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Lennox Buyer in Columbia, South Carolina

Company Overview

Lennox International (LII) is a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets.

Beginning over a century ago, Lennox International has built a strong heritage of Innovation and Responsibility. Our position as an innovation leader continually inspires us to promote more efficient energy use and a healthier environment through our product operations. Our engaged and diverse workforce is committed to providing climate control solutions that provide the most value and comfort for our customers.

We are proud to have instilled a shared sense of responsibility and commitment among our approximately 10,000 employees located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Job Description

This buyer is responsible for selecting and negotiating with approved vendors and placing purchase orders in response to product requirements established by various departments within the organization.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate bids, select and recommend suppliers and negotiate price, quality and service. Typically reviews important bids with supervisor before placing orders.

  • Expedite orders with suppliers to meet production schedules.

  • Negotiate and settle with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections and losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes.

  • Conduct supplier site visits and rate them as to production capability, performance and delivery as needed.


Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires at least 1 year related experience.

Intermediate knowledge in a wide range concepts and approaches including purchasing for lean manufacturing, Kanban and supplier development. Requires strong negotiation abilities and above average analytical skills. Shows excellent verbal and written communication skills. Requires some knowledge of raw materials, production processes and quality control. Competent in computerized procurement systems. Requires intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. May require MS Access experience.

Requisition # 2018-15589

Category Logistics / Supply Chain / Distribution

Shift / Hours Regular

Lennox International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting us at Recruitment@Lennoxintl.com

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