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Purchasing Manager

Date: Jun 1, 2022

Location: Waterloo, ON, CA

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Purchasing Manager within our Northfield Metal Products team to help support our Work Furniture business.  In our Furniture Components business, we design, manufacture, and distribute a wide range of components and finished products that enhance comfort, motion, and style in the work and home furniture industry.  From surface-critical bent tube assemblies and molded plywood components to chair mechanisms, bases, arms, seats, and backs, our Furniture Components business brings diverse world-class manufacturing capabilities together in the production and assembly of high-quality products.  If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As a Purchasing Manager, you will have the opportunity to develop comprehensive plans to deliver the lowest overall total cost of externally sourced production material. You will ensure mutually beneficial relationships are developed and maintained with supplier partners and your contributions will have a direct impact on the business by benchmarking industry best practices.  The team you will be working with has a long tenure and values collaboration.


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

  • Play an active leadership role in all facets of procurement, logistics, inventory management, supply chain management, material handling, continuous improvement/LEAN Manufacturing principles and EH&S
  • Play a key role in the sourcing process for current products as well as supporting sourcing activities for new products
  • Partner with the Branch Manager on procurement activities
  • Track and monitor branch procurement metrics and implement action plans to drive strategy and KPI improvement
  • Perform market analysis and spend analysis leveraging all available data sources - accounting, purchasing, payment systems, suppliers, market trends etc. to provide insight into opportunities for savings and efficiencies
  • Drive continuous improvement and standardization throughout procurement policies and processes
  • Apply risk management expertise in executing sourcing strategies


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

  • Minimum of 5 years in a Supply Chain or Procurement, with global responsibilities
  • Experience in a Manufacturing environment
  • In-depth knowledge of supply chain business processes improvement experience (i.e bill of materials, routing, work centers, etc.), supply chain (production and demand planning, forecasting, scheduling, inventory management, logistics, procurement and sales), and operations
  • Strong proficiency with ERP systems and Microsoft Office. Ability to leverage technology to solve business problems, where applicable
  • Professional with strong interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills and the ability to lead cross-functional collaborative initiatives
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and trouble shooting skills with the ability to exercise sound judgement. Results oriented with strong sense of urgency
  • Excellent skills in negotiation


Things we consider a plus:

  • Post-Secondary Education from an accredited university/college in a related field (e.g. Supply Chain, Materials Management, Business, Operations, Procurement, or Technical field)


Reasons You’ll Love It Here

Our benefits may vary slightly from one location to the next, but what you will find, is that we offer: medical, dental, and vision insurance; as well as registered retirement savings plan (RRSP). 

What to Do Next

Now that you’ve had a chance to learn more about us, what are you waiting for!  Apply today and allow us the opportunity to learn more about you and the value you can bring to our team.  Once you apply, be sure to create a profile, and sign up for job alerts, so you can be the first to know when new opportunities become available.

Our Commitment to You

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.

Leggett & Platt Inc. is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.  In keeping with our commitment, Leggett & Platt Inc. will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

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