Procurement Supervisor in Danville, KY at ITW Food Equipment Group

Date Posted: 1/7/2020

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Procurement/Buyer – Danville, KY

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) is a Fortune 200 company that produces diversified products in global markets. Some of its products include welding equipment, automotive components, construction materials and commercial food equipment. The Food Equipment Group is one of seven ITW decentralized business segments. This position is in the Hobart Warewash Division at its Danville Plant, in Danville KY.

The Warewash Business Division produces Hobart brand commercial dishwashers that are used in hotels, casinos, restaurants, cruise ships, schools, universities and retail establishments. We are the industry leader and seeking to expand our growth in existing served markets as well as new markets.


This position is responsible for the procurement of specialized items, analyzing the market and negotiating contracts for the Warewash Division. The position reports to the Strategic Sourcing/Supply Chain Manager and will carry out company sourcing policies and programs in relation to the procurement of all necessary items in the manufacture of warewash equipment.

The successful candidate will interface and work cross-functionally with manufacturing and engineering and will explore and source vendors to supply required materials for our manufacturing processes. The candidate will be responsible for negotiating contracts, contract set-up and will have excellent project management skills. Additionally, supervises, leads and develops the procurement/sourcing team, performs analysis of supplier performance and negotiates pricing and delivery of materials and setting up vendor managed inventory are responsibilities of this role.

What you will do:

 Set up and maintain the procurement and delivery arrangements for the materials needed to meet production requirements.

 Ensures cost-effective procurement arrangements are in place for both internal and external customers and suppliers.

 Performs complex vendor negotiations and contract set-up

 Performs analysis of supplier performance.

 Offers sourcing advice to management on how to improve margins.

 Initiates corrective actions with suppliers.

 Provides initiatives to support sourcing savings.

 Works with and supports Sourcing Managers (Warewash, Food Equipment Group and ITW)

What we are looking for: 

 Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

 Strong presentation skills

 Product knowledge

 Analytical skills

 Customer-focus skills (internal and external)

 Project management experience (preferred)

 Knowledge of Kanban and Materials Management Systems

 Contract and pricing negotiations

 Proficient with Microsoft Office applications

Education and Experience:

 BS Degree in Business

 5 years sourcing/procurement experience

Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic global team where we value the inclusion of diverse team members. You will enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that includes health, dental, life and STD/LTD insurance, 401k (with match), and an education tuition reimbursement program.

ITW is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Job Requirements


What we are looking for:

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Product knowledge
  • Analytical skills
  • Customer-focus skills (internal and external)
  • Project management experience (preferred)
  • Knowledge of Kanban and Materials Management Systems
  • Contract and pricing negotiations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications


Education and Experience:

  • BS Degree in Business
  • 5 years sourcing/procurement experience


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