Klein Tools - Lincolnshire

  • Buyer

    Job Location US-IL-Lincolnshire
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/19/2018 8:43 AM)
    450 Bond Street
  • Overview

    Klein Tools has a 160-year history of serving the hand tool needs of professional tradesmen with products that represent a standard of excellence, innovation, technology and quality in our industry. We are looking for candidates who want a career working with The Premier Brand of Hand Tools.


    We are currently looking for a Buyer to be located in our Lincolnshire, IL Facility.


    The Buyer purchases various items or materials raw materials, 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.


    Specific Responsibilities will include:

    1. Procurement: Issues purchase orders and releases; Ensures that suppliers are accountable relative to on-time delivery, quantity, quality and price.
    2. Plan for every part: Monitors the minimum and maximum 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Teamwork: Participates in the regular core team meetings assigned, supporting procurement of new/prototype materials and external processes.
    6. Performance: Works within the framework of annual standards of performance.
    7. Budget Input: Projects costs for upcoming year, participates in cost savings initiatives.
    8. Perform all other duties as assigned.


    Qualified applicants will possess a Bachelor’s Degree (required) and prior buying experience is preferred.


    MRP knowledge is preferred.


    Must possess a strong analytical and reasoning ability.


    Familiar with manufacturing pull systems, inventory and production control and reading blueprints and Bill of Material 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.



    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
    • Onsite Employee Fitness Center

    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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