Lester Building Systems, LLC

  • Buyer/Planner

    Job Location US-MN-Lester Prairie
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview



    Lester Buildings, a leader in post-frame (pole barn) construction has an exciting full-time Buyer/Planner opportunity based in our Lester Prairie location. We are a safety conscious, quality-minded, team oriented company. 


    The Buyer/Planner is responsible for external purchasing of materials, supplies and subcontracting in support of Operations.  Manages the timely delivery of purchases to meet manufacturing and end-product delivery requirements.


    Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Procuring parts, materials and supplies from our vendors.
    • Negotiating price, quality and delivery expectations.
    • Conducts ongoing supplier communication that includes following up on purchase orders and expediting deliveries.
    • Issuing and expediting purchase orders.
    • Managing inventory levels.
    • Troubleshoot delivery issues and assist with the daily schedule of shop orders.
    • Assist Product Development in monthly updating of material price files.
    • Seeking out, qualifying and adding vendors.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Business or related field preferred.
    • Previous purchasing experience in a manufacturing and/or construction environment.
    • Construction experience is preferred.
    • Excellent attention to detail, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required.
    • Good negotiation skills.
    • Proficient with Microsoft office products.
    • ERP system proficiency; Epicor preferred.
    • APICS certification a plus.
    • Ability to travel up to 10% to suppliers and other Lester locations.


    Pay is competitive and based on experience.  Full-time benefits package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, PTO and Holiday Pay, Bonuses, 401k Savings Plan, and Short and Long Term Disability.  Come join our team and help build someone’s dream!


    Apply online at www.lesterbuildings.com


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