Purchasing Agent - Colfax, NC at Oldcastle

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Colfax, North Carolina

Job Description:

Job ID: 497267


National Pipe & Plastics, a CRH company, is one of North America's largest PVC pipe producers, serving the water and energy markets from two east coast locations in Endicott, NY, and Greensboro, NC. But we're more than just a manufacturer. Our long history of exceptional customer service and product quality enables us to be a trusted and strategic solutions partner to engineers, contractors, distributors, specifiers, and more. As part of the CRH Infrastructure Products business, we are leading the industry with innovative, sustainable solutions with a safety-first mindset.

Position Summary

This role will assist various departments in ordering and placing purchase orders for needed supplies and verifying when received.

Responsibilities/Essential Duties

  • Ensure the accurate and timely purchasing of all items or services to fulfill and meet company requirements
  • Create purchase orders in an accurate and timely manner
  • Order supplies for individual departments and maintains purchase requirements
  • Review orders and requests to ensure vendor compliance, and recommend vendor changes when necessary
  • Place orders and expedite as needed to insure timely delivery
  • Evaluate suppliers by considering price, quality, availability and other criteria
  • Develop and optimize vendor relationships
  • Review any invoice discrepancies. Apply to suppliers with requests for credits or adjustments
  • Ensure that all purchase requests have been approved in accordance with authorized approval levels
  • Identify most cost effective freight movement
  • Direct communication with manufacturing personnel to ensure seamless operation of the facility with minimal disruption of production
  • Coordinate and processes all Return-To-Vendor requests
  • Various administrative duties such as filing, copying, etc.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures
  • Assist with any other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the job.


  • Associate's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related area, or minimum of one year's related experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2 years prior purchasing experience, preferred
  • Manufacturing background, preferred
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Good written and verbal skills

What CRH Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

About CRH

CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.

If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!

Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link.

Date: Jun 11, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Greensboro

Job Segment: Buyer, Operations
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