Production Buyer/Planner (2397) in Itasca, IL at ITW Construction Products

Date Posted: 7/25/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Itasca, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/25/2018

Job Description

ITW Commercial Construction North America is seeking a Production Planner/Buyer to provide for the planning of production following MRD inventory fulfillment and establishment of inventory targets as well as timely procurement of manufacturing components to support manufacturing.

ITW Commercial Construction encompasses the leading brands of Buildex® (Teks®, Tapcon®, Sammys®), Red Head (TruBolt®, Epcon®), and Ramset (Trakfast®) with an overall history dating back to 1910. As a leading manufacturer with a proven history of creating innovative fastening solutions, we market value engineered products for use by the professional commercial contractor in concrete, drywall, metal building, fire protection, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC applications.

We take pride in our commitment to operational excellence, superior service, and new product development that has guided the company through decades of growth by meeting the ever-changing needs of the commercial construction industry. Focusing on the needs of our end-users enables us to customize our product offering and service based on their requirements.

ITW offers its employees a path for advancement, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package designed to help employees care for themselves, their families, and their futures. 

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Direct and coordinate production planning and inventory levels based on market rate of demand (MRD). 
  • Help to establish targets for manufactured parts components.
  • Buy components to target levels, reviewing on hand versus target weekly and determining if reorder is needed.
  • Work with outside vendors to schedule production orders in a timely base to meet customers demand.
  • Work with suppliers to determine capacity required to fulfill inventory targets. 
  • Analyze inventories by working with the manufacturing facilities to determine how to reduce waste or optimize customer service. 
  • Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, and production. 
  • Controls and verifies accuracy of inventory by performing monthly inventory cycle counting. Adjust raw materials and finish good inventory
  • Work with operations management to standardize inventory target settings and adjustments. 
  • Assist with timely disposition of non-conforming materials, slow moving inventory, and/or invoicing discrepancies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or related degree, required.
  • 3+ years minimum related experience, required.
  • APICS certification, preferred.
  • Experience working with a high-volume manufacturing operation.
  • Strong knowledge of demand management and replenishment principles and tools and the ability to execute such principles. 
  • Knowledge of Operations/Business system software and the ability to analyze data to support business requirements.
  • Requires less than 20% travel. 


ITW 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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