OH-Metamora, United States
Group: Filtration Group N. America
Job Family: Procurement
Job ID: 5141-1A
Posted: 2017-01-04

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Founded in 1918, Parker Hannifin Corporation is an $11 billion, global company. With annual sales of $11 billion in fiscal year 2016, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 60 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to solve some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges. By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

Department Marketing Statement

The Hydraulic and Fuel Filtration Division is looking for a full-time Buyer to join our Supply Chain team at our Headquarters, located in Metamora, OH. The Hydraulic and Fuel Filtration Division is a world leader in the innovative design manufacture and validation of filtration and system solutions for hydraulic, lubrication, fuel and combustion air circuits. These circuits increasingly depend upon integrated or standalone health monitoring sensors from the division that enable real time decision making. The products, systems and services we provide deliver meaningful benefit to our valued customers in our served markets of Aerospace, Aviation, Industrial, Mobile, Natural Resources, Power Generation and Transportation. Customer benefits include system fluid longevity, system component protection, environmental impact, safety and the long term health and reliability of critical capital assets. The Buyer will be responsible for obtaining the best quality, service, and value for products and services through effective bidding, negotiation, and supplier management. Identifying manufacturing needs, identifying and selecting suppliers, negotiates contracts, and arranges delivery. Purchasing a high volume and variety of parts, equipment, services, and materials.

Essential Functions

1. Identifies and recommends suppliers by investigating potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment, machinery, services, and materials availability. Develops potential bidder list and initiates formal requests for quotation or proposal. 2. Conducts supplier site visits and evaluates them as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria. May complete supplier certification independently or as part of a technical and/or quality team. 3. Purchases parts, equipment, and materials by preparing request for quotations and submitting purchase orders with approved suppliers. Issues purchase orders and agreements that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions as negotiated with suppliers. Maintains accurate lead times for assigned commodities. 4. Evaluates bids for standard and non-standard items. Selects suppliers for a variety of moderately complex or technical materials, supplies or services and negotiates price, delivery, quality and service. Develops alternate sources of supply by identifying and researching prospective suppliers. 5. Monitors and evaluates supplier performance. Advises appropriate personnel of impending supplier failure to fulfill contractual agreements that may delay production or delivery. Resolves shipment quality discrepancies by mediating supplier/manufacturing issues. Facilitates inspections, substitutions, and standardization by arranging and participating in conferences between suppliers and company personnel. 6. Negotiates and settles damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes with suppliers. 7. Prepares moderately complex reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Provides parts, equipment, and materials information by answering questions and requests. 8. Applies continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and systems to increase efficiency and customer service and to reduce costs. 9. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing trade publications, establishing networks, and/or participating in professional associations. 10. Complies with federal, state, and aerospace industry regulations; ensures adherence to requirements and advises management on needed actions. Complies with Government/Commercial Practices Manual (GPM/CPM) policies and procedures. Shares specialized knowledge with others. Represents company on specific projects. Mentors new employees. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g. continuous improvement).


- Bachelors degree (BA) in Business Administration or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience which has provided both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field. - Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through two or more years of increasingly responsible related purchasing experience. - Certificate in Purchasing Management (CPM) or APICS desired. - Knowledge of purchasing and negotiating methods, principles and concepts. - Knowledge of industry practices, general business operations, and policies including legal and regulatory requirements related to procurement. - Ability to work on a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity where analysis of the situation or data requires thorough identification of factors and analysis of impact. - Ability to effectively communicate and present information to suppliers, team members, team leaders, and top management. - Ability to negotiate effectively to obtain best prices and terms on products, materials, and services. - Overnight, long distance travel may be required, based on the individual needs of the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions. (“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”) If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to and