Purchasing Manager

Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: Mason, OH, US, 45040

Company: Lincoln Electric

HPG - Mason, OH, OH,45040

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Req. ID: 21301 





Purchasing Manager


The Harris Products Group | Mason, OH


Position overview:

Responsible for managing procurement activities, primarily consumables, across several HPG facilities, of raw materials, components, buy/resell finished goods and MRO supplies.   Directly manages the procurement team members.  Manages the development and execution of commodity procurement strategies for key product categories to drive EBITB and working capital improvement as well as improve the sourcing and supplier selection. Manages the execution of Sales, Inventory and Operating Planning for key product categories with strategic suppliers to improve lead times and on time delivery.


  • Purchase critical components
  • Develop and lead implementation of commodity procurement strategies with the buyers to ensure strategies are aligned with the overall corporate strategy
  • Drive procurement process improvements
  • Research, develop, execute and track annual EBITB
  • Monitor  supplier SIOP’s so they are structured correct and executed properly, including necessary SAP maintenance, including coverage profiles, lot sizes, and lead-times
  • Monitor supply base for quality issues and SCAR completion
  • Monitor supply base for on-time delivery improvement
  • Assist buyers in managing vendor relationships
  • Work with buyers to achieve optimal days inventory on hand
  • Responsible for timely month end / quarterly / annual reports
  • Ensure that blocked invoices are resolved in a timely manner
  • Drive negotiation with suppliers for optimal price, quality, quantity and delivery terms
  • Evaluate supplier performance and develops alternative sources of supply; researches new products and recommends new or alternative products
    Qualified candidates must be goal-driven sales professionals who possess:
  • Bachelor Degree in Business or related field
  • 7+ years supply chain experience
  • Must have experience with both domestic and international procurement and negotiations
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Must have experience in SAP, ARIBA experience prefered
  • Good understand in procurement applications within ERP systems
  • Six Sigma Green Belt, C.P.M or APICS Certification (CPIM and/or CSCP) preferred
  • Ability to read blueprints/drawings is preferred
  • Ability to travel to domestic and international supply sources as required
    Why join our Harris team?
    The Harris Products Group is a world leader in metal working products used in the brazing, soldering, welding, cutting and gas distribution industries. The company was formed in 2006 with the merger of Harris Calorific, Inc., a manufacturer of gas welding and cutting equipment and gas regulation and distribution systems since 1905, and the J.W. Harris Co., a manufacturer of brazing and soldering alloys and welding consumables founded in 1914.


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

Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Direct Supervisor: Thomas Michael Cavanaugh
HR Representative:  Katherine A Bunch


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Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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