Klein Tools - Lincolnshire

  • Buyer

    Job Location US-TX-Mansfield
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/7/2018 4:08 PM)
    501 Easy Drive
  • Overview

    Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in plants throughout the United States and are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople.


    The Buyer purchases various items or materials (raw materials, MRO, semi-fabricated parts, office supplies, packaging materials, services and finished product for resale) from an Approved Vendor List, working from requisitions and/or master scheduling information.  Additional responsibilities of the Buyer will include:

    • Procurement: Issues purchase orders and releases; Ensures that suppliers are accountable relative to on time delivery, quantity, quality and price.  
    • Plan for every part: Monitors the Min. and Max. levels of inventory for raw materials and components, promptly acts on procuring replacements for suspect parts; oversees the control of inventory on consumed materials, reworks, repairs and retrofits.  
    • Expediting: Follows up with vendors to ensure timely delivery. Advises internal customer of changes in delivery dates or of possible alternative sources and recovery plans.  
    • Systems Maintenance: Enters orders into computerized purchasing systems and issues copies of purchase orders. Maintains orders, pricing, certificates, etc. in system; Sets up new items and suppliers.  
    • Team work: Participates in the regular core team meetings assigned, supporting procurement of new/prototype materials and external processes.  
    • Vendor Qualification: Conducts on-site visits to determine and validate capabilities of current and potential new sources and visits manufacturing plants and distribution center as needed.  
    • Performance: Works within the framework of annual standards of performance.  
    • Budget Input: Projects costs for upcoming year, participates in cost savings initiatives  
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.



    Bachelors degree and prior buying experience is preferred. Must possess a strong analytical and reasoning ability. MRP knowledge is preferred.  Familiar with manufacturing pull systems, inventory and production control and reading blueprints and BOM. Must be able to work and effectively communicate with all levels of the company and suppliers. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power-Point & Microsoft Project.


    Physical Demand Requirements:

    Occasionally required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


    Klein Tools provides a competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

    • 401(k) Company Match
    • Profit Sharing
    • Paid Vacation/Holidays
    • Shared Cost Medical & Dental
    • Flex Spending
    • Education Reimbursement Program
    • Employee Discount Program

    If you have the commitment to succeed and the desire to join an organization recognized as the industry leader, please submit your cover letter and resume.


    No phone calls please.




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