Job Information

Lehigh Hanson Buyer in Leeds, Alabama

AutoReqId: 15875BR

Line Of Business: Cement Operations

Department: Procurement

Primary Location: Leeds-AL

Pay Class: Salaried Exempt

Job Posting:

The Role and the Company

Lehigh Hanson is North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mix concrete, and asphalt. We have hundreds of plants and thousands of employees working across the United States and Canada. We are also part of Heidelberg Cement Group, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.

The Buyer role is based in Leeds, AL and reports directly to the Purchasing Manager.

What you’ll get to do

• Initiates, maintains and tracks Purchase Orders for supplies and services

• Obtains and analyzes quotes from suppliers based on the price/quality characteristics

• Assists with negotiation of contracts

• Assists with resolving invoice discrepancies with vendors

• Process receivers against purchases orders

• Coordinate rental equipment needs

• Maintains insurance documentation from vendors

• Reviews opportunities for new supply sources and suitability of materials

• Follows up on outstanding purchase orders Expedites the purchase and delivery of materials, supplies or parts as needed

• Coordinates purchasing activities with other departments to maintain inventory for materials and supplies at efficient levels

• Supports storeroom activities

• Make necessary inventory adjustments

• Obtains return authorizations for parts as required. Prepares bills of lading and packing lists for outbound shipments

• Assist with the monthly month-end closing (goods receipts for rentals and services)

• Assists with the annual physical inventory

Essential Experience and Skills

• At least 3 years of experience in purchasing and/or materials management or an equivalent combination of education and experience

• Strong negotiation, analytical, and quantitative skills

• Detail orientation with excellent interpersonal skills

• Proficient in Microsoft Office and the use of technology

Preferred Experience and Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline

• SAP experience

• Proven negotiations experience

What we have to offer

• Competitive base salary

• Highly competitive benefits programs

• 401k retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions

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Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled