Lennox Buyer in West Columbia, South Carolina
Beginning over a century ago, Lennox International has built a strong heritage of Innovation and Responsibility. Our position as an innovation leader continually inspires us to promote more efficient energy use and a healthier environment through our product operations. Our engaged and diverse workforce is committed to providing climate control solutions that provide the most value and comfort for our customers.
We are proud to have instilled a shared sense of responsibility and commitment among our approximately 10,000 employees located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
This buyer is responsible for selecting and negotiating with approved vendors and placing purchase orders in response to product requirements established by various departments within the organization.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Evaluate bids, select and recommend suppliers and negotiate price, quality and service. Typically reviews important bids with supervisor before placing orders.
- Expedite orders with suppliers to meet production schedules.
- Negotiate and settle with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections and losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes.
- Conduct supplier site visits and rate them as to production capability, performance and delivery as needed.
Intermediate knowledge in a wide range concepts and approaches including purchasing for lean manufacturing, Kanban and supplier development. Requires strong negotiation abilities and above average analytical skills. Shows excellent verbal and written communication skills. Requires some knowledge of raw materials, production processes and quality control. Competent in computerized procurement systems. Requires intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. May require MS Access experience.
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