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Buyer - Manufacturing

Date: Dec 7, 2021

Location: Prattville, AL, US

Company: James Hardie


Onsite in Prattville, AL


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 report to the Plant Controller. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Proactively manage the relationship with our supplier base while assessing new opportunities
  • Negotiate selected contracts to include SG&A items which may include overnight travel
  • 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
  • Daily open Purchase Order review
  • 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

The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to influence others without a direct reporting relationship
  • Ability to implement ideas across multi-plant/country environment
  • 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
  • Ability to conduct thorough request for proposal (RFP) analysis for effective evaluation of suppliers’ competitiveness
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in ERP systems software (SAP preferred)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (emphasis in Accounting) -preferred
  • Purchasing experience a plus, not required




Nearest Major Market: Montgomery

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