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Worthington Industries, Inc.


Worthington Industries, Inc. - Columbus, OH

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Position Summary:

Responsible for all procurement activities related to the assigned purchases. Responsibilities include buying of approved Goods & Services and sourcing of spot buys, for assigned locations. 

Additional duties may

include Inventory management for capital spare parts and manufacturing supplies. Coordination responsibility of crib activity that requires maintenance of material receipts and inventory issues during the absence of senior personnel as applicable.

The responsibility level and time commitment to various tasks may vary by plant, and business unit. 

Key Duties:

Timely supplier quotes in support of requirements

Timely and accurate fulfillment of orders to meet business demands

Timely and accurate resolution of Match/Hold items

Timely and accurate maintenance of system data

Timely completion of assigned projects

Cost effective supplier arraigments and purchases compliant with business financial controls and process standards

Responsible for material reapplication to offset creation of new purchase order and control of raw material inventory

Sourcing, selecting and negotiation and approval of contract award for commodity purchases or services as well as spot buy of non-stock items for location requirements, includes utilization and support of corporate programs and initiatives where applicable, providing information to internal customers for pricing proposals, resolves specification issues prior to quoting process, achievements of cost savings goals and deliver lowest cost alternatives for sourcing of products and services to meet business demands

Manage inventory by reviewing requirements, entering purchase orders, and changing purchase orders as required; determines the need for expediting, follows up on late orders and monitors delivery performance taking corrective action as needed

Effectively communicate to the Purchasing management team and other appropriate functional areas key insights )price levels, contract durations, quantities, etc.)

Perform Match/Hold, Uninvoiced receipts, and other pertinent financial reports, review and analysis

Resolve accounting discrepancies and process supplier returns/rejections

Reporting activities; to include monthly savings, and weekly status

Maintain systems of record, Oracle, JDE, Saleslogix & etc.

Represent Purchasing in applicable meetings, projects and presentations.

Critical Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Working knowledge of assigned items.

Good communication skills (both written and verbal).  Professional phone etiquette is a must.

Self-motivated and possesses the ability to complete tasks on-time and with little supervision.

General negotiation skills

Intermediate analytical and mathematical skills

Working knowledge and experience of Microsoft Excel, Word and ERP purchasing systems.

Intermediate Knowledge and application of purchasing cost reduction methods

Material requirements planning (MRP) system proficiency

Working knowledge of purchasing terminology and practices

Education / Training Required

Bachelor Degree in business, supply chain, logistics, or quantitative fields or equivalent work experience

Preferred CPM/CPIM (Certified Purchasing Manager/Certified Production Inventory Manager)

3 years buyer work experience in manufacturing environment preferred

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.

7 days 14 hours ago

Worthington Industries, Inc.


Buyer Worthington Industries, Inc. - Columbus, OH, United States


Location: Columbus, OH

Company Profile:
In 1955, a young steel salesman named John H. McConnell saw an opportunity for custom processed steel. He purchased his first load of steel by borrowing $600 against his 1952 Oldsmobile and founded Worthington Industries. First year earnings were $11,000 generated from sales of $342,000. From these modest beginnings, McConnell started a company known for its innovative products and services as well as its unique employee relationships.