Supply Chain Coordinator – DeKalb, IL

Forge Resources Group is looking to expand our supply chain team to further support the needs of our customer base at our DeKalb, IL location.

The Supply Chain Coordinator position manages aspects of planning, purchasing and commercial activity including planning and shipping support, purchase orders, vendor engagement, reports of customer analysis, plant meetings, order entry, contract review, and other related requirements.

The training for this role includes an extensive overview of planning, order entry and purchasing tasks. Development from this role can be as follows: Production Planning Lead, Supply Chain Lead, Commercial Analyst, or Process Improvement Related Fields. All responsibilities support the key performance indicators set for company success.

This individual will desire to learn about supply chain support, and will be responsible for performing the following tasks:

  • ERP assessment and tasks – creating purchase orders, entering orders, review and provide customer trend data
  • Ordering of all materials to proper specification and revisions
  • Following up on material purchased, delivered against PO’s
  • Expediting product through internal as well as external processes as needed
  • Holding suppliers accountable to promised lead times


  • Strong analytical, technical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Strong oral, written, and communication skills
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and initiatives
  • Microsoft Excel proficiency
  • B.S. degree in Supply Chain, Systems, Economics, Business Studies, or Industrial Management preferred
  • Knowledge of material requirement planning (MRP)
  • 2-3 years of systems planning, or business software-based role experience preferred
  • Vendor management experience preferred
  • Manufacturing plant experience such as general operations, shipping, production, quality, or similar experience preferred

Forge Resources Group is a Drug Free Workplace. Candidates must pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical and detailed background check. The drug screen includes screening for all drugs that are illegal under federal law, regardless of state or local ordinances.

About Forge Resources Group:

Forge Resources Group (FRG) is a family owned, private company. Purchased in 1988, FRG specializes in small to mid-size runs in the forging and hot forming industries. With customers in over a dozen industries, marketplace position and sustained success has resulted in the additional need for a support team member. FRG has six plant locations managed out of one central corporate location in Dekalb Illinois.

FRG Vision Statement: To continually offer our people development opportunities within a stable and safe workplace. We will continuously improve our capabilities to meet the on-going expectations of our customers. Our success affords us a significant marketplace position in which to continue our sustainable growth as a premier solutions provider.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance