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Asst. Purchasing Manager

Company name
Palm Harbor Homes

Lafayette, TN

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Cavco Industries, Inc

., was founded in 1965 and is a fast growing publicly traded company that is disrupting the manufactured home industry. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Cavco is a leading designer and builder of manufactured homes, modular homes, commercial buildings, park model RV’s, and vacation cabins. We produce and sell some of the most widely recognized brand names in the industry including Fleetwood Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Fairmont Homes, Friendship Homes, Lexington Homes

and Cavco Homes

. The company’s insurance group, Standard Casualty

, offers a wide range of insurance products for manufactured home owners and our finance subsidiary, Country Place Mortgage

, offers a variety of homebuyer financing options. Our production footprint includes 20 manufactured and modular home factories across the U.S. We conduct business through more than 40 company-owned sales centers in addition to a vast network of independent retailers, community operators, builders and developers in 47 states, 6 Canadian provinces as well as Mexico and Japan.

In recognition of its innovation, quality, customer service, and long term stability, Cavco Industries was awarded the prestigious MHI Manufacturer of the Year Award for 7 consecutive years. We don’t settle for the “status quo” and continually strive for excellence.

Our employees are our biggest asset and play an integral role in meeting the needs of our customers. Come be part of a team offering many opportunities to utilize your talents in an atmosphere that supports and encourages you to realize your full potential. Come share in helping people to realize their dreams by having the opportunity to own a home!

Come share our story and be part of building something amazing!

We are currently looking for an Assistant Purchasing Manager

to work in our Lafayette, TN Plant. The Assistant Purchasing Manager coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts and supplies, and purchases all inventory to meet production requirements.

What Is In It For You?

Being valued for what you contribute

Competitive wages

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k

Training & Development

Collaboration/Team Work


Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors.

Selects products for purchase by testing, observing, or examining items.

Support the Purchasing Manager in maintaining sufficient raw material inventory for the manufacturing center to run efficiently every day.

Strive to control and reduce the cost of materials through analysis, negotiation and use management.

Manage material handling staff.

Participate in monthly inventory process and physical inventory counts.

Estimates values according to knowledge of market price.

Determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid.

Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.

Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality assurance personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.

Meets production requirements on a daily basis while controlling inventory levels with various lead times.

Demonstrate a good work ethic based on principles of honesty and integrity


Bachelor’s Degree preferred

3 -5 years of work experience in purchasing and/or costing

Strong attention to detail with analytical focus

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Demonstrate a good work ethic based on principles of honesty and integrity

Ability to prioritize multiple tasks

Cavco Industries is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment. Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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Company Profile
For almost 30 years, Palm Harbor Homes has delivered quality, value, peace of mind and lasting customer satisfaction in beautiful and affordable homes. We are proud of the reputation we have earned as an innovator in design, construction and marketing of manufactured and modular homes under the Palm Harbor Homes, Nationwide Custom Homes and Discovery Custom Homes brands.

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