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Lippert Components, Inc Purchasing Manager in Kendallville, Indiana

Who We Are

We are the leading supplier of components to the recreational vehicle and residential housing industries, as well as adjacent industries including bus, cargo and equestrian trailer, marine, and heavy truck. With over 65 facilities located throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom, our more than 9,000 team members work together to bring innovative product solutions to market every day.

Why We are Different:

At Lippert Components, Everyone Matters. We are striving to make lives better through meaningful relationships with our co-workers, our customers, and our communities. LCI team members feel a deeper sense of purpose at work, and we continue to build a better work environment by aligning our cultural and business strategies with the needs of our many team members. We measure success by how we touch the lives of people inside and outside our walls.

What You will Get:

  • A company culture where everyone matters

  • Healthcare + Dental + Vision + 401k with Employer match

  • Career development and mentoring

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Annual flu immunization

  • Holiday, personal and vacation days

  • Local and national discounts

  • Wellness offerings


This position will have the responsibility for supporting Operations in planning, forecasting, analytics and management reporting. The position will lead the development and maintenance of key metrics and analysis associated with our sourcing strategy, customer care, procurement, warehousing, and distribution. The position will also be involved in the development of supply-related information for the S&OP process as well as internal reporting and analysis needs.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the development and tracking of key performance indicators for Supply Chain. This will include KPI's surrounding labor, costs, inventory and other company metrics and Operations-related departmental metrics.

  • Lead the development of internal reporting for Supply Chain related issues, including monthly management packages and S&OP-related items.

  • Create and maintain daily, weekly and/or monthly dashboards, as well as internal performance scorecards.

  • Identifies and recommends enhancements to supply chain systems to improve performance.

  • Coordinates the analytics and improvement for vendors, suppliers, and customers to support business optimization.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will have supervisory responsibilities upon hiring, direct reports upon hiring. A positive attitude and strong leadership skills are required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talk and listen. This position is moderately active when it comes to movement and requires a lot of walking, sitting, lifting, and assisting coworkers.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and the expected work hours are 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday; weekend and overnight work is also necessary.


Local travel may be expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

  • Knowledge of AX and/or Salesforce is helpful, but not required.

  • Demonstrated experience in multi-tasking – utilizing multiple software programs and talking on the phone

  • Previous experience with Call Center, Sales, Order Entry, Customer Service, or Production is helpful

  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and positive attitude

  • Previous management experience is preferred.

  • A sense of urgency and ownership is required.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Strong analytical and inter-personal skills.

  • Ability to develop an end-to end perspective of the supply chain to identify and address issues. Problem solving capabilities will be critical for success in the role

  • Must be able to work at a fast pace in a rapidly changing business environment

  • Ability to work cross functionally. Must be willing to work as a team and develop relationships with stakeholders

  • Prior experience with MRP and/or forecasting software

  • Exceptional skills in Excel and Power Point

  • APICS certification

  • Prior experience working in ERP systems, Demand Planning/Forecasting, Distribution Manufacturing and Supply Planning

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

No further eligibility qualifications for this position.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Must be able to pass EVerify.

AAP/EEO Statement

LCI provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected category.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

LCI provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected category.

Requisition ID: 2021-4592

External Company URL:

Street: 1101 Stonebraker Dr