needs of our workforce. Globally, we offer the following benefits as standard:

· Full Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance

· 401K with match


· 10 days of PTO

· 2 holiday swap days

● 11 holidays

● WFH allowance for the days you work from home

● WFH budget to set up a home office

● Annual Personal Development budget to be spent on external courses/trainings

● Commuting allowance

● Lease cars (only for certain roles)

● Quarterly team building budget available

● Leadership coaching & training

● Employee Assistance Program, where you can reach out anonymously to professionals who can help you with personal and/or work-related problems

● Online training courses offered (currently through Coursera)

● Support for mental health & wellbeing

● Referral program

● Company contribution to Class Pass subscription (upcoming)

● Volunteering day time off

● Company gatherings & Social committee

Are you passionate about the EV industry? Do you have an interest in renewable resources, new sustainable technologies, and clean future-proof products? Our growth and success are driven by the passion and dedication of everyone here at EVBox.

Across our 8 locations, more than 700 EVBoxers work together to provide electric vehicle charging solutions that help businesses move forward. Are you ready to join them? Hit apply. Want us to know why you're interested—a short cover letter always helps!

We’re not looking for you to tick all the boxes we listed above. What matters most is that we share the same values, passion and work ethic. Don’t let the imposter syndrome get in the way of a great career move and apply—we’d love to hear from you.

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D&I message

At EVBox, we are committed to a non-discriminatory approach, providing equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all our teams and programs. We believe in an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace where all staff, no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feel valued and respected. We respect, value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $47,840.00 - $54,080.00 per year


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No nights

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Libertyville, IL 60048: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

  • Health insurance