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Supvr - Purchasing/Procurement

Brand:  Industrial Automation
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  MAS Warehouse Automation

Cincinnati, OH, US, 45227


The Supervisor - Purchasing/Procurement coordinates and supervises the team that purchases and manages the inventory for a wide variety of products for sale and used across the business. Works with vendors to secure the best possible terms, pricing and delivery schedule.


•    Provides work direction to Purchasing/Procurement (PnP) resources daily to increase warehouse and purchasing efficiency and accuracy.
•    Assists with projects, tracks data and produces reports.
•    Assists in tracking Purchasing/Procurement schedules as well as staffing needs.
•    Identifies opportunities for process improvement, supplier consolidation, leveraged purchasing opportunities, and supplier involvement in new product development
•    Creates and enters purchase orders as necessary to support production orders into the computer system.  Enters all issues and receipts of stock status items.  
•    Acts as main contact for project management and customer service for expediting orders. Coordinates changes with project management and service. 
•    Responsible for managing the receiving and shipping of products that are inventoried at our facility as well as performing inventory control functions covering cycle counting, stock valuations, and physical inventory.        
•    Works with Accounting Department in assisting with the closing of projects.
•    Documents material movements and adheres to inventory control procedures.
•    Reports inventory discrepancies and shortage concerns to manager.
•    Sets system cost, min/max and minimum order quantities for all purchased materials.
•    Selects, negotiates, and monitor vendors to ensure needs are being accurately met. 
•    Maintains inventories with vendors to support production, and implements just-in-time material policies wherever feasible on all purchased goods. 
•    Manages inventory to achieve division targets for turnover ratios. 
•    Identifies alternate sources and maintains a formal sourcing plan to ensure vendors are not sole sourced.
•    Coordinates material substitutions with vendors and follows up with engineering when material shortages or supply chain issues arise.
•    Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of employee(s) to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished.  Mentors, coaches, trains and develops team.
•    Additional duties as assigned.





•    Bachelor’s Degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management or related field5
•    5+ of previous purchasing or warehouse experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
•    2+ years in a leadership/supervisory role.
•    Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
•    Proficiency in ERP systems (preferably SAP)
•    Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
•    Analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management & planning skills.
•    Basic verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
•    Basic understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
•    Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
•    Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
•    Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
•    Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
•    Ability to work overtime as necessary.



•    Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, hear, and see.  
•    Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
•    Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold & heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
•    The noise level in the work environment may be high.

The Matthews Industrial Automation division of Matthews International designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of technologies and solutions for industrial automation applications including marking and coding, and warehouse automation. Our integrated systems identify, track, control, and pick products at the highest levels of accuracy. 

Our focus on innovation is leading to rapid growth in each of the solution areas we provide: product identification, warehouse automation and applied automation technologies.  

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants. In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati