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Highland Heights, OH, US, 44143

Company:  9032-S.G. MORRIS COMPANY

We are seeking a skilled Purchasing Associate and Project Manager to join the S.G. Morris Co., an Applied Industrial Technologies company. This professional will be responsible for handling the procurement of products and assisting the project management team using our state-of-the-art system.


As a Purchasing Associate, you will perform a variety of duties required. Your duties will 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
  • Compile technical documents for power unit department

  • Obtain quotes from vendors/suppliers.
  • Responsible for communicating with the sales team/customer service department on backorders.
  • Resolve inventory discrepancy issues with vendors.
  • Complete weekly or daily assigned reports, e.g. negative bin, new item, stock bin, etc.
  • Help maintain ERP system costs in our system.
  • Coordination of returns to suppliers.
  • Assist the project management department


  • 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

S. G. Morris Co. (SGM) is a value-added distributor of fluid power components and provider of engineered fluid power systems. S.G. Morris is a leader in the design and integration of fluid power, motion control and lubrication solutions. SGM’s full suite of services – from selection of components to installation, startup and training – provides a one-stop shop for all your fluid power needs.

Parent company Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) is the world’s largest fluid power distributor. Our network of 18 fluid power companies (70+ locations) in North America is a resource for dedicated fluid power support. We have one of the largest teams of Certified Fluid Power Specialists, Certified Electronic Control Specialists and Certified Fluid Power Mechanics &d Technicians to assist you with problem solving, system building, troubleshooting and other requirements. Between our service centers and our network of 19 fluid power companies, we provide immediate access to the critical fluid power components and services our customers need.

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: Cleveland

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