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Purchasing Specialist - Full Time

The Timken Company - North Canton, OH

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Posted on 07/09/24 (Ref: OHYeCgMjGT)

Purchasing Specialist - North Canton, OH - The Timken Company

What Timken makes possible begins with you.
Those who came before us helped land a man on the moon, create the world's infrastructure, and introduce renewable energy alternatives. Now you can join the Timken team to write your own unique story and help drive what's next.

A career at Timken means you can have an immediate impact doing Work That Matters to the worldó improving the efficiency of today's industrial equipment and preparing for the future of motion on our planet and beyond. New employees can start contributing right away, and there are many opportunities to advance your career at your own pace. Join our global team of 20,000 people in 46 countries, and start helping our customers push the limits of what's possible in their world of motion.

Purpose and Scope

The purpose of this position is to maintain, enhance and standardize the source-to-pay business process and systems across Timken's SAP facilities. This includes creation of standard work for purchasing processes, source-to-pay training, compliance, auditing, creation and tracking of key performance indicators. This includes the compliance aspects of purchasing processes such as SOX and ISO/TS certifications


  • Procurement Specialist - Work within a project team to integrate new acquisitions into our corporate procurement standard processes through training; and SAP & Ariba configurations.
  • Procurement Training Coordinator - Engage various departments that impact the supply chain to solicit training topics and coordinate the monthly training plans for the year.
    • Manage adequate organizational help chain support for procurement processes.
    • Utilize TimkenU, the ERP Newsletter, uPerform and other training tools to maintain organizational proficiency.
  • SOX Compliance - Through the governance, risk and compliance process, ensure SAP procurement user roles and accesses create the proper separation of duties (SOD) to mitigate the risk of fraudulent procurement practices.
  • Material Standards Coordinator - Work with Accounting and Supply Assurance teams yearly to improve and facilitate the process of updating the direct material standard costs of procured items by our North American facilities.
  • Continuous Improvement - Review Cherwell requests and work with the procurement IT team to prioritize addressing service requests, incidents, and corrective actions. Attend Change Advisory Board meetings to provide input/feedback on changes impacting the procurement process.
  • Source-to-Pay internal and external audit support - Research and present evidence of procurement process adherence to internal and external auditors by utilizing SAP, work instructions, Oversight, and business intelligence (BI) reports; additionally, work with cross-functional teams on corrective actions.
  • Data Quality Management - Ensure procurement data in SAP is greater than 95% accurate. Create KPIs that are aligned with business objectives and drive compliance.
  • Perform other ad hoc activities in support of Source-to-Pay continuity, compliance, and improvements.

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Subject Matter Expert in SAP procurement
  • Cross-functional team building
  • Presentation/public speaking
  • Microsoft Office suite (especially Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Data gathering, organization and analysis


  • Bachelor's Degree of Business, Supply Chain, or related field with 12+ years of experience
  • Master's Degree of Business, Supply Chain, or related field with 10+ years of experience

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law. #LI-AP01

Purchasing Specialist - North Canton, OH - The Timken Company

Purchasing Specialist - North Canton, OH - The Timken Company

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