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Supply Chain Specialist

Apply Job ID REF2695Z Date posted 06/08/2021 Address 407 West Vine Street, Hatfield, PA Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

Brooks Instrument, a global manufacturer of flow and pressure measurement and control products for critical applications, and a division of ITW (A Fortune 200 Company) is seeking candidates for a Supply Chain Specialist. This position will be based out of our headquarters facility in Hatfield, PA (Suburban Philadelphia). In addition to our Pennsylvania operations, Brooks maintains manufacturing locations in, Hungary, and Korea. The Company also maintains sales offices throughout the world.  Our products are used in laboratory and process applications in end markets such as: life sciences, chemicals, semiconductor, analytical instruments, nuclear, and solar cells.

Basic Function

The Supply Chain Specialist is a highly visible position that creates impact by using business understanding and supplier relationships to drive improvement In Brooks Instruments’ operational outcomes. The position is responsible for working with suppliers in ensuring continuous supply of parts to Brooks in support of excellent operational execution. The position involves working closely with cross functional teams within Brooks including Materials, Sourcing, Operations, Logistics, IT and Business Units.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understand and communicate component specifications to suppliers, including the ability to read drawings.
  • Optimize value delivery from suppliers. Prepare material reports to show status of current inventory and shortages.
  • Assist supplier follow up with OTD/PPM improvements.
  • Forecast supply vulnerabilities and implement plans to ensure continuity of supply.
  • Execute plans to assure continuous supply of quality goods and services
  • Execute plans to combat market changes and challenges
  • Manage and monitor material changes for compliance to quality and technical standards.
  • Research and locate component stocks available worldwide and provide recommendation to Sourcing/Materials.
  • Develop and implement effective cost management programs to deliver optimized Total Cost of Ownership and continuous cost improvement
  • Investigate and become a subject matter expert in the supply market for key commodities. 
  • Evaluate supply, quality and price risks, and supplier capabilities. 
  • Ensure compliance with purchasing policies and procedures, ethical practices, Brooks Values and adherence to relevant laws and regulations.
  • Communicate as necessary with materials, manufacturing and other Brooks' locations regarding supplier order prioritization, status and export documentation requirements relating to both inter-company & customer direct shipments.
  • Ensure accuracy of all data fields in MAPICS (HTS Code, Country of Origin, Price, Lead times, etc) for existing items and newly created item masters. 
  • Facilitate timely US customs clearance of imports by providing necessary information to carriers/brokers
  • Support other company continuous improvement initiatives as assigned.
  • Maintain regular attendance and is able to get along in a team environment.
  • Ability to follow all safety procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • BS or BA in Business, Materials Management, Supply Chain Management, Technical, or Engineering disciplines preferred.
  • Extensive computer skills, with excellent abilities specifically on Microsoft platforms (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required. Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, Power BI skills desired. 
  • ERP exposure preferred. AS400 exposure highly desired.
  • Lean Six Sigma background or certification preferred. ITW Toolbox exposure highly desired.
  • High degree of interpersonal and negotiation skills required.
  • Training in effective negotiations, procurement, contract law, MRP, and presentations preferred.
  • Demonstrated pursuit of continuing education in procurement and/or materials management.

Our employees enjoy competitive, merit-based salary plus excellent benefits including:

  • Health and dental insurance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance / Short and Long Term Disability
  • 401K plan with generous company match
  • Vacation, personal days and holidays
  • Continuing education reimbursement program
  • Flexible spending accounts 

The opportunity to join a well established (70 + years in business) yet dynamically changing organization that works together as a team to meet the challenges of satisfying customers’ needs and managing rapid growth to better compete in a global marketplace.

ITW Company Overview

ITW was built on innovation and the strength of new ideas. These values have helped us expand into multiple platforms in nearly 60 countries. But at each of our businesses, the independent entrepreneurial spirit and freedom to innovate remain strong. It’s the highly talented people at ITW businesses all over the world who drive our success through new products and customer driven solutions. Together, we are ITW—a Fortune 200 company that has prospered for 100 years, and changed the way people live and work, all over the world.

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Brooks Instrument is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without required to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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