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Parker Hannifin Corporation Buyer in DAVENPORT, Iowa


Location : DAVENPORT, IA, United States

Job Family : Procurement

Job Type : Regular

Posted : Sep 27, 2021

Job ID : 22518

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With annual sales of $15 billion in fiscal year 2020, 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 63 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

The Buyer is responsible for analyzing and purchasing the incoming flow of materials, MRO items and other manufacturing components to support the production schedule. The Buyer uses the PFEP (Plan for Every Part) to develop and implement strategies to keep inventory at an optimal level to support production and customer orders while optimizing inventory as a percent of sales. Scope/Supervision and Interaction: Does Not Have Direct Reports Position will report to the Materials Planning Manager – Davenport and interact intra-divisionally with operations and supply chain.

  • Manage the monthly PFEP, ensuring historical usage and forecast are included to best plan for changes in material demand. - Maintain Kanban ordering systems to ensure appropriate inventory levels are held. Suggests items for addition / deletion from Kanban. - Purchase parts, equipment and materials by submitting orders (POs direct to vendors and internal transfers). - Responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of open orders (Kanban included). - Works with supplying plants to communicate demand changes. - Provides parts, equipment and materials information by answering questions and requests. - Prepares reports by collection, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. - Responsible for inventory levels. Generates tracking reports and performs data entry and analysis as required. - Participates in continuous improvement activities and provides suggestions for cost reduction and efficiency improvements.

  • 4 year college degree in Supply Chain management or relevant discipline. - Experience and/or exposure to supply chain and manufacturing concepts and methodologies. -Possess analytical and technical skills required to understand business practices and recommend proper automation opportunities. -Must have advanced computer skills and be able to understand of electronic processing. -Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for effective interface with all internal and external contacts. -Must be an innovator and embrace lean enterprises principles and practices.

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. (“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”) If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to and

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