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Purchasing Specialist


Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company:  9290-FCX Performance

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:


  • Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them in order to determine product availability and terms of sales.
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
  • Coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling, and distributing materials, equipment, and supplies.
  • Respond to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations.
  • Contact suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.
  • Identifies and selects vendor to procure requisitioned commodities, meeting criteria such as price, quantity, quality and delivery date and places orders.
  • Accurately maintain unit cost and Price in ERP system.
  • Drive standardization and methodology for item setup and review, and management for the Inventory department.
  • Work with Accounting Department to ensure timely resolution to invoice discrepancies for prompt payment.


Essential Mental Functions:

  • Superior analytical and math skills; able to deal with extremely detail oriented documents.
  • Familiarity in a high level vendor environment dealing with 100,000+ SKU’s.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to relate to all levels of employees within the organization, as well as customers, vendors, and suppliers.
  • Ability to see “big picture” within a growing organization while focusing on company expectations and continuously striving for improvement.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, namely Excel & Outlook.
  • Strict adherence to Corporate rules, policies, and regulations.


Preferred Education/Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience required; Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred.  Operations Management w/ Inventory emphasis, Industrial Distribution/Logistics, or Accounting/Finance strongly desired.
  • Minimum 1-3+ years’ experience in a Purchasing role required; preferably in an Industrial Distribution environment.
  • Prior experience with Process Flow Control strongly desired; namely Valves, Instrumentation, and Actuators.
  • Prior budgeting experience strongly desired.
  • Proven ability to provide maximum operational efficiency.


FCX Performance is an Applied Industrial Technologies Company and a leading process flow control company, providing technical, mission-critical products and services to more than 15,000 end users, OEMs, and EPC firms across a broad range of industries and markets. Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT)  is a leading industrial distributor that offers more than 6.5 million parts to serve the needs of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry.


Applied® provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers storeroom services and inventory management solutions that provide added value to our customers.


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.


Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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