Buyer in Piqua, OH at ITW Food Equipment Group

Date Posted: 5/21/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

This position is responsible for material (parts) replenishment and management in excess of $15M per year in spend.  This role will ensure part availability (using optimum inventory based on Kanban / Lean principles) to enable on time delivery to both internal and external customers.  This position will require a high level of interface with inventory control, warehousing, and strategic sourcing.

  • Prepare purchase requisitions, approve and issues purchase orders in accordance with company policy and negotiated terms and conditions
  • Day-to-day monitoring of inventory levels to ensure deliver performance, vendor contractual obligations are met, and inventory levels are within range.
  • Understand and follow ordering standards for assigned parts (Kanban, MRP, sizing parameters, safety stock, ABC) to align to value stream
  • Collaborate with strategic sourcing and Warehouse Parts Location Maintenance Team to eliminate waste within the supply chain
  • Discuss defective or unacceptable new goods or services with users, vendors, strategic sourcing and others to determine cause of problem and take corrective.
  • Interact with strategic sourcing team to ensure best practices and greatest leverage in procurement, supplier assessment and management
  • Work with assigned purchasing coordinator(s) to expedite deliveries required prior to the requested date given to the supplier
  • Effectively communicate with customer base regarding stock outs, quality issues, new product launch, end of life products, and all other business related topics.
  • Instill confidence and trust with customers that the supply chain is well managed and capable of supporting part demands.
  • Bachelor degree
  • 2 to 5 years of purchasing experience
  • Inquisitive, detail-oriented with strong quantitative analytical skills and an innovative approach to problem solving
  • Highly Skilled in MS Office (Excel, Word)
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills  
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivated and results oriented
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics ERP
  • Bachelor degree in relevant (operations, business) field.
  • Purchasing experience in service B to B distribution
  • CPIM or CSCP certification

Pre-employment screenings performed (which includes background checks and drug screening)


Hobart Service is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ITW and Hobart Service are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all employees. To demonstrate this commitment, Hobart Service is tobacco-free (including e-cigarettes) on campuses and within company vehicles and maintains a drug-free workplace.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please contact Human Resources at to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.

In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Hobart Service considers all qualified applicants with a criminal history.