Parker Hannifin Corporation Buyer Planner in Slater, Missouri

Buyer Planner

MO-Slater, United States

Group: Filtration Group N. America

Job Family: Procurement

Job ID: 11664-1A

Posted: 2018-09-26

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Org Marketing Statement

With annual sales of $12 billion in fiscal year 2017, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 61 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

Essential Functions

Buyer is responsible for commodities or assignments requiring application of basic purchasing principles, theories and concepts. The Buyer ensures timely acquisition of product or service from known sources of supply. Additionally, the Buyer will mediate with vendors to resolve issues in the areas of requisition accuracy and completeness, on-time delivery, product quality, or supplier payment. Negotiate and settle damage claims, rejects, losses, return of material, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes with suppliers. The Buyer’s efforts shall align with the Strategic Sourcing Leader and/or the Supply Chain Manager. This role requires a level of autonomous decision making, aligned with clear delegations of authority and business unit strategy.


• Purchases parts, equipment, and materials by preparing requests for quotation and submitting purchase orders to suppliers. • Participate in supplier negotiations and issue purchase orders and agreements that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions. • Maintains accurate lead times for assigned commodities to meet demand schedules. • Manage on-hand quantities of materials to avoid stock-outs while maximizing inventory turns. • Identify and recommend suppliers by investigating potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment, machinery, services, and materials availability. • Conduct supplier evaluations as to production capability, performance, delivery, cost, quality, service and other key business criteria. • Evaluate competing bids for standard and non-standard items. • Research and develop alternate supply sources. • Lead/participate in continuous improvement efforts. • Identify material cost out opportunities and implement changes to supply chain to attain those efficiencies.


• Must be able to read and interpret product drawings and specifications to help assure conformance of material to requirements. • 4-year college degree in Supply Chain Management or related discipline • 2 years experience with supply chain concepts and methodologies, preferably in a purchasing capacity related to a manufacturing environment. • Posses analytical and technical skills required to understand business practices, business objectives to balance competing demands of cost and supply. • Intermediate computer skills. Experience using ERP or MRP software systems. • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for effective interface with internal and external contacts.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions.

(“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”)

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