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Legrand NA Purchasing Lead in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Position Description

At a Glance

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Lead to join the Data Center Power & Control Division Team in Canonsburg, PA. The Purchasing Lead is responsible for ensuring training and development of the team are kept at the forefront of daily activities and supporting all members of the purchasing team. The role will focus on the day-to-day activities supporting the purchasing function to achieve on-time delivery to customers. The Purchasing Lead will lead the team to perform tactical tasks associated with ordering and expediting components, packaging materials, raw materials, invoicing, managing safety stocks, site inventory management, quality and VRMA activities, MRO commodities, and other tasks as required.

What Will You Do?

  • Grows, mentors, and develops the purchasing team.

  • Collaborate closely with demand planning to ensure the purchasing team gets optimal demand to signal to suppliers.

  • Liaison with Strategic Sourcing in management activities with key suppliers and supplier performance on cost, quality, delivery, and service.

  • Deploy and improve the Purchasing Department process and methodology to improve stock out, reduce shortages, and improve supplier delivery.

  • Managing and controlling all the company’s external suppliers with particular emphasis on the purchase of materials for operation.

  • Ensure parts and materials are delivered on time for production; represent purchasing at Tier 2 & Tier 3 meetings.

  • Lead the purchasing team to drive optimal inventory and improve turns while delivering Starline OTD.

  • Monitors Syteline data, inventory reports, and other data resources to determine proper on-hand quantities and proper system settings.

  • Collaborate with the operation, demand planning, engineering, and customer service on standard work to help the purchasing team with visibility on parts requirements.

  • First line of escalation with supplier issues.

  • Support daily or weekly supplier meetings; engage in supplier report cards.

  • Participate in monthly safety walks.

  • Collaborate across Starline operations to implement and share best practices in the purchasing process.




  • Bachelor’s degree or work experience may be considered in place of, or conjunction with, educational requirements.


  • 7 years’ minimum manufacturing experience in an assemble-to-order environment.

  • 3 years’ minimum supervisor/management experience is required.

  • 5 years of MRP or ERP software experience is required.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Global sourcing experience is preferred.


  • Strong leadership skills and proven experience in management.

  • Develop team member skills and competencies and define needs and opportunities

  • Proven appreciation of customer service expectations and cost demands of business.

  • Sets priorities taking into account the short and long-term needs of the business.

  • Excellent communication skills - must be able to communicate effectively with a full spectrum of personnel, from technical to administrative, internally and externally.

    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Primary environment: ambient room temperatures, lighting, and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.

  • The performance of this position may occasionally require exposure to the manufacturing areas where certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses and mandatory hearing protection.

  • Regularly required to stand; walk and communicate with others.

  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time; ability to fly for extended periods of time.

  • Able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.

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



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Experience (Years) 7

Category Purchasing