Ariel Corp Buyer Position Available


Ariel Corporation

Mount Vernon, Ohio


Are you an experienced procurement professional looking to grow your career with an amazing company?  Ariel is looking for a Buyer to join our team.  In this position, you would be responsible for supporting the procurement & purchasing process of raw materials and finished goods by working with both internal and external customers. Working with the Supply Chain team, you would evaluate, plan, and source production inventory to meet Ariel’s master production schedule.  Additionally, you would build and maintain relationships with vendors, and negotiate pricing.  Finally, you would be working within SAP to routinely review and reconcile resource planning to adequately support production needs. Experience within the manufacturing industry and dealing with the purchase of steel and castings within the metals market is strongly desired.    


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Materials Management, Supply Management, or related field of study required
  • 5+ years of material management experience required, with APICS certification preferred
  • Knowledge of procurement and inventory management principles required
  • Advanced computer skills and understanding of Microsoft Office programs required
  • Previous experience purchasing steel or castings in the metals market preferred
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Strong analytical skills with knowledge of data analysis tools and reporting preferred
  • Experience utilizing ERP systems required; experience within SAP PLM, MM, and SD preferred
  • Strong ability to foster business relationships with internal and external customers


  • Quarterly cash profit-sharing bonuses
  • 401K with company 100% match (up to 6%) AND annual company-paid profit-sharing retirement contribution
  • Excellent comprehensive benefit plan – medical, dental, vision, prescription, and life/disability/long-term care plan
  • Corporate location on-site wellness clinic for employees and their dependents enrolled in the comprehensive benefit plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Generous paid time-off program
  • Tuition reimbursement and student debt relief programs
  • Company provided tools
  • Yearly boot voucher
  • Relocation assistance for eligible positions


Ariel Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of separable reciprocating gas compressors, meaning our products help fuel the future by moving natural gas from underground wells to our homes. Ariel’s culture and values are the cornerstone of the way we do business. We hire extraordinary people and invest significantly in their growth, giving our employees the opportunity to build a career in an industry that is powering the future. Our culture of continuous learning combined with a team-based environment has led to a company that not only enables employee development, but encourages it.