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Senior Strategic Buyer

Company: ITT, Inc.
Location: Orchard Park
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Position SummaryAbout the Company:ITT, headquartered in Stamford, CT, operates competitively in more than 35 countries with sales in approximately 125 countries and partners with customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. The company generated 2021 revenues of $2.8 billion. ITT operates through three Value Centers (business units): Industrial Process designs and manufactures pumps, valves, monitoring and control systems, water treatment and aftermarket services for the chemical, oil and gas, mining and other industrial process markets, as well as global service capabilities; Motion Technologies designs and manufactures brake pads, shock absorbers and sealing solutions for the automotive and rail markets; Connect and Control Technologies designs and manufactures harsh-environment connectors and critical energy absorption and flow control components primarily for the aerospace, defense and industrial markets.Summary:ITT Enidine is looking for a Senior Strategic Buyer to join their team in Orchard Park, NY. The Senior Strategic Buyer is responsible for purchasing and the tactical management of assigned suppliers and/or categories from receipt of planning requirements to payment of invoice. This includes but is not limited to order placement, cost savings initiatives, performance of assigned suppliers, rejections, and supplier suggestions or part moves within assigned supplier categories.Essential Responsibilities


  • Responsible for strategic purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies of increased complexity and importance.
  • Solicits bids, analyzes quotes, and conducts cost/price analyses.
  • Negotiates price and selects or recommends suppliers.
  • Manages and executes day to day activities as trained. Follows standard work in relation to communicating specifications, quantity, quality, and delivery commitments using approved authority. Seeks deviation from Management when outside of standard work.
  • Monitors past and current supplier performance. Ensures compliance to all regulations, goals, contracts and objectives. Escalates issues or supplier problems.
  • Maintains personal knowledge of the supplier, government regulations, and established purchasing practices and procedures.
  • Identifies and implements ideas for performance improvement, cost savings and supplier/supply strategy within assigned category(s).
  • Will be the supplier representative to all internal customers; Participates in new part projects, technical cross functional teams.
  • Visit suppliers as necessary.
  • Work with P2P on payment issues as needed.
  • Provides system and process training and mentorship to less experienced buyers
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

    Position Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree preferred with minimum 7+ years of purchasing experience.
    • Must have demonstrated long-term agreement negotiations with suppliers.
    • Must possess a broad knowledge of the market and a technical knowledge of materials and equipment.
    • Possesses strong process and technical familiarity with modern ERP/MRPII or an automated purchasing systems like Oracle.
    • Must have advanced level skills in Excel (pivot tables, macros, managing large volumes of data)
    • Requires strong verbal and written communication skills in English. Multi-lingual capabilities preferred but not required.
    • Indirect spend/MRO is a plus
    • APICS certification is a plus
    • Ability to travel. If required, most travel will be local. However, some domestic or international overnight travel may be required

      Safety is a core value at ITT. Our employees understand and follow all ITT safety policies and procedures, participate in workplace inspections, safety training, and in the development of job safety analyses.This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee."ITT Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law."#LI-MC1#CCT1Equal Pay Act StatementWe aim to pay our 'ITT'ers' fairly and competitively in the locations that they live and work. Pay-for-performance is a principle that we believe in, and employees are rewarded based not only on 'what' they accomplish, but also on 'how' they reflect ITT's values. ITT offers a competitive salary and robust total rewards package, such as health insurance, 401(k), short and long-term disability, paid time off, growth and developmental opportunities, and other incentive compensation programs. Specific benefits are dependent upon whether or not the position is part of a collective-bargaining agreement. The salary offered to a candidate is based several factors such as candidate experience and qualifications, location, as well as market and business considerations.Equal Pay Act RangeAnnual Salary Range $94,600 to $141,800 plus benefits and incentive plans.

Keywords: ITT, Inc., West Seneca , Senior Strategic Buyer, Other , Orchard Park, New York

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