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Senior Buyer

Apply Job ID REF6209R Date posted 04/21/2022 Address 19220 SR 162 East, Orting, WA Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

Baxter Manufacturing, a business unit within ITW-Food Equipment Group, has an opening for a Senior Buyer in our Procurement Department. Our desire is to find a candidate that is looking for future growth within the procurement department. Baxter offers a generous benefit package, which also includes 401k and a retirement plan with company contributions.  Information on our product line can be found at www.baxtermfg.comThis position will be located at the Baxter Manufacturing facility in Orting, Washington, which is located one-hour South of Seattle.

Founded in 1958, Baxter Manufacturing has become the foremost manufacturer of ovens and proofers in the United States.  Baxter is the premier brand that others follow.  Known for high quality equipment and recognized as a leader in baking and cooking technologies, we offer equipment to make our customers’ job easier.

Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 company that produces diversified products in global markets.  Some of its products include welding equipment, automotive components, construction materials and commercial food equipment.


The core responsibility of this position is to purchase direct materials and consumables to ensure availability as needed for production. This includes placing PO’s, monitoring inventory levels, communicating with end users, ensuring receipt of material.

Strategically review the purchasing history, demands, and purchasing strategy and makes modifications to the ordering process affecting the inventory, KPIs and desired pricing metrics.

Review production schedules to ensure the availability of materials. Develop, implement, and maintain policies to ensure timely flow of materials. Manage slow moving and obsolete inventory to achieve annual reduction goals and reach ITW metric targets.

In addition, it supports and/or completes medium level complex material procurement and purchasing tasks/projects as assigned to meet business objectives and sourcing targets for ITW. Also, provide timely/accurate information regarding analysis of market trends, scrap, index pricing, capacity, quality, cost reduction activity, new vendor performance, effects on manufacturing costs coupled with options to reduce negative impact. Coordinate data, tasks, and projects with the Corporate Strategic Sourcing department.  This also includes updating monthly trackers and KPIs for this group.

Work on specialty regulatory projects including Conflict Minerals and Supply Chain Integrity programs. Assist in PLS & 80/20 Activities to minimize our purchasing tail, determine better purchasing strategies, and identify potential improvements to our supply chain department. Perform administrative tasks such as cycle counts, invoice verification, and resolution of receipts.

  • Adaptable, flexible, innovative, problem-solving skills, sense of urgency, listening skills
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Negotiating skills
  • Task planning
  • Applicable computer skills using Microsoft Suite
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Responsible for target setting, MRD review and purchase order placement
  • Provide on-going cost reduction and cost savings opportunities through new sources or by working with current suppliers.
  • Supplier evaluations
  • Corrective actions requests
  • Direct negotiations for efficiency improvements.
  • Office and Plant floor environment
  • Ability to work outside of standard business hours as business demands.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

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