Purchasing Agent

Posted Date 8 months ago(4/16/2021 12:52 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-4796
Category
Purchasing
Company : Name
083 LCI Plant
Location : Address
57912 Charlotte Ave
Job Location
US-IN-Elkhart

Overview

The Purchasing Agent/Buyer obtains requirements by verifying, preparing, and forwarding purchase orders; verifies receipt of items; authorizes payment.


Essential Functions

  1. Verifies purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to master list; clarifying unclear items; recommending alternatives.
  2. Forwards available inventory items by verifying stock; scheduling delivery.
  3. Prepares purchase orders by verifying specifications and price; obtaining recommendations from suppliers for substitute items; obtaining approval from requisitioning department.
  4. Obtains purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers; monitoring and expediting orders.
  5. Verifies receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered; resolves shipments in error with suppliers.
  6. Authorizes payment for purchases by forwarding receiving documentation.
  7. Keeps information accessible by sorting and filing documents.
  8. Provides purchasing planning and control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  9. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  10. Accomplishes purchasing and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

Competencies

  1. Technical Capacity.
  2. Financial Management.
  3. Communication Proficiency.
  4. Time Management.
  5. Discretion.
  6. Decision Making.

Supervisory Responsibility

This role does not have any supervisory responsibility upon hiring.


Physical Demands
This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bending or standing on a stool as necessary. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time salary position, and hours/days of work are decided by production schedules and your reporting manager.


Travel
Travel will be minimal and would be primarily local during the business day.

 

Required Education and Experience

  1. Must be a team player and be able to work alone in a fast-paced environment.
  2. Ability to analyze and support inventory, so we can optimize inventory turns and reduce costs.
  3. Display Lippert’s Core Values: Positive Attitude, Team Play with Trust, Passionate about Winning, Honesty-Integrity-Candor, Caring about People.
  4. Understanding of ERP systems (D365 preferred).
  5. Strong Microsoft Office Skills – specifically Word and Excel.
  6. Ability to take initiative, set priorities, learn quickly, and take ownership of assigned projects.

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. 3-5 years’ experience in purchasing metal fabrication industry, steel sheet, and coil procurement with a business degree a plus.
  2. Degree in Supply Chain Management a plus.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance
Must be able to pass EVerify.


AAP/EEO Statement
LCI provides equal employment opportunity to all Team Members and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected category.

Pay Group : AAP/EEO Statement

LCI provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected category.

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