Lehigh Hanson Buyer in Mason City, Iowa

AutoReqId: 7810BR

Line Of Business: Cement Operations

Department: Procurement

Primary Location: Mason City-IA

Job Posting:


We’re Lehigh Hanson. Our products build cities and towns, including stadiums that hold thousands of fans, and bridges that support millions of vehicles. We have thousands of employees across hundreds of locations in the U.S. and Canada, making us North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, and related construction materials.

We might be a big company, but we appreciate and encourage our people to share their ideas and help shape our future. We want every one of our people to play an active role in growing our business. With our diverse product lines and locations across North America, there are opportunities to explore different roles and work on a variety of exciting and interesting projects.

We’re a tight-knit team. While we strive to be the best, we do it with an attitude that is humble, accessible and down-to-earth. We don’t ask you to “fit in” to our culture. We invite you to add to it.


As a Buyer for Lehigh Hanson, you will work with a high functioning purchasing team at a dynamic cement plant to ensure parts, deliveries, and supplies are coordinated and arrive on time. You will work cross-functionally with the departments to ensure we focus on budgets and maximizing savings annually while still maintaining required levels of inventory. This position reports to the Purchasing Manager.

The position will reside in Mason City, IA.

  • Initiates, maintain and tracks Purchase Orders for supplies and services.

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

  • Assists with the negotiation of contracts.

  • Follows company policies and ensures compliance at the local level.

  • Assists with resolving invoice discrepancies with vendors.

  • Process receivers against purchases orders. Stock items in stores and must be able to lift 50 lbs.

  • 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.

  • Assists with storeroom management. Participates in physical inventory of spare parts to include cycle counting, posting, and reconciliation.

  • Oversee proper storage and identification (tagging).

  • Ensure proper and timely charge out of spare parts and keep accurate records.

  • 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 entered timely and accruals to accounting).

  • Completes and submits the daily production report and provide back-up to production backflushing.

  • Assists with the yearly physical inventory.

  • Monitors the physical inventories of purchased raw materials and WIP (order surveys when necessary).

  • Other job-related duties and administrative functions may be included.

  • Complete all assigned work in compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory requirements (i.e., MSHA, OHSA, DOT, DOL, etc.), including all safety programs.

  • Must maintain awareness of surroundings at all times and perform all work in a safe and productive manner.


  • Two (2) years of experience in purchasing and/or materials management or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Degree in Business or Accounting strongly preferred.

  • Ability to interact with all levels of management and vendors in a manner that result in the cooperation of all parties.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to manage the company’s inventory and acquisition dollars in a manner that results in the lowest total cost.

  • Experience with supervising warehouse and purchasing personnel.

  • Knowledge and experience with SAP desired as well as PC based applications.

  • Minimal travel required.

External candidates must be able to work in the USA without sponsorship.

Lehigh Hanson is a drug free workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled


At Lehigh Hanson, we care a great deal about your health which is why there is no waiting period to participate in highly competitive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance programs. In addition, we offer a 401(k) retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions.

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