Buyer - Steel and Alloys

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of advanced arc welding solutions, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Lincoln is recognized as the Welding Expert™ for its leading materials science, software development, automation engineering, and application expertise, which advance customers' fabrication capabilities to help them build a better world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln Electric is a $4.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ:LECO) with over 11,000 employees around the world, with operations in 71 manufacturing and automation system integration locations across 21 countries and maintains a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries.


Location: Euclid - 22801 - Cleveland, OHUnited States (US)
Employment Status: Salary Full-Time
Function: Distribution/Logistics
Req ID: 24357



PURPOSE: To purchase steel for Euclid Consumables and manage purchase order details related to delivery and quality.  



  • Interface closely with Supply Management, Production, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Marketing and Finance to support steel purchasing and planning.
  • Assist Senior Buyers and Production Operations Planning Team Leads with orders and deliveries as it relates to R&D development and Production needs.
  • Develop and verify purchase orders for quality, price, due date and supplier per Buyer’s parameters.
  • Approve signed purchase orders per predetermined dollar limits.
  • Expedite and de-expedite purchase orders due to changes in demand or count.
  • Be responsive and accountable for securing supplier compliance information.
  • Create and track purchase requirements in support of R&D projects.
  • Aggressively track and communicate past due purchase orders.
  • Communicate closely with suppliers to improve delivery and service.
  • Initiate contacts with shop floor regarding supplier quality/delivery issues.
  • Participate in and initiate cost reduction projects.
  • Obey all safety rules, maintain the cleanliness of the work area and perform other duties as assigned by the Manager.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s Strategy.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Able to communicate and deal effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Strong customer focus
  • Uncompromising attitude toward safety, environment, health, and quality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Basic computer skills including proficiency in MS Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, MES, SAP
  • Must be able to understand and interpret the specifications and procedures related to this job.
  • Ability to interface with external suppliers.
  • Knowledge of Lincoln part numbers and products.
  • Capable of coordinating purchased items.
  • Capability to work in a team environment for special projects implementation.
  • Must be self-motivated, safety and quality conscious.


Lincoln Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity for applicants, without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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