Purchasing Agent

Hibbing, MN
May 09, 2018
Jun 08, 2018
L&M Radiator
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

L&M Radiator, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes industrial radiators and heat exchangers that feature individual replaceable colling tubes. The company provides engine radiators, engine-colling packages, retrofit replacement radiators, air-to-oil coolers, air-to-air coolers, charge air coolers, and tube and sheller coolers. This position offers a competitive wage and full benefit package. Core office hours are  Monday - Friday 7:00am-4:00pm.

  • Run “Open Purchase Order” report and review for accuracy daily.
  • Daily run of Purchase Suggestions and ensure inventory items required for production are ordered.
  • Review sales orders for special buy out parts.
  • Maintain and update “Approved Supplier List,” review and complete Discrepant Material Reports (DMR).
  • Track cost savings and report quarterly to Purchasing Manager.
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers.
  • Review supplier and vendor performance and report via “Scorecards.”
  • Complete close out reports on meetings and file for future follow up.
  • Negotiate the best possible prices for supplies and document in ERP software system.
  • Order non-inventory items.
  • Obtain price and delivery time estimates for customer quotes.
  • Review all HQ and Plant inventory. Review inventory shortages to determine cause so system can be improved to prevent re-occurrences.
  • Follow up with vendors on overdue orders.
  • Attend production and foremen meetings, manufacturing committee meetings and quality planning meetings.
  • Respond to questions from production on availability and expected delivery dates for inventory items.
  • Order parts for L&M subsidiaries.
  • Answer vendor questions on fabricated parts orders.
  • Verify purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to master list; clarifying unclear items; recommend alternatives.
  • Prepare purchase orders by confirming specifications and price; obtain recommendations from suppliers for substitute items; acquire approval from requisitioning department.
  • Organize, create and maintain proper documentation. Keep all information and documentation accessible by sorting and filing; utilize ERP software system as much as possible.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Perform work in a safe manner and follow all safety guidelines and procedure.
  • Domestic and international travel required and could include weekend travel depending on the project.
  • Perform related work or other job duties as required by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for Entry Level:    

  • Vendor/Supplier relationship experience.
  • Organized, detailed, and thorough.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of ERP systems and the raw materials.
  • Proficient data entry skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Communicate, in English, effectively and clearly by both written and verbal means.
  • Excellent phone etiquette.
  • Demonstrate maturity, intelligence, cooperation, and discretion.
  • Work effectively with fellow employees and independently.
  • Must be dependable and reliable under both supervised and unsupervised conditions.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen and background test.
  • Attendance Critical 

Minimum Qualifications for Application: 

Bachelor’s degree in related field and minimum of 5 years related experience in Purchasing or Manufacturing.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of Epicor or similar ERP system.

Experience in Lean Manufacturing.

Experience in: Supply Management, Tracking Budget Expenses, Customer Service, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Manufacturing Quality, Cost Accounting

Fluent in Spanish



Thought Provoking Capable of making others think deeply on a subject

Team Player Works well as a member of a group

Detail Oriented Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well


Ability to Make an Impact Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Self-Starter Inspired to perform without outside help

Goal Completion Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks



Bachelors or better in Logistics /Supply Chain Management or related field.



3-5 years: Supply Management, Tracking Budget Expenses, Customer Service, Supply Management, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Manufacturing Quality, Cost Accounting or similar experience

Licenses & Certifications


Driver's License

Similar jobs

More searches like this

Similar jobs