Cleveland, OH, US, 44115

Company:  1100-Applied Industrial Technologies

Scope of Responsibility

  • Responsible for forecasting, procurement requirements, service levels, and inventory management of assigned resale product.  Provide value added to inventory performance and customer service.
  • Active involvement in the Company's Total Quality Management process as evidenced by continuous improvement of processes directed toward reducing costs, improving cycle time, increasing sales/gross profit and customer satisfaction.
  • Carries out policies and procedures as defined in the quality manual.
  • Continuous development through reading, schools, seminars and on-the-job training.


Job Duties

  • Forecast and purchase assigned products for resale at the most effective cost level and ensure the product is shipped and received with the least cycle time.
  • Responsible for assigned product inventories in accordance with policy to maximize investment while retaining branch and customer commitments.  Maintain consignment programs when applicable.
  • Review and maintain open supplier orders, inter branch orders, and center backorders from branches.  Perform expediting when required.
  • Process and review orders and review invoices for accuracy to ensure supplier adherence to purchase agreement, terms and pricing.
  • Prepare and analyze reports and determine requirements for continuous improvement of inventory turns and customer service levels.  Take immediate corrective action when required.
  • Negotiate special terms and conditions with suppliers where appropriate.
  • Negotiate with suppliers to resolve problems and improve purchasing, inventory and logistical processes that optimize supply chain management.
  • Process special buys to achieve corporate objectives.
  • Respond to field requests for order placement, competitive pricing, anticipated delivery dates, special orders and expediting assistance.
  • Process supplier orders utilizing the overstock screening, centralized corporate order processing, and EDI systems when applicable.
  • Work with field locations to resolve problems, answer and handle complaints in accordance with organization policy.
  • Review supplier acknowledgements and record for future follow-up.
  • Coordinate with product managers, marketing, field locations and customers for inventory requirements of new and/or special products per program guidelines.
  • Coordinate supplier returns with Inventory Asset Management, Product Managers, Suppliers and Distribution Centers to process supplier returns.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field preferred
  • Equivalent to two years’ college study in inventory control, purchasing procedures and product knowledge. 
  • Over 3 and up to 5 years of experience.


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: Cleveland