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Posted on: August 06, 2021 • Category: Purchasing

Purchasing Agent

L & M Radiator, Inc

Apply By: September 16, 2021
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: DOE/DOQ

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Phone 1: (605) 664-8993
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L & M Radiator, Inc
2204 West City Limits Road
Yankton, SD, SD 57078
United States
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KnowledgeSkills and Abilities Required for Entry Level:

  • Computer skills and knowledge of ERP systems and the raw materials.
  • Supplier relationship experience.
  • Organized, detailed, and thorough.
  • 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.
  • Regular and Reliable attendance is critical

Minimum Qualifications for Application:
High School Diploma or GED and minimum of 5 years related experience in Purchasing or Manufacturing OR
A bachelor’s degree in related field

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of Epicor or similar ERP system.
Experience in Lean Manufacturing.
Experience in EU REACH Regulations
Experience in: Supply Management, Tracking Budget Expenses, Customer Service, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Manufacturing Quality, Cost Accounting
Fluent in Spanish a plus.


Job Summary: Responsible for all purchasing or transfer of orders, inventory and non-inventory items for the L&M Plant location.  Obtains requirements by verifying, preparing, and forwarding purchase orders; verifies receipt of items; authorizes payment.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Run “Open Purchase Order” report and review for accuracy daily. Follow up with vendors on overdue orders.
  • Daily run of Purchase Suggestions and ensure inventory items required for production are ordered.
  • Weekly review essential tubing and strip inventory for L&M Plant location.
  • Review sales orders for special buy out parts and verify all parts for jobs are on hand or ordered using the “Job Material’s Dashboard”
  • Maintain and update “Approved Supplier List,” review and complete Discrepant Material Reports (DMR).  
  • Track cost savings and report monthly to Purchasing Manager.
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers. Create the Suppliers in the ERP following our end user procedures.
  • Review supplier performance and report via Purchasing metric.
  • Direct Revision Requests to Drafting/Engineering to be processed in the ERP system.
  • 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.
  • Track/follow material forecasts for potential shortages and watch the market for supply/demand issues.
  • Order non-inventory items.
  • Obtain price and delivery time estimates for customer quotes.
  • Review inventory shortages to determine cause so system can be improved to prevent re-occurrences.
  • 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.
  • Answer supplier questions on fabricated parts orders.
  • Talk to sale representatives from suppliers.
  • 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 and engineering approvals for substitutions.
  • 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.
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