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Jobs at Cleaveland/Price Inc.

Purchasing Agent

Location: Trafford, PA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Cleaveland/Price is a manufacturing company headquartered in Trafford, PA, 10 miles east of Pittsburgh. Established in 1975 with over 260 employees and growing.   We design and manufacture high voltage electrical disconnect switches, motor operators, and automation products primarily used by the electrical utility industry.  You can learn more about our company at www.cleavelandprice.com.   Come grow with us!

The position’s responsibilities include;

  • Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data to determine quality and cost-competitive providers.
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance and take corrective actions.
  • Formulate policies and procedures for purchasing and contract management.
  • Interview vendors and perform site visits as required to confirm capabilities and learn about products and pricing.
  • Monitor changes affecting supply and demand, tracking market conditions, price trends, and futures.
  • Analyze MRP output to order and schedule delivery all parts and materials under his/her control to minimize inventory and maximize manufacturing efficiency.
  • Resolve inventory problems to ensure material is available for production and conduct root cause analysis.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training program, and 5 or more years of experience in purchasing in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong background in Excel, Access and ERP systems 
  • Experience with SYSPRO a plus
  • Strong analytical, negotiating, and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and accountable

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and background.

Excellent benefit package includes health, vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment, short and long term disability insurances, FSA, HRA, EAP, 401K, vacation, and holidays.


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