Analyst-Supply Chain (Exempt)


Strongsville, OH, US, 44149

Company:  1181-Applied MSS


With 5 strategic distribution centers, and 500 employee associates across North America, Applied Maintenance Supplies and Solutions/division of Applied Industrial Technologies stocks 50,000 part numbers to supply our customers with all of their fastener, chemical, welding, and other industrial MRO and OEM parts needs. We are seeking a motivated Supply Chain professional to perform the duties necessary to enhance our logistics network. We are hiring!


At Applied Maintenance Supplies and Solutions, the Material Planner has immediate impact on our Distribution Center’s performance and in customer satisfaction. You’ll join a tight-knit team serving multiple distribution centers, internal associates, and loyal, long-term customers. Productivity and accuracy are key measures for success.


As a Material Planner, you will perform a variety of duties required within our supply chain department. Your duties will include:  

  • Research and get quotes and negotiate prices and terms with vendors/suppliers.
  • Generate reports using various Microsoft software applications and other Business Intelligence and ERP system tools.
  • Responsible for placing purchase orders with vendors.
  • Assist with maintaining specific departmental components of the supply chain, such as inventory tracking, vendor management, process issues, information technology, and related areas
  • Responsible for communicating with the sales team/customer service department on backorders.
  • Resolve inventory discrepancy issues with vendors.
  • Help maintain ERP system costs in our system.
  • Develop strategies to lower costs on items with vendors.
  • Research alternate vendors to substitute products where needed.
  • Demonstrated teamwork, productivity, accuracy, and professionalism
  • Ability and desire to quickly learn new processes and systems



  • Attention to detail: accurate data entry skills, basic math & reading skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and SAP
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • SAP
  • Good negotiation skills

1 + year of purchasing/supply chain experience


Individual contributors with fresh ideas and passion for excellence are encouraged and rewarded. Apply Today! We look forward to learning more about you!


Applied Maintenance Supplies & Solutions (Applied MSS) is a leading value-added distributor of C-Class Maintenance, Repair, Operating and Production (MROP) supplies specializing in fasteners; cutting tools & abrasives; paints & chemicals; electrical; pipes, valves & fittings; safety & PPE; janitorial; transportation; shop supplies; and more serving customers in virtually every industry.

Applied MSS 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: Cleveland

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