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Material Technician in Appleton, WI at ITW Welding

Date Posted: 2/25/2019

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Job Description


Be the primary liaison and communication connection between our customer team, warehouse employees and suppliers. The ideal candidate will coordinate with the Material and Operations team to support all supply chain activities for the WAC Division. The individual will be responsible for all supply chain activities in the WAC group to include continual involvement with our suppliers and warehouse teams, as well as properly collaborating with and executing ITW Strategic Sourcing Initiatives.


  • Work collaboratively with suppliers and customer service and warehouse staff to expedite shipments as needed for the business
  • Support activities related to procurement, storage, and shipment of raw materials
  • Supplier visits and quality audits
  • Issue POs/releases to suppliers
  • Proactively assist in Corrective Action Request process
  • Manage material price variance, inventory turns and site cost reduction programs
  • Documentation of all cost savings and avoidances
  • Responsible for maintaining MOH goals as well as limiting the non-'active' inventory classification
  • Conduct cycle counts
  • Manage and implement ECO's while minimizing impact to Manufacturing
  • Manage NCN's and coordinate the disposition of rejected materials with suppliers
  • Effectively communicate and resolve quality and delivery issues with suppliers to prevent reoccurrence of issues
  • Support maintenance of MRD systems (Macola, Magic, Omnify, Intranet, Extranet and A-Plus/Rumba)
  • Participate in material management improvement projects (80/20, flow principles, MRD, PLS, etc).
  • Work collectively within the WAC Materials Team to identify, implement, and maintain best practices within our businesses.
  • Must be able to back up team members for vacation days and be willing to work with team on vacation scheduling.
  • Leadership of relevant materials projects as needed.

Job Requirements


Must have past experience in material strategies such as procurement, expediting, material storage, KanBan/ /MRD replenishment, and inventory control.  Experience in PO generation, communication with suppliers, expediting open PO's, cycle count auditing and parts ordering is required.  Ability to read prints and bill of material (BOM).  Computer skills using Magic, Macola, Windows, Word, Excel and Intranet are required.  Must have an associate degree in Supply Chain Management, Materials Management, or related/equivalent program.  This individual must be a high energy self-motivated individual with good math, writing, and computer skills.  Additional skills required include: good communication and interpersonal skills, leadership abilities, organizational skills, positive attitude and a team player.


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