Supply Chain Associate
OH-St. Marys, United States
Group: Motion Systems Grp N. America
Job Family: Professional - Entry
Job ID: 16482-1A
Posted: 2020-01-06

Org Marketing Statement

With annual sales of $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2019, 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 63 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

Conditions of Employment

Participate in the Summer 2020 Hydraulics Group (Cylinder Division) Leadership Development Rotational Program (LDR) to develop college graduates for future positions in supply chain management including inventory management, procurement and/or logistics areas for Parker plants/divisions. Acquire skills and knowledge through defined project work in the four (4) outlined areas of (1) Commercial, (2) Supply Chain/Procurement, (3) Quality and (4) Supply Chain/Materials Management.

Essential Functions

• Identifies and recommends suppliers by investigating potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment, machinery, services, and materials availability. • Conducts supplier site visits and evaluates them as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria. May complete supplier certification as part of a technical and/or quality team. • 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. • Evaluates bids for standard and non-standard items. Selects suppliers for lower cost items or items of limited scope and complexity and negotiates price, delivery, quality and service. Develops alternate sources of supply by identifying and researching prospective suppliers. • 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 the resolution of issues by arranging and participating in conferences between suppliers and company personnel. • Negotiates and settles damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes with suppliers. • Provides parts, equipment, and materials information by answering questions and requests. Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. • Participates in continuous improvement activities and provides suggestions for cost reduction and improved efficiency. • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing trade publications, establishing networks, and/or participating in professional associations. • 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. • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g. continuous improvement).


• Undergrad or Graduate degree achieved in the last fiscal year • 3.2 GPA in field of study, 3.0 GPA overall. Bachelors degree should be in Business Administration or a related field; Certificate in Purchasing Management (CPM) preferred. • Clear, professional communications written and verbal • Can provide mature solutions for workplace challenges • Ability to travel to corporate events in other states • Knowledge of key purchasing and negotiating methods, principles and concepts and general business operations. • General knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements related to procurement. • Basic understanding of continuous improvement techniques and methods. • Ability to use standard business application software and specialized purchasing and/or materials systems (e.g. electronic data interface (EDI) or manufacturing resource planning (MRP) systems). • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. • Ability to research and analyze data and develop recommendations or resolve problems by drawing on internal information and referring to prior decisions. • Ability to work with only general work direction and instructions regarding the scope of assignments and determine priority and order of assignments. • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. • Ability to negotiate effectively to obtain the best price and terms. • Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal-setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities.

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