Materials Manager in Houston, TX at ITW

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

ITW Insulation Systems provides high-performance mechanical pipe insulation, vapor retarder and metal jacketing products designed to meet specifications for a wide range of commercial and industrial pipe and equipment projects.
Our headquarters are located in Houston, Texas, with manufacturing and sales offices throughout the world.
ITW Insulation Systems is a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc., headquartered in Glenview, Illinois. Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a multibillion dollar company with over 105 years of history and more than 50,000 employees throughout the globe. ITW has become one of the world's leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses.

Position Summary

The Procurement Manager will be responsible for North America (NA) company’s end to end sourcing of products and services essential for our operations. In addition, the individual will be responsible for all phases of purchasing that require the skills necessary to identify cost saving opportunities, create competitive environments, creatively negotiate, generate contracts to assure seamless availability of all products to support the company objectives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

●  Effectively manages the NA flow of raw materials into the plant as well as intercompany raw material movement between Houston, Edmonton and Mississauga.

o  Carry out purchasing activity in line with expectations concerning price, quality and delivery

o  Enter, track and update POs, expedite shipments, review and set raw material inventory targets, and manage stock outs

o  Respond to purchasing and planning enquiries, liaising between suppliers and internal department to control costs

o  Work closely with manufacturing suppliers to build relationships and ensure on-time in-full delivery to site

o  Work with existing replenishment system and develop plans to support production and on-time in-full customer service.

●  Key voice in the supplier and raw material selection and accountable for purchasing decisions and inventory levels.

o  Actively monitor finished goods inventory, product sales, raw material on hand and incoming raw material to keep them in balance with the overall business performance and market demand.

o  Gather and analyze supplier performance metrics

o  Manages supplier rationalization & raw material standardization

o  Engage suppliers to better understand market dynamics

●  Drive greater sourcing value to the organization by engaging departments and their stakeholders

o  Responsible for executing divisional sourcing strategy

o  Deliver cost savings and improved conversion costs by executing defined operation and sourcing projects based on ITW’s business framework

o  Monitor the progress of projects against agreed plans to ensure they are delivered in a timely fashion, within budget and to the required quality.

o  Perform raw material risk assessments and implement mitigation strategy

●  Maintain and update operational reports and databases, ensuring appropriate records are prepared and maintained for internal and external meetings

●  Communication of operational activity to staff and management including regular updating of achievement and progress against plan

Job Requirements

●  Bachelor's degree and at least four (4) years purchasing/sourcing experience along with three plus years relevant operation/supply chain experience.

●  3-5 years of work experience in manufacturing environment preferred

●  Good knowledge of vendor sourcing practices (researching, evaluating and liaising with vendors)

●  Solid knowledge and understanding of supply chain and purchasing processes, policy, and systems

●  Solid analytical skills with the ability to create reports and conduct cost analyses

●  Excellent negotiation skills

●  Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)

●  Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to negotiate, establish, and process contracts

●  Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently

●  Accurate and precise attention to detail

●  Able to make decisions in a fast-paced environment

●  Up to 25% travel

ITW Insulation Systems 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. 


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