Buyer I in Lakeville, MN at ITW Test & Measurement and Equipment

Date Posted: 9/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary:

Responsible to purchase materials, parts, supplies, and equipment following established purchasing policies and procedures to optimize price, delivery, and terms.  Reviews purchase requisitions for proper authorization, identifies potential suppliers and issues requests for quotations. Involved in the analysis and selection of suppliers and issues purchase orders; follows-up and expedites as necessary. Monitors supplier KanBan program and initiates activities to managing bin sizing to meet cost, delivery, and inventory expectations within established guidelines. Participates in 80/20 analysis of suppliers and spend to define ITW Toolbox activities to drive continuous improvement. 

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate the activities concerned with the timely procurement and planning of goods and services in accordance with targeted inventory levels and On-Time Shipment Requirements

  • Manage MRD / Target Setting Process and work with Manufacturing and Secondary Operations to assure a timely flow of products to meet MRD Requirements

  • Maintain primary and secondary suppliers to secure availability for core products

  • Manage the supply base with emphasis on cost reduction, quality improvement, technology development, on time delivery, inventory reduction, lead-time reduction, and customer focus

  • Effectively communicate with internal teams acting as the liaison with Marketing, Sales, Engineering, and Manufacturing with regards to the sourcing needs of existing products as well as new product development initiatives

  • Begin training to understand the ITW Toolbox and participate in Toolbox initiatives

  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Education/Experience Required:

Bachelor’s Degree and up to 3 years related experience in a manufacturing environment.

Position Skills and Experience Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook; QAD/MFG is a plus

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Ability to establish and maintain a cooperative relationship with employees, customer and suppliers

  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, has the ability to think through and problem solving

Working Conditions/Physical demands:

  • Office setting

  • Able to sit at a desk/PC for long stretches and able to use standard office equipment

  • Able to walk through production areas to address material concerns and identify opportunities for improvement

  • Ability to travel to other locations for meeting, seminars, training, etc...

This position requires 75% sitting, 20% standing and 5% lifting up to 10 pounds


ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmation action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.