Sr. Purchasing Specialist

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  • Location:

    Shelton, United States

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  • Contact:

    Dan Dubay

  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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Job Description

For almost 50 years, Lighthouse Professional Services has worked to provide full-service consulting and staffing partnerships to clients in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and the Carolinas. Our innovative solutions can reach all areas within your firm including: Administrative, Information Technology, Engineering, Finance, Clerical and Light Industrial.

Lighthouse Professional Services committed to the success of the companies, candidates and employees we serve. We invest in excellent working partnerships, powered by people.


We are currently seeking a Senior Purchasing Specialist in Shelton, CT.


Position Summary and Special Duties:

As a (an) Sr. Purchasing Specialist your day to day duties will consist of and may not be limited to:

  • This is a temp to hire opportunity.

Required Skills:

  • Prior SAP experience is required
  • Ability to plan top level instruments
  • Familiar with MS Office Suite (Advanced Excel)
  • Ability to work with other departments

Production Planner Job Purpose:

  • As a member of the Production Planning Dept., you will determine which items are manufactured and in what quantities based upon consumer demand forecasts. The primary mission is to minimize inventory, maximize product availability and optimize shop floor efficiency.

Production Planner Job Duties:\

  • Participate in forecast meetings with Business Units and related cross functional participants to help establish master Sales Inventory and Operations Plans for specific finished good products.
  • Input planning data into the MRP planning module to support dependent SIOP build plans.
  • Analyze and manage independent demand materials to maintain sufficient supply according to provided company guidelines.
  • Coordinate and release production build orders to support SIOP build plans.
    Revise schedules as needed to accomplish certain benchmarks in the manufacturing process.
  • Interface with Purchasing team to insure required materials will be available when needed to release production build orders to manufacturing on schedule.
  • Create, analyze and distribute various reports regarding requirements, progress, fulfillment and backlog issues.
  • Work with Engineering, Purchasing, Production and Quality teams on New Product Introductions.
  • Troubleshoot internal material issues such as quality, sub-contract operations, and transfer issues.
  • Interface with and manage considerable data resources to support all facets of Production Planning operations.



  • 5-10 years minimum in industrial supply chain environment
  • Understands the manufacturing process thoroughly, and has reasonable expectations as to what can be accomplished in a certain timeframe
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic who can work independently as well as within a team.
  • SAP knowledge and experience required
  • Has good problem solving skills, and can easily revise a plan when needed.
  • Proficiency in Excel and other standard MS business applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills - able to interface at all levels in the organization.
  • Project management and organizational skills.
  • Training: Requirements listed in LMS for role.



  • Duration: 3/10/2020 to 03/10/2021
  • Location: Shelton, CT.
  • Salary: Max pay rate of $40.00 - $43.00/hr.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately!

Please include a clean copy of your resume and salary expectations and any references.