Sr. Buyer

Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: Reno, NV, US, 89521

Company: Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, is the manufacturing headquarters for both Torchmate® and Vernon Tool® branded product lines. We manufacture CNC plasma cutting machines for two distinct applications: pipe profiling (Vernon Tool), and plate cutting (Torchmate).

Req. ID: 22178 

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 material 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 has 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company’s website at



Position Summary

We are seeking a reliable, motivated, and hardworking Buyer to join our team. Under general supervision, the candidate will be responsible for managing relationships with suppliers of goods and services. Activities include developing purchasing strategies and execution of purchasing plans for intercompany, 3rd party direct and indirect good and services, as well as supporting continuous improvement of costs, quality, and delivery.


Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work cross-functionally to identify, evaluate, and develop qualified suppliers
  • Identify and execute cost and working capital reductions by working with existing and new suppliers
  • Create stock transfer requests and orders as required for intercompany materials
  • Perform analysis to understand trends
  • Report key purchasing metrics and take corrective actions where necessary to align performance to targets
  • Negotiate best vendor terms, pricing and delivery based on specific budget and schedule requirements
  • Create and maintain purchasing master data in SAP for purchased materials including replenishment and planning data
  • Secure purchase order acknowledgements and delivery dates and follow-up on late purchase orders to resolution
  • Research price and condition discrepancies with suppliers to resolve issues
  • Create requests for quote and purchase orders for indirect and direct materials and services as well as vendor managed inventory
  • Collaborate with Accounts Payable and vendors to resolve invoice exceptions and ensure suppliers are paid on-time
  • Provide suppliers with forecasts and production schedule information as needed
  • Participate in cross-functional teams, including Production and New Product Development teams
  • Ensure all intellectual property with vendors is protected through NDAs as required
  • Adhere to all health and safety requirements
  • Other tasks as assigned


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or other related field of study.
  • Minimum 3-5 years purchasing related experience or have demonstrated knowledge and/or skills to complete the job
  • Experience and working knowledge of SAP
  • Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of consumption-based and forecast-based planning methods
  • Thorough working knowledge of purchasing policies, processes and procedures preferred.
  • Ability to read product specifications with a good understanding of product quality standards
  • Knowledge and ability to negotiate with vendors
  • APICS certification preferred
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to perform effectively as a team player and to carry out assignments accurately
  • Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills
  •      Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate a strong attention to detail
  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays when required to complete a project or company objective


Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Physical demands:  While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.   Repetition with activity; computer work. 
  • Work environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



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: Distribution/Logistics 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

Job Segment: Pipe Welding, Welding, Fabrication, SAP, ERP, Manufacturing, Technology