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Date: Jun 10, 2022

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

Company: Lincoln Electric


Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of the highest quality arc welding products, automated joining assembly and cutting systems, and has a global leading position in brazing and soldering alloys. With over 125 years of innovation and service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation, drive growth and provide a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric: we operate to a higher standard to build a better world.

Req. ID21691 




PURPOSE:  Analysis and delivery on “Procure to Pay” processes to ensure high customer satisfaction levels.  This position will team with Sourcing Leaders for delivering organizational priorities as you interface closely with other cross-functional groups to improve supplier performance.



  • Supports the overall “Procure to Pay’ purchase order process to ensure a risk-free supply chain.
  • Role reports to Sourcing Management while coordinating activities with Senior Buyers and Sourcing Specialists.
  • Manages critical communications and data verifications with suppliers, related to planning parameters, forecasts, pricing, and contacts.
  • Works closely with cross-functional departments to improve supplier performance and order management.  Typical interactions may include Demand Planning, Receiving, Logistics, Trade Compliance, Supplier Development, R&D, Manufacturing, Accounts Payable, Quality, Legal, and other 3rd party service providers.
  • Aggressively track, resolve, and communicate past due purchase orders, quotations, corrective actions, and payment issues.
  • Support critical material sourcing requirements.
  • Prepares and processes requisitions and purchase orders for the procurement of goods and supplies.
  • Reviews supplier rejects/claims and purchase orders for conformance to organization policy, and discusses defects and delivery problems with suppliers for refunds with support of Sourcing Leaders.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • Four-year college degree preferably in Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations, Business or other education with relevant experience.
  • Experience in purchasing, operations planning, materials management, or inventory control is preferred.
  • Previous experience using a leading ERP system is a benefit, preferably SAP.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Must be able to handle a constantly changing set of priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to find meaningful long term business solutions
  • Results oriented and quality focused



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Supply Management 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Welding, ERP, SAP, Manufacturing, Technology