Parker Hannifin Corp Senior Buyer in Mineral Wells, Texas

Senior Buyer

TX-Mineral Wells, United States

Group: Filtration Group N. America

Job Family: Manufacturing and Production

Job ID: 9050-1A

Posted: 2018-03-08

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Founded in 1917, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $12 billion, global company.

With annual sales of $12 billion in fiscal year 2017, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 61 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to solve some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges. By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

Essential Functions

To expeditiously, accurately and efficiently perform typical purchasing activities, such as, planning, procurement, control and distribution of materials, products, services and other items identified to meet and support order fulfillment and stocking requirements. At this level, the employee is familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedure. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, performs a variety of complicated tasks and works well with minimal supervision. May direct, train and coordinate the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


The responsibilities described here are representative of those tasks an employee performs to successfully complete the essential functions of this job; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all tasks that may be assigned or required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The duties include, but may not be limited to the following:

• Review and process approved requisitions. • Review, analyze validity and adhere to the Planned Order Report, as appropriate, to identify assigned items from the ERP system. • Work with suppliers to obtain price, availability, and delivery schedule information. • Issue purchase orders for goods or services based on price, availability, delivery schedule, previous performance and other criteria based on sound purchasing principles. • Conduct regular reviews of open purchase orders, per Sarbanes Oxley (SOX). • Minimize scrap costs. • Negotiate cost reductions with suppliers of current products. • Obtain quotes from new suppliers for new and existing products. • Search for value added activities to reduce cost. • Negotiate reduction of inbound freight costs. • Minimize inventory stocking levels and maximize inventory turns • Incorporate Lean Manufacturing initiatives into the daily process of material flow. • Establish consignment inventory programs with key suppliers. • Maintain recommended stocking levels. • Review item history to determine root cause of stock outs and excess inventory. • Adjust purchase orders accordingly and initiate safeguards in order to prevent recurring scenarios. • Review, update and maintain the Approved Supplier List. • Monitor supplier open purchase orders. • Formally notify suppliers of their performance evaluation. • Reduce and consolidate supplier base • Conduct supplier locations visits to better understand their processes and to strengthen relationships. • Attach all documentation (quotes, communications, specifications sheets, MSDS’s, tracking information, confirmation, etc.) to the purchase order

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities, but is considered a leadership position.


The requirements described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The minimum qualifications required include, but may not be limited to, the following:

• At least 7 years buyer experience in a pressure vessel or similar manufacturing environment. • Experience with Microsoft Office products and current MRP/ERP systems. • Ability to negotiate. • Bi-lingual in Spanish, a plus. • Ability to work in a team environment. • Good verbal and written communication skills. • Ability to read and interpret documents such as contracts, terms and conditions, work instructions, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. • Ability to read Engineering drawings. • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


• Bachelor’s degree. • Related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions.

(“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”)

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