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Purchasing Associate

Date: Nov 5, 2021

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

Western Pneumatic Tube, a division of Leggett & Platt, is seeking a Part Time (25 Hours per Week) Purchasing Associate to join our team (Could lead to Full-Time Employment depending on Business Need.) If you have a drive for growth, an eye for strategy, and a suppliers-focused attitude, this might be the right role for you. This fast-paced team in a growing industry has an in-depth knowledge of the products manufactured at Western Pneumatics and take an active role in the success of the company.

What you'll be doing:


  • Quoting raw material availability and pricing for supplier quotes.
  • Purchasing of shop materials, safety supplies, office supplies, etc.  All non-raw material items
  • Facilitate resolution of delivery; engage appropriate departments, make recommendations on appropriate response, and communicate resolution to suppliers.
  • Identify and continually improve the process of providing innovative and efficient supply chain management activities
  • Prepares work to be estimated by gathering proposals, raw materials, specifications, and related documents
  • Computes material costs
  • Presents prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed


What we're looking for:


  • Ability to cultivate and maintain effective relationships with diverse audience ranging from staff and suppliers
  • Able to support purchasing manager in daily purchasing task.
  • Excellent phone, communication, and conflict resolution skills
  • Microsoft Office: beginner to intermediate proficiency


An Extra Bonus:


  • 1-3 years of purchasing experience in a corporate or business environment.
  • Some college experience preferentially in a business curriculum.

Reasons you’ll love it here:  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.

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 company consists of more than 22,000 employee-partners in 120 manufacturing facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. For more information, please visit


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