Lehigh Hanson Buyer in Nazareth, Pennsylvania

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Line Of Business: Cement Operations

Department: Procurement

Primary Location: Nazareth-PA

Job Posting:

The Company and the Role:

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. The Group employs over 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries.

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 Nazareth, PA.

What you will 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.

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

  • Assists with resolving invoice discrepancies with vendors.

  • Process receivers against purchases orders.

  • 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.

  • Manages the storeroom. Responsible for 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 back flushing.

  • 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.

Who we are looking for:

  • 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

Benefits & Compensation:

We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process.

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