Standard Textile
  • Interiors Group Material Services
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Founded in 1940, we have become a leading global provider of textiles in the healthcare, hospitality, decorative products, and industrial laundry markets. We offer environmentally friendly products, friendly and diverse co-workers, and a strong commitment to ethical business conduct. Associates enjoy benefits including health, dental, vision, 401 (k), paid time off, and a comprehensive health and wellness program. Currently, we are seeking a Technical Buyer to be based at corporate office in Cincinnati, OH.

The Technical Buyer will determine the type, quantity, and date materials are needed to ensure optimal installation of projects and on time delivery to the end customer.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Evaluate, plan, and purchase material required to support customer demand
  • Recommend mechanical and electrical requirements for solar shade projects
  • Assist with the development of electrical needs for motors on new construction
  • Facilitate ordering proper brackets and other support hardware required to effectively install projects
  • Provide technical support relative to fabric needs including sun blockage as well as privacy potential
  • Effectively communicate product specifications, design changes, and hardware requirements to the sales and estimating teams
  • Prepare RFQs with multiple suppliers to assure completive project bids
  • Negotiate annual pricing and manage system updates for future purchases
  • Communicate with suppliers and make sure expectations are clear for lead time, quality, cost availability, and payment terms
  • Review past usage, current demand, and capacity issues for inventory planning
  • Provide and maintain regularly scheduled reports and evaluations
  • Transfer inventory from US distribution center locations as necessary
  • Oversee return product to suppliers for quality issues as well as overstock situations


  • High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 1-5 years of experience in a purchasing, distribution, or manufacturing environment
  • Strong communication, computer, and analytical skills
  • Global importing experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards, APICS, or National Purchasing preferred
  • CPIM, CIRM certification preferred

Standard Textile supports a Drug-Free Workplace. Any offer of employment for this position will be contingent upon the candidate passing a post-offer, pre-employment drug & nicotine screen and satisfactory background investigation. In order to pass the nicotine screen, you must be completely free of the use of any nicotine-containing products.


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