Lennox Sourcing Manager in West Columbia, South Carolina

Company Overview

Lennox International (LII) is a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets. Beginning over a century ago, Lennox International has built a strong heritage of Innovation and Responsibility. Our position as an innovation leader continually inspires us to promote more efficient energy use and a healthier environment through our product operations. Our engaged and diverse workforce is committed to providing climate control solutions that provide the most value and comfort for our customers. We are proud to have instilled a shared sense of responsibility and commitment among our approximately 10,000 employees located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Allied Air Enterprises™ (A Lennox International company) Individually, our brands are strong. But united, they are a powerful force. Allied Air Enterprises brings together the collective strengths of six comfort brands – Armstrong Air ® , AirEase ® , Concord ® , Ducane™, Allied Commercial™ and Magic-Pak ® – to give distributors and dealers the ultimate source for heating and cooling solutions. From compact residential applications to large commercial projects, Allied Air Enterprises redefines ease-of-business through breadth of product, resources and competencies unparalleled in the market.

Job Description

This manager directs the activities of buyers and purchasing agents who are responsible for the external negotiation and purchase of raw materials, parts, supplies and services at minimum cost, consistent with delivery requirements and quality specifications.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct the procurement activities of buyers. Responsible for the outcome of team procurement negotiations and supplier management.

  • Establish procedures to accomplish the procurement of a variety of materials in a cost-effective manner.

  • Coordinate procurement activities with user representatives to develop procurement programs and plans.

  • Monitor the performance and capabilities of vendors to ensure maintenance of delivery, quality and price commitments.

  • Continually assess market conditions that may affect procurements.

  • Supervise the negotiation of blanket orders and long-term purchase agreements covering procurement or major commodities.

  • Interface between company and suppliers on quality, engineering and procurement matters.

  • Develop and implement strategies to establish long-term sourcing.


Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An MBA or equivalent is preferred. Requires at least 8 years related experience.

Requires extensive knowledge of purchasing policies and practices. Has broad expertise including purchasing for lean manufacturing, Kanban and supplier development. Requires excellent negotiation abilities and strong analytical skills. Shows exceptional verbal and written communication skills including with executives or in international contexts. Requires knowledge of raw materials, production processes and quality control. Must have knowledge of economic principles and financial markets. Must be able to direct and evaluate the work of a procurement team. Competent in computerized procurement systems. Requires advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. May require MS Access experience.

Requisition # 2018-14253

Category Logistics / Supply Chain / Distribution

Shift / Hours Regular

Lennox International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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