Purchasing AgentApply Job ID REF1572V Date posted 04/05/2021 Address 850 Steam Plant Road, Gallatin, TN Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt
CIP (California Industrial Products) is a $120M business unit part of ITW North American Stamped Fasteners division. CIP specializes in the design and manufacturing of fasteners and related products. ITW CIP fasteners can be found on vehicle platforms around the world – securing fenders, bumpers, chassis assemblies, doors, interior components and much more.
The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering. In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, CIP enhances our customers’ competitive advantage by…
• Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities
• Exchanging product, process and benchmarking information with sister units worldwide.
• Continually improving processes, material and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.
Purchasing Agent is responsible for managing the entire procurement process and would play key part in maintaining relationships with strategic suppliers for assigned categories.
This role will provide full support to internal stakholders and ensure part availability for on time delivery to both internal and external customers. This position will require a high level of interface with Engineering, Planning, Warehousing, Quality, and other strategic functions within our business.
Prepare RFQ packages, analyse quotes, make recomendations, and gets buy-in from the team
Responsible for sourcing year over year cost savings.
Negotiate competitive pricing and optimal order quantities
Negotiate contracts and agreements.
Lead sourcing projects with minimum to no supervision
Lead cross-functional teams
Acts as escalation point for quality concerns
Approves and issues purchase orders in conjuction with negotiated terms and conditions
Monitors daily inventory levels to ensure delivery performance and inventory levels are within range
Investigate purchase order/invoice discrepancies
Ensures best practices and greatest leverage in procurement processes
Effectively communicate with customer base regarding inventory levels, quality issues, and all other business related topics.
Performs various other duties as required
Limited travel required
Inquisitive, detail-oriented with strong analytical skills and an innovative approach to problem solving
Highly Skilled in MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work independently, self-motivated, and results oriented
Minimum 5 years in supply chain and planning
Cross-functional team lead
AS400 ERP system
Illinois Tool Works, Inc. 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.
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