Search Our Open Positions

Share this Job

Senior Buyer

Date: May 3, 2021

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117


Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining solutions ranging from simple to complex. With over 120 years of service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation and a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric, where the actual is limited and the possible is immense.


Req. ID: 19836 


Purpose: Interface closely with Lincoln cross functional teams to identify products, suppliers, and procure materials and services that meet Lincoln expectations. Lead strategic and standardization initiatives in the Automation division.  



  • Procure goods and services with close interface to Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Maintenance, Marketing, and Finance for the Automation team
  • Ensure that supply chain flow of materials will meet customer fill rate, business working capital and inventory goals of the Automation team.
  • Coordinate/leverage purchases regionally and globally; responsible for negotiations with suppliers
  • Participate and occasionally lead cross functional teams and multi-facility teams to achieve goals
  • Lead standardization projects and coordinate efforts among multiple Automation affiliates
  • Identify and quantify the economic opportunities for strategic projects
  • Report on key metrics and take corrective action when necessary
  • Ensure that quality, delivery and total cost objectives are met or exceeded
  • In conjunction with commodity strategies, identify, evaluate, and develop qualified suppliers
  • Represent Supply Management department on all compliance related requirements
  • Audit suppliers’ facilities and capabilities as required
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.  



  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Management, Purchasing, Engineering or a related field
  • MBA, CPM, CPIM certification a plus
  • Five to ten years of experience in materials/ procurement/ engineering in a manufacturing setting
  • Must be able to interface effectively with internal stakeholders, outside fabricators and consultants
  • Experience in dealing with suppliers from both a direct and indirect perspective
  • Experience with outsourcing fabrication and tooling.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and written skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills (understands cost analysis)
  • Proven project management skills with cross functional resources
  • Leadership skills, self-initiative
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Problem solver
  • Must have good judgment and be self-motivated.
  • Must maintain and represent Lincoln Electric with uncompromised Business Ethics.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office productivity software; such as Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Experienced SAP user preferred
  • Understanding of the robotic welding industry is a plus
  • Willing and able to travel both domestically and globally- less than 10% of time


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 $2.5B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 10,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 40 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: Engineer, Welding, ERP, Fabrication, SAP, Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology