Senior Buyer


Austin, TX, US, 78754

Company:  9011-Bay Advanced Technologies, LLC

Job Summary:

Reviews demand requirements, nets on hand inventory and places purchase orders with assigned and selected suppliers.  Evaluates drawings and consults with engineering to identify electrical/mechanical component requirements.  Sources, qualifies and selects suppliers.  Monitors supplier performance.  Communicates with and coordinates the activities of suppliers and internal resources to resolve supplier related issues.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Contact suppliers, obtain quotes, negotiate pricing and place purchase orders based on MRP reports.
  • Place purchase orders via TOPS,EDI and SIS.
  • Establish and maintain vendor-pricing matrixes for both manufacturing and distribution.
  • Build professional supplier relationships.
  • Prioritize daily responsibilities to meet demands internally and of customers.
  • Process all vendor discrepancies for both manufacturing and distribution.
  • Generates and maintains a list of qualified vendors.
  • Works closely with Sales and Engineering to ensure proper pricing loaded on BOMS for RFQ system.
  • Assign new part numbers.
  • Expedite quotes for Engineering.
  • Coordinate all products to be moved from Distribution (P21) to Manufacturing (M2M).
  • Resolve all assigned vendor invoice discrepancies



Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain supplier pricing matrixes.
  • Prioritize daily responsibilities to meet internally and external customer demands.
  • Work closely with Engineering to ensure accurate BOM and drawing information.
  • Resolve invoice and supplier shipment discrepancies, and handle the return of discrepant, non-conforming, or excess materials.
  • Minimize the risk of exposure to excess and obsolete inventory.





  • Minimum of 6 years as a Buyer in a Make–to–Order Design and Manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience with a modern ERP computer-based purchase order processing system.
  • High school diploma or GED required. AA Degree preferred or equivalent work experience. 

As the world’s largest fluid power distributor, the Applied Fluid Power® network of companies provide dedicated fluid power support and custom designed solutions that meet customer performance goals and keep industry running. Capabilities include system integration, manifold design, machining and assembly, electronic controls, fabrication, fluid filtration, programming, high speed hose assembly, engineering, repair services, and more. Additionally, Applied Fluid Power® has one of the largest teams of Certified Fluid Power Specialists, Certified Electronic Control Specialists and Certified Fluid Power Mechanics to assist with problem solving, system building, troubleshooting, and other custom requirements.

Applied Fluid Power® is a part of Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT), 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: Austin

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