Senior Buyer

Date: Aug 26, 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. ID23438 






Lincoln Electric is seeking a Senior Buyer for our Cleveland, Ohio headquarters. The Senior Buyer will play a key role in helping develop our purchase strategy and monitor execution of purchasing plan for  Consumable Division Chemicals as direct raw materials; supporting continuous improvements for costs, quality and delivery. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a global leader in its industry. In additin to career growth potential, Lincoln Electric offers competitive pay with a lucrative annual profit sharing incentive, student loan repayment, tuition reimbursement. paid time off/paid holidays, retirement, medical/dental/vision and much more! 




  • Responsible for sourcing and project leadership for various commodities with primary focus on the Consumable Division both regionally and globally.
  • Interface closely with relevant departments to identify products and suppliers that meet Lincoln expectations.
  • In conjunction with commodity strategies, identify, evaluate, and develop qualified suppliers.
  • Negotiate raw material prices and supply agreements.
  • Ensure quality, delivery and total cost objectives are met.
  • Develop supply programs for changes in factory demand and inventory plan.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams, including Production and Strategic Project teams
  • Development and execution of sourcing plans with Regional Management & Global Purchasing Team.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.




  • Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Management/Purchasing/Engineering OR equivalent degree.
  • 5-10 years procurement/materials/engineering experience in manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in negotiating with suppliers or customers, leadership skills and self-motivated, with excellent analytical skills (understands cost analysis).
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and written skills; project management and the capability to work in a team environment 
  • Ability to interface with external suppliers and travel on a global basis.
  • Leadership skills with demonstrated successful results.
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes for consumable operations.
  • Proficient in SAP, office software and technology.
  • Knowledge of international and domestic logistics systems.




  • MBA or professional certification such CPSM or PMP, is a plus.
  • Experience in the wiredrawing field a plus.



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

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