Materials Purchasing Specialist in Beecher, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 4/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


This position purchases and arranges timely deliveries of assigned items, supplies, and materials; expedites as needed and acts as liaison between vendors and users, getting prior approval for purchases in excess of established limit. Specialist will monitor and modify common usage components, materials, supplies and services.  Recommends changes in purchasing procedures to improve service and/or reduce costs.  Assist with the vendor/ supplier management initiatives to ensure compliance with ITW and MIG Gun Division policies and procedures. This position reports to the Supply Chain Manager.

Job Requirements

Core Responsibilities:

  • Prepare purchase requisitions, approves and issues purchase orders in accordance with company policy and negotiated terms and conditions. Places purchase orders in adherence with guidelines involving slow and obsolete inventory, as well as months on hand.

  • Coordinate the activities concerned with the timely procurement and planning of purchased components and services in accordance with targeted inventory levels, quality, cost and on-time shipment requirements.

  • Day-to-day monitoring of inventory levels to ensure on-time delivery performance, vendor contractual obligations are met, and inventory levels are within range.

  • Update production meeting schedule daily with updates from vendor shipments.

  • Maintain and assist with MRD / Target Setting Process. 

  • Work with Manufacturing/Operations teams to assure a timely flow of products to meet MRD Requirement including secondary/ outwork process for ex. Plating.

  • Generate and issue reports to advise internal stakeholders of deviations in delivery dates and other changes to plan. Inform involved departments of changes in delivery status, market conditions, and quality problems, as required.

  • Issue Request for Quotes(RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP) as directed by the Supply Chain Manager.

  • Act as liaison between the supplier and Quality Assurance to initiate non-conformance notices (NCN), corrective actions and audits as required along with processing of RMA’s.

  • Effectively communicate with internal teams acting as the liaison with functional areas – Production, Operations, Quality and Engineering regarding purchasing and material needs.

  • Assist with the coordination and maintenance of Supplier Management compliance documentation ie, Quality Manual, NAFTA, Conflict Minerals and RoHS.

  • Work/use low batch report as a reference tool to ensure inventory levels are maintained.

  • Follow up with Quality and Engineering on a regular basis to ensure samples and PPAP’s are processed timely and provide updated status.

  • Monitor vendor past due report for shipments outside of planned ship date.

  • Process and set up vendors on MRD and maintain MRD worksheet ordering process.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • Preference will be given to individuals with post- secondary education/degree ideally in business or a related discipline.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

  • Understanding of MRD principles.

  • Good communication skills, approachable, cordial.

  • Familiarity/experience with purchasing procedures.

  • Ability to learn/maneuver within the Purchasing module of DataFlo.

  • Knowledge of materials planning.