• Buyer Jr.

    Location US-MO-St. Louis
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
  • Position Description

    At a Glance


    Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Buyer, Jr. to join the Legrand/OCL team in St. Louis, MO.. The Buyer, Jr will be responsible 

    for the purchase of materials for inventory and non-inventory related requirements.  Provides departmental support in achieving expediting requirements and ensures the quality, competitive pricing, and timely delivery of all procured items.


    What Will You Do?


    • Maintains fundamental product, production process and commodity knowledge for the responsible supply segment. Demonstrates a professional attitude and best service practices at all times towards suppliers and internal/external customers.
    • Analyzes and manages data from Planning, Engineering and Manufacturing to support the manufacturing plan. Reviews MRP for planned orders on assigned commodities and processes purchase orders in accordance to company standards. Coordinates deliveries based on vendor lead times and specific manufacturing objectives
    • Reviews sales forecast and works closely with Operations to meet production-scheduling requirements and to determine accuracy of order policies recommending changes as required.
    • Reviews overdue purchase orders; contacts supplier to establish revised delivery, updates the ERP and notifies appropriate departments of any significant delays.
    • Builds and maintains positive relationships with suppliers and supply chain partners. Forwards all price change information to the Operations Manager. Assists in locating alternate sources for materials when normal supply chain is interrupted or is no longer cost competitive.
    • Coordinates and processes returns to suppliers for non-conforming goods and materials as required.
    • Works with Accounting to resolve invoice discrepancies.
    • Participates in physical inventory and cycle count programs.
    • Maintains good housekeeping practices and performs in a safe and effective manner so as not to inflict injury to self or others.
    • Informs area management of any hazardous situations in the work environment.
    • Performs any other duties as required by the Director of Operations to ensure realization of departmental and corporate goals.


    Required Skills


    Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferred

    Experience:  1-2 years purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.  MRP background desirable.

    Basic negotiating skills are essential.  Position requires strong organizational and communication skills.  Must be proficient in computer-based spreadsheet and word processing systems, such as Excel, Word, and Access.  Must be very detail oriented, and be willing to adapt to changing responsibilities as required to achieve departmental and corporate goals.  An understanding of electrical and mechanical component purchasing preferred, but not required.

    Company Info

    About Legrand

    Every single day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world’s best employers.  For more information, visit legrand.com.


    About Legrand North and Central America

    Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 60 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting).  LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women’s network.  LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity.  For more information, visit legrand.us.  


    About Legrand’s Lighting Sector

    Through Pinnacle, Finelite, and OCL, Legrand designs and manufactures high performance, environmentally sustainable lighting solutions and products for commercial, educational and healthcare facilities.  We work with leading architects and contractors to supply systems and products.  We employ a talented group of lighting engineers and designers who work with the latest technologies, using cutting-edge tools to create fixtures which are unique and built to last.  Our products offer the design professional a complete palette of integrated products that breathe life into architectural spaces for design that lasts.  Legrand’s specification grade products are suited for a broad range of applications, and the integrated product line allows designers to create multi-level lighting scenarios using various luminaires from an extensive offering.








    Equal Opportunity Employer


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