Buyer Specialist


Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company:  9290-FCX Performance, Inc

At FCX Performance/a subsidiary of Applied Industrial Technologies the Buyer/Specialist role has an immediate impact on our customers, on our company performance, and on personal earnings. This is a full-time permanent position at our Corporate headquarters Columbus, OH. 

We are seeking a Buyer/Purchasing Specialist. This professional will be purchasing products and materials, updating and managing inventory and stock levels, building relationships with suppliers and negotiating with them for the best price, quantities and delivery timescales.


In this role, you will perform a variety of duties which include:

  • Update, verify, change and complete purchase requisitions (buy reports or purchasing requests) by comparing items requested to actual demand, minimum requirements and usage trend
  • Obtain quotes from vendors/suppliers
  • Resolve invoice and shipping discrepancy issues with vendors
  • Work closely with accounting and shipping department to resolve issues
  • Complete weekly or daily assigned reports, e.g. Cost Change, Unacknowledged, Open PO, Stock Analysis, etc.
  • Help maintain system costs in P21

Position Requirements 

  • Attention to detail: accurate data entry skills, basic math & reading skills
  • Use of proper English grammar, written and verbal
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Intermediate level Microsoft Excel experience 


  • 6+ months purchasing experience
  • Experience in distribution or manufacturing environment 

Desired characteristics: 

  • Demonstrated teamwork, productivity, accuracy, and professionalism
  • Ability and desire to quickly learn new processes and systems

FCX Performance, an Applied Industrial Technologies Company, is 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.

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, gender identity, 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: Columbus

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