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Purchasing Agent - Coral Architectural Products

Tuscaloosa, AL, US, 35406

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Architectural Glass & Metal



Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® is the leading supplier of value-added, glazing-focused, interior, and exterior products and services. We design, engineer, test, and manufacture solutions in engineered curtain walls, storefronts, and entrances, architectural glass, shower enclosures, glazing hardware, windows, railings, and more.

The Purchasing Agent with our Northport location isn’t just a job- it’s a starting point to a great career with a great company. We hire motivated individuals who want to grow with us, and we will equip you with the knowledge you need to be successful. We have an incredible track record of promoting from within. You can be our next success story!


This role is perfect for the individual who approaches their work in a professional manner, who loves to be a part of a team, and who wants to help us get better, every single day. If that sounds like you, come join this industry leader!



The Purchasing Agent will assist in all areas of purchasing and procurement including but not limited to RFQs, creation and placement of purchase orders, analysis to provide the tools necessary for the facility to function at maximum efficiency and with maximum revenue.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Issues RFQs and assist in negotiating vendor pricing and credit terms given the required volume, delivery and service requirements for goods and services within established guidelines 
  • Responsible for efficient, cost-effective purchasing of raw materials and supplies and the timely delivery of those products and services 
  • Operates within local purchasing policies 
  • Maintain all supply chain reports 
  • Keep adequate inventory stocked 
  • Respond to internal/external customer inquiries in a timely manner 
  • Respond to product quality issues and related problems as necessary and assist team in solving quality assurance issues 
  • Ability to work independently and effectively to meet timely deadlines while conducting all duties in a professional, safe, and ethical manner in accordance with the company's code of business conducts policy 
  • Work with A/P to provide them with all packing slips and to resolve any PO/Invoice/Receiving issues
  • Assist the Materials Manager with company projects or other related tasks

Skills, Knowledge, and Ability Requirements:

  • At least 1-year experience in purchasing/procurement of materials or services 
    • At least 1-year experience in evaluating and sourcing vendors and making cost
      • reductions preferred, but not required 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate   professionally with people at all levels in the organization and external contacts 
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Some weekend work could be required, especially during physical inventory
  • Some aspects of the job will require the EE to go into the plant so proper safety requirements and guidelines must be followed. Most of the work will take place in the office
  • This job is on site only, telecommuting is not available

What OBE 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 OBE


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


OBE is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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



Date Posted:  Sep 16, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Tuscaloosa

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Facilities, Design Engineer, Buyer, Procurement, Operations, Engineering