Buyer 1 - Vulcan Steam in Troy Ohio at Vulcan Hart

Date Posted: 6/13/2018

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Job Description

Job Description
Job Code Purby1
Job Title Buyer
Business Unit Vulcan Steam
ITW FEG Salary Grade 7
Job Function Manufacturing Operations
Manager Level‐Non Manager
EEO‐1 Category Professionals (02)


Using ITW 80/20 business philosophies and tool box methodologies, the focus of this position is to purchase materials, supplies, and services that will provide tactical and strategic benefit to the assigned business unit(s). Will coordinate procurement efforts across multiple disciplines of the organization. Responsible for negotiating optimum arrangements for pricing, delivery, and total cost of ownership. 


Reports to a supervisor or manager as designated by business unit. The incumbent will be responsible for the accurate and timely procurement of production materials and supplies. Will use and maintain various replenishment techniques to communicate requirements to suppliers. Transmission techniques may include discrete purchase orders, FaxBans, and emails. Will be responsible for effectively maintaining acceptable levels of inventory that meet production requirements as well as financial utilization goals. 
This position is considered an apprentice position toward business unit leadership opportunities. 


Bachelor's Degree
Business Administration, Supply Chain, Operations or related field


2 to 3 years in Materials Management supporting manufacturing or operations 

Job Requirements


•    Work with Production department to timely and effectively procure materials. This will include:
    Productive inventory as documented on bill-of-materials from new or established suppliers.
    Expedite replenishment orders and deliveries as needed to meet production requirements.
    Send out RFQ to suitable suppliers for new or existing parts.
    Identify and implement product standard cost reductions.
    Process RGA's for purchased materials.
    Work with Quality Dept. to improve supplier quality and warranty issues.

•    Work with Production department to effectively manage inventory levels against company established

      objectives. This will include:
    Reviewing KanBan purchase qty., reorder point, and supplier lead-time to ensure that the appropriate     

      quantities are purchased.
    Reviewing aged inventory reports to reduce slow-moving or obsolete inventory to acceptable levels.
    Work with production to establish effective visual materials replenishment triggers.
    Work with production to effectively establish and maintain MRD Finished Good level

•    Procure needed production perishable supplies and small tools.
•    Work with engineering dept. to procure prototype parts or material.
•    Prepare purchasing spend analysis and reports as necessary.

Physical / Working Conditions :

•    Office or Lab work area
•    Manufacturing Shop Floor or Warehouse exposure.
•    Some travel as necessary.
•    Week/Weekend overtime as necessary.