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Purchasing Agent in Saint Charles, MO at ITW

Date Posted: 3/26/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Purchasing Agent will perform a variety of tasks related to supply chain management including purchasing, negotiating, inventory control and production scheduling. Job to be performed following ITW safety, inventory and manufacturing policies/processes. Required to complete tasks accurately and timely and to maintain system information while striving to support the culture of “Flawless Execution”.



Responsibilities

  1. Conduct daily procurement functions to ensure timely delivery of both production and indirect materials to meet production schedules and customer demands, negotiate pricing and terms, and adhering to ITW Corporate metrics of maintaining appropriate MOH (Months of Hand) and grading reserves.
  2. Work within Supplier Segmentation best practices to develop strong supplier relations, identify preferred suppliers and be involved in supplier performance monitoring.
  3. Play an integral role in inventory control management by reviewing quantity levels, doing daily transactions, cycle counting, investigating inventory discrepancies, coordinating physical inventories and meeting annual objectives / metrics.
  4. Actively involved in production scheduling, releasing Purchase Orders per customer and production demands and working closely with department managers to monitor finished goods,
  5. Provide excellent customer service to internal customers from departments including but not limited to Customer Service, Sales & Service, Marketing, Production and Engineering.
  6. Ensure all orders are confirmed by suppliers and agreed upon delivery dates are accurate in ERP system.
  7. Follow up with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery goals are met.
  8. Maintain valid due dates in the purchasing database, files and planning reports.
  9. Ensure that non-confirming product is processed and that dispositions are completed in a timely manner.
  10. Negotiate pricing, terms, and delivery with suppliers.
  11. Resolve billing issues and supplier problems that may arise.
  12. Report problems that affect the production schedule to appropriate manager(s).
  13. Maintain effective inventory levels to achieve month on hand (MOH), on-time delivery (OTD), and customer satisfaction.
  14. Maintain up to date SDS for all products.
  15. Perform all related ISO functions, including contacting our suppliers regarding compliance of products we purchase from them and keeping files of our supplier’s compliance to ISO objectives.
  16. Follows safety policies and wears prescribed PPE, maintains work area (housekeeping), PC/laptops and other company property.
  17. Maintain focus on continuous improvement by applying 80/20, PLS, and USa principles/techniques and makes process improvement recommendations to management.

Job Requirements

Education

2 year technical degree/certification - materials management, logistics, production planning, purchasing, supply chain or equivalent; Bachelor's degree in a business related field preferred.

Experience

  1. 5 years’ experience in inventory control and purchasing,
  2. Negotiating custom manufactured components, sourcing/buying commodity items and interpreting technical drawings and specifications with a knowledge of machining processes preferred.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Must possess strong computer and strong oral and written communication skills.
  5. Prior experience working with an ERP system.