Lee Industries
  • 01-Jun-2022 to 01-Aug-2022 (EST)
  • Conover, NC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Competitive salary and benefits package

Our love of furniture is contagious, and that's why we can't resist creating the best upholstered furniture available, made 100% in the USA. Located in the Newton-Conover-Hickory, North Carolina area, Lee Industries employs over 700 skilled associates that create one-of-a-kind products. We have grown from a 7,500 sf facility in 1969 to over 400,000 sf across three manufacturing facilities today. For over 50 years, Lee Industries' mission to create innovatively-styled, high-quality home furnishings has remained unchanged.

Recognized as an upholstered furniture industry leader with a long-standing reputation for uncompromising quality and customer service, Lee Industries is seeking a Purchasing leader. If you are passionate about procurement and supply chain development, efficiency and maintenance in a growing organization, consider this opportunity!

A LEE Industries Senior Buyer supports our production plants through the timely procurement of quality materials in support of the manufacturing plan. As our Senior Buyer, you'll accomplish this by executing procurement strategies that ensure supply and optimize total cost of ownership for the plants.

Check us out at http://www.leeindustries.com/


  • Manage all stock room material with the assistance of stock room clerks.
  • Seek and partner with various reliable vendors and suppliers for existing and new items necessary to produce our products.
  • Answer various customer service inquiries regarding quality, warranty, or parts necessary information.
  • Research pricing, on-time, quality, and service between vendors to determine best source.
  • Submit weekly updates on savings generated.
  • Negotiate with vendors to receive best possible pricing.
  • Generate various usage reports for cost analysis, usage requirements, and potential savings opportunities.
  • Responsible for purchasing company supplies for manufacturing
  • Determine quantities and timing for delivery for items purchased.
  • Conduct weekly inventory analysis for stock room items to determine what needs to be ordered.
  • Assist in cycle counts as needed in the Stock Rooms
  • Inquire about past due items from various vendors.
  • Manage price and price changes through AS400 and Infinium.
  • Review and close out old Purchase Orders in Infinium.
  • Setup new item numbers in Infinium and AS400.
  • Cross train with all purchasing team members to provide backup necessary
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong analytical abilities with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, throughout all internal levels of the organization and externally.
  • High degree of initiative and motivation with ability to work in a matrix environment or within a cross functional team
  • Proven organizational and time management skills.
  • Computer skills, including MS Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Global business knowledge
  • Demonstrate ability to multitask and respond to constantly changing demands and priorities
  • Customer Centric attitude
  • Negotiation, purchasing or commodity experience
  • Must be able to travel between plant locations, and High Point Showroom periodically throughout the year and sister company in Archdale
  • Associates Degree in Business or related field
  • Ability to work full time
  • AS400 & Infinium knowledge


  • Project management experience
  • Bachelor's degree or 5+ years' experience in purchasing
  • Ability to work full time
  • Extensive Excel capabilities
  • AS400 & Infinium Knowledge
  • CPIM or CSCP Certification
  • LEAN training


  • Results oriented, self-motivated customer focus: Able to gather and understand customer requirements and objectives
  • Conflict Management
  • Influencing
  • Effective team player
  • Able to be persuasive in negotiations, as required
  • Professional manner

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