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Purchasing Agent

Date: Jun 2, 2022

Location: Wilmington, NC, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We make life more comfortable.


Leggett & Platt’s overall mission is a commitment to enhance lives – by delivering quality products, offering empowering and rewarding careers, and doing our part in bringing about a better future.


Leggett & Platt’s inventive heritage and leadership in the residential products industry span more than 130 years. As The Components People, we are the leading supplier of a wide range of products and components for all areas of life, including mattress springs and carpet cushion, as well as bedding machinery and erosion-control products.


From aerospace tubing and fabricated assemblies to flooring underlayment and carpet cushion, Leggett & Platt has divisions that design, manufacture, and sell a variety of products. Our reliable product development and launch capability, coupled with our global footprint, make us a trusted partner for customers in the aerospace, hydraulic cylinders, flooring, textile, and geo components industries.


Learn more about the history of Leggett:




PHC is seeking an experienced Purchasing Agent. The perfect candidate can sit onsite in Beulaville NC facility or our Wilmington NC facility. This key role will assist with the management of purchases both domestically, and overseas.


So, what will you be doing as a Purchasing Agent?

  • Tactical purchasing of materials and components based on MRP & MRO output
  • Monitor and track material costs for purchased goods
  • Coordinate logistics activities of inbound materials with freight carriers and receiving department.
  • Monitor and report supplier performance monthly
  • Maintain and enhance relationships with suppliers
  • Ensure ISO procedures are followed and kept current
  • Continuously assess and improve purchasing processes by reviewing standards, costs, and supplier feedback.
  • Reconcile invoice discrepancies with suppliers.

Wo be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of purchasing experience preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong excel skills and analytical competence
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Proficient in a working ERP environment and understanding MRP
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Organized and able to effectively manage multiple tasks with appropriate prioritization

Things we consider a plus

  • Promotability – ability to take on greater responsibilities in the future
  • Experience with MRP outputs and reports
  • Willingness and ability to travel

We’re proud of the fact that we are strongly rooted in being an inclusive, people-focused organization. Our company culture reflects values like integrity, ownership, and authenticity. We take these to heart, and if you do as well, you’ll fit right in.


Who we are and what we offer


Our comprehensive benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with match, stock plans, employee discounts, and more.


Since 1883, Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) has been creating a wide variety of innovative products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Today our growing 137-year-old company is comprised of 15 business units and 140 facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. Learn more about what Leggett life is like here:


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