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Purchasing Manager

Company: ITW
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

  • SMART PEOPLE * SMART IDEAS * SMART CHOICEA thriving environment for learning, innovation and growth.Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on peoples lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.Transforming whats possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, its a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.By joining MTS, youll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. Youll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.Responsible for personnel and activities related to material procurement and production planning in support of manufacturing operations at the Eden Prairie facility.Responsible for the performance and continuous improvement of systems and processes associated with production planning, purchase requisition development, PO placement, order management, supplier relationship, and production order releases to optimize delivery cycle, on-time delivery, material costs, inventory, and manufacturing productivity.
  • Provide leadership and direction for the production planning function to ensure effective business management through compliance with standards and procedures while meeting production schedules, factory utilization targets, on time delivery requirements, cost, inventory targets, and quality requirements. Works directly with vendors and internal stakeholders to resolve critical parts availability and quality issues. Monitors and reports status or schedule change to affected parties. Ensures production plans support overall portfolio and project requirements and coordinates schedule adjustments with portfolio scheduling.
  • Develops, trains, maintains and monitors Production Planning and Purchasing processes and procedures. Ensures high quality service, efficient operation, drives automation, and compliance with established methods/standards. Initiates corrective action as appropriate. Responsible for all production planning and purchasing QMS documents, WIs and BPWIs and SOX compliance. Coordinates process and policy changes with Portfolio Planning and Sourcing leadership to ensure alignment across the enterprise.
  • Implement lean daily management into the procurement and planning functions to escalate and visually show issues and challenges on day one. Address any buyer/planner personnel resource capacity issues, improve communications, and sustain gains made through continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Coordinates individual production planning group to deliver optimally sequenced work plans to Manufacturing Operations, aligned to the Portfolio schedule for projects and customer orders. Monitors overall MRP level production schedules, works with production planners to align demand to labor capacity, availability/lead time of materials and space to maximize achievement of customer/project/order schedule requirements. Implements metrics to track and improve planning performance, identifies and implements continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Ensures effective monitoring of parts availability and ensures planning works cross-functionally to expedite when necessary to meet production schedules. Facilitates resolution of schedule priority conflicts with cross functional stakeholders. Leads corrective action when production schedules cannot be executed as planned.
  • Supports internal customers by providing information on purchasing processes, products and suppliers, mitigates problems by applying a broad view of situational implications and total cost impacts and provides value in resolving supplier and purchased product related issues
  • Champions the manufacturing demand and capacity matching process.
  • Works with S&OP team and Portfolio Planning team to provide accurate long-term resource forecasts
  • Works with manufacturing leadership to balance demand against capacity in short term
  • Responsible for ongoing management and development of assigned employees. Determines staffing and skill requirements to meet business and department needs.Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor degree preferably in Business or Supply Chain, or A.A. plus 4 yrs of applicable experience; plus
    • 5+ years experience in production planning and/or purchasing in a manufacturing environment; plus
    • 3+ years management experience.
    • APICS or ISM certification (or ability to attain within 18 months of accepting position).
    • SAP experience strongly preferred.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and resolve issues with suppliersPreferred Qualifications:
      • 10+ years experience in production planning and/or purchasing in a manufacturing environment; plus
      • 5+ years management experienceAll 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. _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.

Keywords: ITW, Eden Prairie , Purchasing Manager, Executive , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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