Buyer - FP


Joppa, MD, US, 21085

Company:  9015-HydroAir Hughes, LLC



At HydroAir Dees, 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 location in Joppa, MD.

We are seeking a skilled Buyer/Purchasing Associate. This professional will be responsible for handling the procurement of products and assisting the Purchasing/Expediting team use our state-of-the-art system.


As a Buyer/Purchasing Associate, you will perform a variety of duties required. Your duties will include:  

  • Review demand and produce, update, verify, change and complete purchase requisitions (buy reports or special purchasing requests) by comparing items requested to actual demand and stocking level minimum requirements and usage trend
  • Obtain quotes from vendors/suppliers.
  • Responsible for communicating with the sales team/customer service department on backorders, possible pricing issues and lateness’s.
  • Resolve inventory discrepancy issues with vendors.
  • Assist in daily cycle counting processing using available reports and systems.
  • Help maintain ERP system costs in our system.
  • Coordination of returns to suppliers.  

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


Work for a corporation that believes in developing its people.  Applied employees believe in the company and love the environment. Individual contributors with fresh ideas and passion for excellence are encouraged and rewarded. Apply Today!  

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, 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: Baltimore

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