Buyer in Hillsboro, OH at ITW Food Equipment Group

Date Posted: 6/20/2018

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Job Description

Hobart is a part of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a Fortune 200 diversified manufacturing company that is a recognized leader among commercial food equipment worldwide. The Hobart Weigh/Wrap manufacturing facility located in Hillsboro, OH, is seeking a qualified Buyer. This position will report directly to the Materials Manager for Weigh Wrap. At Hobart, different perspectives are valued, and everyone’s ideas are welcome. We maintain a diverse and inclusive culture.

The selected candidate will be responsible for establishing key domestic and global supplier relationships to drive supply chain continuous improvement initiatives. The selected individual will be responsible for all aspects of purchasing and supply chain management in order to operate efficiently and coherently with the business plan. Must be able to work in a fast paced highly engineered environment and work closely with Engineering, Production and Accounting. If you are at the top of your game and want to join us at Hobart, a valued and respected brand whose next generation solutions will lead our domain, please review the responsibilities and qualifications.


•   Set-up and maintain the purchasing and delivery arrangements of all materials needed to meet production needs

•   Ensures cost-effective purchasing arrangements are in place for both internal and external customers and suppliers

•   Serve as leadership support for purchasing team

•   Work with accounts payable and receiving department to reconcile purchases

•   Leads vendor negotiations and contract set-up, develops and maintains standard Terms & Conditions

•   Performs analysis of supplier performance

•   Offers advice to management on how to improve margins

•   Negotiates optimum arrangements for pricing and delivery of materials

•   Works through challenging materials management issues and sets up cost effective programs such as vendor managed inventory and Kanban

•   Understand engineering drawings

•   All duties as assigned to assist in the success of the purchasing function 

Job Requirements

•   BA in Business, Supply Chain Management or related field

•   1+ years manufacturing purchasing experience

•   Effective oral, interpersonal and written communication

•   Proficient with Microsoft Office

•   Adaptable, flexible, innovative, problem solving skills, sense of urgency, listening skills, and organized

•   Contract development and finalization and negotiation experience

•   Vendor sourcing

•   Experience with Kanban and scheduling in a lean manufacturing environment

•   Proven documentation, organizational skills and attentive to details

•   Self-directed

•   10% travel (approximately)

•   Ability to lift up to 35 lbs

Other Requirements / Working Conditions

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer and will not require employment visa sponsorship now or in the future
  • You will work in a team-oriented office and manufacturing environment

Pre-employment screenings performed (which includes background checks and drug screening) ITWFEG is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all employees. To demonstrate this commitment, ITWFEG is tobacco-free (including e-cigarettes) on campuses and within company vehicles and maintains a drug-free workplace.

ITW FEG is an equal opportunity/affirmative 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.

For individuals with disabilities who may need help with the application process, ITW- Hobart offers a contact to evaluate requests for assistance and, where appropriate, provide a reasonable accommodation to help the applicants to apply. If you would like this assistance, please call 937-840-5101. Note: Only requests for assistance to apply due to a disability will be responded to.



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