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Purchasing Manager
Posted date [2013-Feb-21]  (ID: 798)
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From the time the company was founded in 1881, Weil-McLain has been the leader in comfort heating. Building on a proud tradition of quality and innovation, our mission remains simple:
To design and build the best comfort heating products on the market. To make them first. And to make them last...for decades.

Headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana with manufacturing facilities in Eden, North Carolina and over 700 employees worldwide, Weil-McLain combines hydronic heating expertise with the responsiveness of our service and support operations. Our ongoing success is a testament to our commitment to providing nothing less than the best...without compromise....
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Weil-McLain is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of heating and cooling equipment for residential, commercial and institutional buildings. Due to growth we are looking for a Purchasing Manager to join our team at our manufacturing facility in Eden, NC.

Some of the benefits to you:


  • Stability – Since being founded by Isadora and Benjamin Weil over 130 ago in Chicago, Weil-McLain has grown to be the largest U.S. manufacturer of cast iron boilers and a leader in the hydronic industry. Today, Weil-McLain has a global presence with approximately 700 employees around the world.


  • Career Growth – As an industry leader Weil-McLain provides plenty of opportunity for advancement and provides you with an environment to grow professionally.


  • Compensation and Benefits – Weil-McLain provides you with a competitive compensation package and a fantastic benefits program.



Plans, supervises and directs the activities involved in the timely procurement from a global supply base that supports the Eden, NC facility. Plans and directs the purchasing function involving the establishment and approval of sources of supplies, materials, equipment and services; processing of requisitions; procurement activities; maintenance of purchasing records; establishment of policies and procedures; and the expediting of shipments.


  • Provide Leadership, supervision and development to Buyers.
  • • Manages purchasing data in JD Edwards to efficiently plan material deliveries, insuring on time deliveries, purchase order accuracy, and inventory control.
  • Maintains a direct link between purchasing and accounting to assure the accuracy of transactions entered on the general ledger.
  • Develop and maintain the facility’s purchasing processes and system.
  • Ensure timely issuance of Purchase Orders to support plant operations and goals; specifically, on-time delivery, production plans, inventory turns and prescribed stock levels.
  • Reviews purchase orders, contracts and vendor performance to ensure compliance with Corporate legal guidelines and financial objectives’
  • Maintain accurate and optimal item master data, including part master files, MRP parameters for lead-time, safety stock, re-order points, forecast visibility and purchase order maintenance.
  • Coordinate the delivery of material, supplies and finished goods through standard expedited means.
  • Report performance and improvement opportunities and perform requisite analytical analysis to create and execute the plans necessary to support operational and commercial objectives.
  • Reduce exposure of inventory to write-offs (Excess and Obsolete (E&O) .
  • Support introduction of new products.
  • Lead freight cost reduction on in-bound material.
  • Implement plan and processes to ensure increased communication between Weil-McLain and vendors. Vendor forecasting


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Material Science, Logistics, Supply Chain, Business or related field.
  • Demonstrates a high level of MRP business system knowledge with emphasis in purchasing.
  • Demonstrates a high level of integrated business systems knowledge
  • JDE or SAP experience preferred.
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible positions in Purchasing.
  • Experience in purchasing in complex manufacturing environment with complex products.


  • Strong Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Advanced Skills in Microsoft excel required
  • Has strong skills in ERP system such as J.D. Edwards or equivalent ERP systems .
  • Lean manufacturing implementation skills and demonstrated use of the tools.
  • ISO or QS 9000 Quality system familiarity
  • Team work and collaborative work approach.

Weil-McLain is an Equal opportunity Employer

Job Title Purchasing Manager
Post Details
Classification Job Classification -> Procurement
Posted By Weil-McLain
Job Function
Location Locations -> North Carolina -> Eden, NC
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