The Senior Buyer actively participates in the company-wide procurement process, which includes strategic sourcing, supplier and contract negotiation, project management, cost management, program compliance and supplier relationship management. Responsible for the procurement of goods and services. This role involves significant supplier interaction and collaboration with internal stakeholders. This individual will effectively apply ITW Toolbox to the entire procurement and supplier management process.
At least five (5) years’ experience in purchasing in a manufacturing or R&D environment
Strategic sourcing, opportunity analyses, and contract negotiations (purchasing / service agreements) skills
Bachelor degree in business or engineering is required
Familiar with procurement systems and systems management
Ability to plan strategically while supporting daily tactical activities
Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office software products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Strong Project Management, Business analysis and reporting expertise
Customer and supplier relationship building and management skills
Leadership, interpersonal skills, and influencing skills
Advanced organizational ability, planning and prioritization skills
Ability to multitask and adapt to change
Strong communication and presentation skills (both verbal and written)
Results oriented with creative problem solving capabilities
Demonstrated ability to identify business process issues and drive process improvement
Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise and problem solve
Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects with various stakeholders
Organizational skills to manage and track transactional details
Certification on APICS or CPM or CPSM is a plus
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