• Junior Buyer

    Location US-NV-Reno
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
  • Position Description

    At a Glance


    Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Junior Buyer to join the Datacenter Power and Control Team in Reno, NV. The Junior Buyer will perform entry-level responsibilities associated with commodity purchasing. This position will assist with competitive sourcing, prepare routine bids, and assist with price and contract negotiations. The Junior Buyer will provide internal purchasing support for all departments. This support will include purchasing routine items for each department or resolving discrepancies with a product or service vendor.


    What Will You Do?



    • Purchase routine components per the MRP requirements to include but not limited to, electronics, wire assemblies, hardware, PCB’s, sheet metal.
    • Input data into MRP system to ensure that information is accurate – lead times, minimums, maximums, days of supply, etc.
    • Review overdue purchase orders; contacts supplier to establish revised delivery, updates the ERP and notifies appropriate departments of any significant delays.
    • Manage inventory levels to ensure desired inventory levels are achieved and maintained.
    • Process purchase order requisitions for all other departments.
    • Builds and maintains positive relationships with suppliers and supply chain partners. Forwards all price change information to the Purchasing and Commodity Managers.      
    • Assists in locating alternate sources for materials when normal supply chain is interrupted or is no longer cost competitive.
    • Coordinate and process 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.
    • Display original thinking and creativity; Meet challenges with resourcefulness; Generate suggestions for improving work; Develop innovative approaches and ideas.
    • Display willingness to make decisions; Exhibit sound and accurate judgment; Support and explain reasoning for decisions; Include appropriate people in decision-making process; Make timely decisions.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    Required Skills



    • High School Diploma or GED; Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college, preferred
    • One year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    • Minimum 2 years of purchasing experience, direct experience procuring electronic components a plus.


    • Ability to handle multiple tasks along with excellent time management skills and customer service skills.
    • Computer proficient with working knowledge of MRP/ ERP software and Microsoft Office products (Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint), experience.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks along with excellent time management skills and customer service skills.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to provide information across multiple groups in the Company including Production, Finance, Engineering, Marketing, and Sales.
    • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
    • Strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to work independently.  


    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 comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage. 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 Data Center Power and Control Division

    Legrand is a leading provider in intelligent rack PDUs, KVM switches, and other data center infrastructure monitoring and management solutions. Legrand’s power strategy experts have provided power solutions for labs, data centers, and telecommunications operations for 30 years. Over 60,000 customers around the world rely on Legrand’s rack power distribution units and award winning power management solutions to reduce downtime, facilitate capacity planning, improve energy utilization, and drive efficiency.  For more information, visit raritan.com and servertech.com








    Equal Opportunity Employer


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