Buyer - Entry Level
at ITW Employee Network

Date Posted: 12/4/2019

Job Description

Buyer - Entry Level - Piqua, OH 
This is an entry level position responsible for material (parts) replenishment and management in excess of $15M per year in spend.  This role will ensure part availability (using optimum inventory based on Kanban / Lean principles) to enable on time delivery to both internal and external customers.  This position will require a high level of interface with inventory control, warehousing, and strategic sourcing.

  • Prepare purchase requisitions, approve and issue purchase orders in accordance with company policy and negotiated terms and conditions
  • Day-to-day monitoring of inventory levels to ensure delivery performance, vendor contractual obligations are met, and inventory levels are within range
  • Understand and follow ordering standards for assigned parts (Kanban, MRP, sizing parameters, safety stock, ABC) to align to value stream
  • Negotiate with suppliers to ensure optimal pricing levels, order quantities, etc.
  • Investigate purchase order discrepancies and work with other departments including Receiving and Accounting to resolve
  • Collaborate with Strategic Sourcing and Warehouse Parts Location Maintenance Team to eliminate waste within the supply chain
  • Discuss defective or unacceptable new goods or services with users, vendors, strategic sourcing, and others to determine cause of problem and take corrective action
  • Interact with strategic sourcing team to ensure best practices and greatest leverage in procurement, supplier assessment, and management
  • Work with assigned purchasing coordinator(s) to expedite deliveries required prior to the requested date given to the supplier
  • Effectively communicate with customer base regarding stock outs, quality issues, new product launch, end of life products, and all other business related topics.
  • Instill confidence and trust with customers that the supply chain is well managed and capable of supporting part demands.
  • Bachelor degree
  • Inquisitive, detail-oriented with strong quantitative analytical skills and an innovative approach to problem solving
  • Highly Skilled in MS Office (Excel, Word)
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills  
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivated, and results oriented
  • 2 to 5 years of purchasing experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics ERP
  • Bachelor degree in relevant (operations, business) field.
  • Purchasing experience in service B to B distribution
  • CPIM or CSCP certification


    Hobart Service is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Piqua, OH
  • Job Type: Entry Level
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 12/4/2019

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