Head Buyer

Avon, CT

Large, well-established architectural woodworking company located in Avon, CT is seeking an experienced head buyer for all aspects of material purchases.

Background: Legere Group, Ltd. is a manufacturer of commercial and institutional millwork. We have been fabricating and installing millwork since 1975 as one of the largest architectural producers on the east coast.

Some Key Functions:

  • Maintain supplier relationships
  • Process, execute, and expedite orders
  • Negotiate pricing and payment terms
  • Arrange material returns and negotiate restock fees during and at the end of projects
  • Research pricing carried by estimators to establish buying goals and provide feedback on major discrepancies
  • Develop system for tracking price increases on commodity items and communicate these increases to estimating in advance
  • Communicate product data and lead times with Project Managers
  • Monitor freight costs and when appropriate, source and coordinate inbound shipments
  • Continually research high quality low cost substitutes
  • Implement random price reviews of our full service vendors
  • Utilize usage reports for the purpose of obtaining price breaks on commodity items

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to perform multiple, detail-oriented tasks with time-sensitive deadlines
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Proficient with MS Excel, Outlook and basic computer skills
  • Experience with SAP preferred, but not required
  • Ability to read drawings preferred, but is not required
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • 3+ year’s purchasing experience
  • Ability to thrive in a high-stress and fast paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient in communication
  • Self-disciplined with strong ethical conduct


Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Business, Manufacturing, Purchasing or Construction preferred.

Legere Group provides competitive wages, comprehensive benefits package with medical and dental health care coverage, short and long-term disability, paid vacation/holidays, and 401k retirement plan.


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