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With annual sales exceeding US $13 billion, 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 commercial, mobile, industrial, and aerospace markets. Parker Hannifin employs more than 57,000 people in 43 countries. 

Parker Hannifin, Engineered Polymer Systems Division, Houston, TX facility is looking for a motivated Supply Chain intern that is interested in gaining hands on experience at the Houston PSC facility.

As an integral part of the Supply Chain team, the Buyer is responsible for managing Parker procurement of materials and services to support delivery and cost requirement.

Position Summary:

Buyer responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring timely acquisitions of product or service from known sources of supply
  • Planning, scheduling and monitoring the efficient movement of materials through the production cycle to ensure the shipment of products as scheduled to maximize on time delivery.
  • Resolving issues in the areas of requisition accuracy and completeness, on-time delivery and supplier payment
    Maximize inventory turns while minimizing cost of freight, cost of quality and lead time
  • Provides parts, equipment, and materials information by answering questions and requests. Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

Essential Functions:

  • Purchases parts, equipment, and materials by preparing request for quotations and submitting purchase orders with approved suppliers. Issues purchase orders and agreements that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions as negotiated with suppliers.
  • Plans, schedules and manages production capacity load to ensure maximum on-time delivery
  • Responsible for maintenance and accuracy of open purchase orders, quotes, work orders and part master data. Maintains accurate lead times for assigned commodities
  • Monitors and evaluates production execution to plan and supplier performance. Advises appropriate personnel of production issues or impending supplier failure to fulfill contractual agreements that may delay production or delivery
  • Resolves shipment quality discrepancies by mediating supplier/manufacturing issues. Facilitates the resolution of issues by arranging and participating in conferences between suppliers and company personnel
  • Maintains a variety of schedules, records, and reports pertaining to the tracking of materials through the production cycle and availability of production resources.
  • Negotiates and settles damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes with suppliers.
  • Assists in executing requisite system transactions needed to support the receipt, storage and transferring of material.
  • Responsible for inventory levels. Generates tracking reports and performs data entry as required
  • Participates in continuous improvement activities and provides suggestions for cost reduction and efficiency improvements
  • Participates in developing alternate sources of supply by identifying and researching prospective suppliers


  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s or advanced degree program in Supply Chain Management or related field.
  • Experience and/or exposure to supply chain concepts and methodologies, and manufacturing through internships or training programs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for effective interface with all internal and external contacts.
  • Must be a US Citizen or a US Permanent Resident

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.  Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required for all positions, and certain positions may require specific types of legal work authorizations. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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