Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Buyer/Planner in Kernersville, North Carolina
Texwipe is the worldwide leader in contamination control supplies and critical cleaning products with offices in the Americas, the EU, and Asia. With more than 50 years of experience, Texwipe offers cleanroom wipers, cleanroom swabs, cleanroom stationery, sterile products, adhesive mats, and other products of the industry's highest quality.
Texwipe is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITW, a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling more than $12.6 billion in 2020.
We are dedicated to providing the cleanest products for cleanrooms around the world through innovative manufacturing and testing processes.
There is currently an opportunity for an experienced Buyer/Planner reporting to the Materials Manager. This position will be based in Kernersville, North Carolina.
Source and negotiate price and terms of purchase with suppliers for new marketing projects/cost improvement projects.
Create purchase orders with raw material suppliers and contract manufactures based upon customer demand and sales forecast requirements.
Develop weekly production schedule with required work orders for internal manufacture as required.
Coordinate delivery of materials to coincide with production schedule and customer requirements in support of on time order shipment and corporate inventory levels.
Communicate with suppliers, Marketing, Operations, and Customer Service regarding issues that affect the supply chain and service levels, both internal and external.
Participate in process simplification through elimination/minimization of non-value added activities in the procurement/planning process.
Identify, negotiate, and resolve issues with material and capacity availability.
Update and maintain MRP and purchasing date, including purchase price, planning lead-time, lot size, safety stock, etc.
Issue work orders in support of production schedules.
BS degree preferred or equivalent training/experience and a minimum of 1 to 5 years purchasing/planning experience in a manufacturing environment.
Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) experience required.
Knowledge of master scheduling and purchasing techniques required.
Strong communication skills; both verbal and written.
Must be a self starter, motivated, reliable and ability to work with minimum supervision.
Computer skills (Word, Excel, data applications).
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
Texwipe is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need an accommodation to apply for this position due to a disability, please contact us directly. All of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.