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Date: Apr 21, 2021

Location: Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

Company: Applied Industrial Technologies

Olympus Controls ( is a fast-paced Automation Company that has an opportunity for a Buyer to join our growing company. We offer a dynamic environment with competitive salary and health benefits for the right type of highly motivated individuals.


The Buyer has the primary responsibility of ensuring material availability to support the production schedule. The Buyer is also responsible for procuring material at the best combination of cost, quality, and availability.




  • Initiate purchase orders and revisions for parts and services
  • Coordinate closely with the Engineered Solutions team to ensure timely execution of product and services sourcing activities and communicate all relevant information regarding changes in material, pricing, lead times and other related supply chain situations
  • Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution, communication, and mitigation of potential problems
  • Coordinate material flows through product/bill of materials (BOM) changes, obsolescence, and the introduction of new suppliers and/or materials due to new product development
  • Collaborate with internal customers and provide a high level of customer service, including recommending solutions, resources, and alternative supply options
  • Secure and analyze supplier quotations, negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, recommend suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and availability/schedule
  • Determine and establish optimum inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation and material lead times
  • Provide backup support for other supply chain functions including shipping, receiving, material handling and other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain, related field and/or relevant experience in a Buyer or Supply Chain role
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite; advanced skills with Microsoft Excel
  • Strong sense of urgency and attention to detail
  • Excellent organization, written/verbal communication, and follow-up skills
  • Able to influence others and manage conflict
  • Ability to self-direct and take constructive action in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to move/transport material up to 30lbs




An emerging provider of next generation technology solutions, Applied Industrial Technologies has a growing automation footprint and expanding offering of motion control, machine vision, robotic and IIoT technologies, plus related value-added industrial expertise.

Founded in 1923, Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) is a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon