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Date: Dec 22, 2020

Location: Fontana, CA, US

Company: James Hardie






Fontana, CA


Now’s your chance to move your career in a new direction – upward! 


Consider this. James Hardie is the #1 brand of siding in America. Globally, we have more than 4,900 employees and generate over $2.5 billion in net sales.  We invented fiber cement, and over 8 million homes later, we continue to set the standard for premium siding and trim.  Of course, to be the best, you have to work with the best.  That’s why we invest in more than just quality products; we also invest in our people.  We take pride in our employees and it’s clear that our employees take pride in working at James Hardie too. 


This role as a James Hardie Buyer will be responsible for effectively negotiating and managing relationships with our supplier base, while also managing the Purchase Order process. This position will support the Fontana site, both the Plant and the R&D building and report to the Plant Controller. 



  • Proactively manage the relationship with our supplier base while assessing new opportunities
  • Provide thorough analysis of selected scenarios to allow for a well-informed positive outcome
  • Provide timely reporting to the Plant Controller and the National Purchasing Manager and a multi-discipline management
  • Coordinate implementation of contracts across plants that are affected
  • Creation, confirmation and update of Purchase Orders
  • Process Daily open Purchase Order review
  • Reconcile Monthly GRIR Report
  • Participate in monthly inventory cycle counts
  • Monthly reconciliation of receipts on commodities
  • Verify receipts on blankets/lease Purchase Orders
  • Daily approval of Purchase order report on released PO’s
  • Researching and resolving outstanding invoices
  • Maintaining and ordering various office and facilities supplies needed for the site
  • Ordering, coordinating lunches, and assisting with other events for the site
  • Assist with the mail distribution
  • Ad-hoc projects and analysis as needed



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – preferred emphasis in Accounting
  • 2-3 Purchasing experience
  • Familiarity with SAP tools a plus but not required
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to focus/prioritize on multiple opportunities at one time
  • Ability to influence suppliers to achieve the best outcome as it relates to James Hardie business objectives
  • Competitive, creative outside-the-box thinker
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications preferred (Word and Excel)



What we are doing to combat COVID-19:

•    Daily sanitation of the entire plant

•    Personal workstation sanitation

•    Mask required and provided

•    Enforcing social distance guidelines

•    Free lunch daily for all employees

•    Hand sanitizer/washing stations throughout the plant



What’s next? 

“Come home to Hardie” and apply now! 



James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.

Nearest Major Market: Fontana
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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