Date: May 9, 2023

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. ID22834 




PURPOSE: The purpose of this position is to support the machine division assembly and supply areaswith needed materials on a daily basis.


  • Develop and verify purchase orders for quantity, price, due date, and supplier per planning parameters.
  • Release signed purchase orders per predetermined dollar limits.
  • Expedite and de-expedite purchase orders due to changes in demand or count.
  • Cancel orders not needed in order to control inventory.
  • Creatively supply assembly lines and sub-assembly stations with purchased material, includingpermission notes for material substitution.
  • Respond to MRP and receiving exception reports.
  • Increase service levels to manufacturing.
  • Communicate closely with suppliers to improve delivery and service.
  • Be responsible and accountable for inventory turns.
  • Provide input and feedback to Senior Buyers on strategic plans.
  • Initiate contact with shop floor regarding quality/delivery issues and input to supplier ratings.
  • Participate in cost reduction projects as assigned team member.
  • Initiate inventory adjustments for purchased materials as needed with cycle count team.
  • Provide supply management assistance to the implementation of JIT/TQ concepts throughout the plant.
  • Work with Senior Buyers on the establishment of Supplier Managed Inventory Programs.
  • Be held accountable to meet goals for all parts under assigned planner responsibility.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.


  • College Degree and APICS certification preferred.
  • 3 years of previous Buyer/Planner experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of planning/procurement systems and ability to learn SAP.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office productivity software, such as Excel, Access,and PowerPoint.
  • Self-motivated and directed.
  • Ability to work with other departments, including Receiving, Quality Assurance, Production, Production
  • Planning, and Engineering.
  • Ability to interface with external suppliers.
  • Knowledge of Lincoln part numbers and products.
  • Capable of coordinating purchased items.
  • Able to work in a team environment for special projects implementation.



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: Manufacturing Support 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Machinist, Welding, Quality Assurance, SAP, ERP, Manufacturing, Technology