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Legrand NA Buyer I in New London, Connecticut

Position Description

At a Glance

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for aBuyer Ito join theData Center Power and Control Division Teamin New London, CT. Position does not require full-time in office. The Buyer is responsible for planning, the placement of purchase orders and delivery of product to support MRP schedules and daily sales demand. In addition, the Buyer monitors the product/program/project/ROPs from initiation through delivery.

What Will You Do?

  • Evaluate purchasing requisition for the assigned planner code daily to ensure that established reorder points (ROPs) are appropriate with the current demand and lead time.

  • Create purchase orders for assigned planner code daily at the agreed negotiated price and manage the delivery date to optimize stocking levels.

  • Run available to promise (ATP’s) report for the assigned planner codes on a weekly basis to identify priorities required for backlog orders and expedite materials with suppliers.

  • Close communication with customer service where expedited parts are required including the transfer to Drop Ship (direct from vendor to customer) to reduce the lead time on delivery.

  • Process Drop ship purchase orders from initiation, produce packing slip, and update MRP system with goods receipts and tracking.

  • Work with Technical Support/Quality regarding Technical Support (TS) reports particularly on missing part replacement.

  • Work with receiving departments in the respective warehouses regarding receiving issues.

  • Maintain an average of 95% of Line Fill/Order Fill and 6 Stock turns for all the assigned planner codes.

  • Update and maintain the MRP system daily to reflect the latest delivery promise from the vendor, including maintaining the Late Order report.

  • Report on vendor scorecard performance (responsiveness, delivery, cost, customer service, and sustainability).

  • Prepare material forecast for suppliers.

  • Support strategic policies in source selection, single source and outsource decisions.

  • Supports Kaizen and lean enterprise efforts to attain improvement objectives and special projects (such as process improvements, system upgrades, etc.).


Required Skills


  • Associates degree in business or related, Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent of industrial and educational experience.


  • 1-3 years of experience in purchasing or material planning in a manufacturing environment.


  • Requires strong organizational and time management skills and close attention to detail. Able to effectively manage multiple priorities and respond quickly to new opportunities in a fast-paced environment. Must be proficient in negotiation and influencing skills.

  • Exceptional computer skills, extensive knowledge of spreadsheet, presentation and data base software, proficiency with various e-mail, calendaring, meeting management and related communications software.

  • Must be highly collaborative and able to work in a team-based environment.

  • Must have strong analytical skills and proven ability to effectively research and summarize information in an effective manner and make recommendations based upon analysis.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization. Must be an effective listener, able to maintain focus, extract necessary information and validate understanding of the information.

  • Demonstrates ethical behavior as a sourcing professional.

    Additional Requirements:

  • APICS / CPIM preferred.

  • Hands-on experience with SAP.

  • Hands-on experience with Material Requirements Planning (MRP).

  • Six Sigma/DMAIC knowledge/application is a plus.

  • Maintain demand stream and system parameter aspects of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

  • Analyze inventory levels and determine actions to either reduce or increase levels.

  • Operate within various plants and factories.

  • Ensure all schedules are aligned to meet customer requirements.

  • Ensue material availability (components and planned for resale (PFR)) for designated areas.

Company Info

About Legrand

Representing more than 150 years of innovation, Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Our purpose is improving lives by transforming the spaces where people live, work and meet with electrical and digital infrastructures and connected solutions that are simple, innovative and sustainable. Every day, over 39,000 Legrand employees work hard to enhance the buildings of tomorrow. Legrand is a global, publicly traded company listed on the Euronext ( Legrand SA EPA: LR ) with revenue of €7 billion, and products sold in 180 countries. For more information, visit

About Legrand North and Central America

Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 6,500 associates in 50 locations, working across six divisions/sector: Audio Visual, Building Controls Systems, Data Power and Controls, Electrical Wiring Systems, and Lighting. We hold a leading position in every North American market we serve and focus on exceeding our customers’ needs within the commercial, residential, and industrial industries. LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as distinctive benefits like a high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity and parental leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active/growing Employee Resource Group network. LNCA is an employee-centered, growing company with tremendous opportunity. For more information, visit

About Legrand’s Data Center Power and Control Division

The industry-leading brands of Approved Networks, Ortronics, Raritan, Server Technology, and Starline empower Legrand’s Data, Power & Control to produce innovative solutions for data centers, building networks, and facility infrastructures. Our division designs, manufactures, and markets world-class products for a more productive and sustainable future. The exceptional reliability of our technologies results from decades of proven performance and a dedication to research and development.

Equal Opportunity Employer

LocationUS-CT-New London

Positions 1

Experience (Years) 1

Category Purchasing