Buyer in Fort Worth, TX at ITW

Date Posted: 9/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Buyer is responsible for indirect purchases related to maintenance, equipment, building and production. This individual is also responsible for procuring goods and services in a manufacturing environment.


●  Analyzes bid proposals and negotiates contract terms and conditions (within the budgetary limitations)

●  Identifies the best sourcing options and prepares and submits bid requests to the selected suppliers.

●  Responsible for leading cost down initiatives.

●  Strategic purchasing which includes supplier negotiation, supplier evaluation and selection.

●  Maintains close communication with Engineering, Facilities, Accounting and Plant Management.

●  Establishes and maintains strong relationships with key suppliers and visits supplier facilities as necessary.

●  Assess purchase orders for accuracy and compliance with regulations.

●  Receive price quotes from vendors, compare quotes against requirements and the budget, and purchase orders.

●  Purchase non-direct inventory items such as: compressors, valves, pumps and gaskets.

Job Requirements


●  Associates’ Degree in business or related field along with a minimum of 3-5 years buying experience.

●  Strongly prefer experience with MRO commodities and indirect material.

●  High volume manufacturing experience in a fast paced environment with strong negotiation skills is required.

●  Extensive knowledge and use of ERP/MRP systems.

●  Strong communications both verbally and in writing.

●  Proven ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

●  Strong computer skills to include: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

●  Superior time management skills, able to work independently and set priorities.

●  Must possess negotiation, analytical, multitasking and organizational skills.