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Purchasing Manager

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt Incorporated

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated is seeking a positive and self-motivated individual to serve as Purchasing Manager for our Machine Products branch in Carthage, Missouri. This position is essential in ensuring the purchase and timely delivery of all materials needed for meeting production schedules, maintaining proper inventory levels, monitoring the quality of the products purchased by the branch while also seeking new methods to reduce overall costs to meet the company's overall production and profitability targets. This position is an essential member of the Branch’s operations and will provide the right candidate an opportunity to grow & develop their career at Leggett & Platt.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Negotiate with multiple vendors concerning price, delivery, and quality
  • Seek cost saving products and develop methods to reduce overall costs
  • Maintain procurement records such as cost of items or services purchased, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories
  • Ensure timely delivery of all materials needed for meeting production schedules
  • Expedite delivery of goods to users
  • Review requisitions to run job requirement reports
  • Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors and others to determine source of issue
  • Work closely with multiple other members and functions of the Branch including Production Planning, Customer Service, Inventory, Accounts Payable and Receiving
  • Effectively communicate and build strong relationships and a positive image with vendors, suppliers and co-workers
  • Be an active participant in Continuous Improvement processes at the Branch


Skills/Competencies Needed

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Cooperative and team oriented attitude
  • Organization skills to manage multiple tasks and projects while having to meet deadlines in adverse and fast paced conditions
  • Ability to negotiate with vendors concerning price, delivery and quality
  • Detail oriented
  • Willing to share and communicate ideas for improvement


A college degree and/or previous experience in a purchasing role are preferred for this position but if you have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and improve, our Branch has leaders willing to teach you!


We offer a comprehensive benefits package. While benefits may vary by location, we typically include: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and stock plans, tuition reimbursement, 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 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


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veteran/Disability Employer

Nearest Major Market: Joplin

Job Segment: Accounts Payable, Manager, Purchasing, Inspector, Procurement, Finance, Management, Quality, Operations