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Illinois Tool Works Inc

Convection Ovens Buyer

Illinois Tool Works Inc - Baltimore, MD

Vulcan Food Service
Business Unit- Convection Ovens
Buyer 1
ITW Exempt 7

Using ITW 80/20 business philosophies and tool box methodologies, the focus of this position is to purchase materials, supplies, and services that will provide tactical and strategic benefit to the assigned business unit(s).

Will coordinate procurement efforts across multiple disciplines of the organization.

Responsible for negotiating optimum arrangements for pricing, delivery, and total cost of ownership.

Reports to a supervisor or manager as designated by business unit. The incumbent will be responsible for the accurate and timely procurement of production materials and supplies.

Will use and maintain various replenishment techniques to communicate requirements to suppliers.

Transmission techniques may include discrete purchase orders, FaxBans, and emails.

Will be responsible for effectively maintaining acceptable levels of inventory that meet production requirements, as well as financial utilization goals for minimizing aged inventory.


Bachelor’s Degree
Business Administration, Supply Chain, Operations or related field


2-3 years in materials management supporting manufacturing or operations

Skills / Ability:

Attention to Detail
Strong Math Skills
Proficient using MS Office Suite

Minimum Qualifications:

Strong interpersonal and communication (written, verbal, and listening) skills
Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
Ability to multitask in a fast paced, cross-functional environment


Professional Affiliation or Certification (i.e. APICS, NAPM. etc.)            


4 years in materials management and/or manufacturing

Skills / Ability

Experience with using a server based ERP material control / procurement system
Proficient at reading and interpreting engineering documentation (i.e. drawings)
Understanding the use of lean manufacturing analysis techniques and implementation of       their tools
Must be able to work in a team environment and with multiple priorities

Preferred Qualifications (20% business related)

Understanding of Foodservice Industry and equipment
Demonstrated negotiation and supplier sourcing skills
Knowledge of material control and perpetual inventory systems
Must be self-starter and able to work with little or no supervision


Job Requirements
Responsibilities (80% Core Essential Functions)
          Work with Production department to timely and effectively procure materials.

 This will include:

Productive inventory as documented on bill-of-materials from new or established suppliers.
Expedite replenishment orders and deliveries as needed to meet production requirements.
Send out RFQ to suitable suppliers for new or existing parts.
Identify and implement product standard cost reductions.
Process RGA’s for purchased materials.
Work with Quality Dept. to improve supplier quality and warranty issues.
Work with Production department to effectively manage inventory levels against company established objectives. 

This will include:

Reviewing KanBan purchase qty., reorder point, and supplier lead-time to ensure that the appropriate quantities are purchased.
Reviewing aged inventory reports to minimize slow-moving or obsolete inventory.
Work with production to establish effective visual materials replenishment triggers.
Work with production to effectively establish and maintain MRD Finished Good levels.

Responsibilities (20% Business-Specific Functions)

Procure needed production perishable supplies and small tools.
Work with engineering dept. to procure prototype parts or material.
Prepare purchasing spend analysis and reports as necessary.
Provide occasional backup to purchasing personnel in business unit as assigned.

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions

Office or Lab work area
Manufacturing Shop Floor or Warehouse exposure.
Some travel as necessary.
Week/Weekend overtime as necessary.


8 days 16 hours ago

Illinois Tool Works Inc


Convection Ovens Buyer Illinois Tool Works Inc - Baltimore, MD, United States


Location: Baltimore, MD

Company Profile:
ITW businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets. The company has operations in 58 countries that employ approximately 60,000 women and men who adhere to the highest ethical standards. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of over 12,000 active patents.