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Purchasing Supervisor


Cleveland, OH, US, 44115

Company:  1100-Applied Industrial Technologies

The position will provide leadership, and guidance to the Corporate Purchaing team at Applied Corporate. This role will also focus on driving functional metrics, creating and documenting functional processes and procedures that impacts supply chain and sales effectiveness, financial performance of the business, and customer perception.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Provide daily leadership to the corporate buyers.
  • Manage Department metrics. 
  • Assist the buyers in creating Purchasing Documents, maintaining all master data pertinent to the Purchasing function.  Including, interchange records, PIRs, consignment records, vendor price updates and adjustments.
  • Troubleshoot & resolve issues brought to the attention of the team
  • Deliver and execute the required integration with all business functions
  • Coach and train wider aspects of the business in the data requirements for Purchasing and Purchasing related activities.
  • Help identify & drive continuous improvements to the data processes that improve consistency, customer service, and eliminate waste
  • Work with IT on new requirements affecting the material master data maintained by the team
  • Provide training to the master data analysts on changes implemented that impact their work
  • Coach, counsel, and provide opportunities for personal growth among the Corporate Buyer team.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field preferred.

  • 2+ years of demonstrated SAP or similar ERP system experience
  • Proven leadership and organization ability; with a minimum of 2 years of leadership experience
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Solid problem solving approach
  • Good process orientation and detail focus
  • Results oriented

Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT)  is a leading industrial distributor that offers more than 6.5 million parts to serve the needs of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied® provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers storeroom services and inventory management solutions that provide added value to our customers.


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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