About this job

  • Full-time employee
  • Anoka, Minnesota

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Job description

Lakeland Tool & Engineering, a full-service custom precision thermoplastic molder for the worldwide market, is searching for a Buyer to join our team! This position will be located out of our Anoka office.

The Buyer is primarily responsible for purchasing commodity items, raw materials, operating supplies and services for Lakeland Tool & Engineering.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Ensure materials, equipment, and supplies are ordered and delivered on time to support the needs of the business
  • Manage purchase orders and invoices as required. Maintain purchase order action messages daily to maintain appropriate inventory levels
  • Verify purchase requisitions by understanding internal customer requirements; verify specifications and sources through preferred and/or best alternative suppliers to support multiple facilities
  • Contribute to Supply Chain goals including cost reduction targets and increased spend by utilization of preferred supplier contracts and new sourcing opportunities to meet cost targets
  • Evaluate and negotiate with potential suppliers based on their product quality, cost, delivery, payment terms and services to meet the needs of the business
  • Utilizes multiple ERP systems and maintains extensive knowledge and understanding of how each system functions to support daily purchasing tasks

To be successful as the Buyer, you must have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, or Economics and two to four years of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proven experience using an ERP system
  • APICS Certification or the ability to become certified within 18 months of hire
  • Ability to travel to visit suppliers as needed
  • On-the-job training may be required


About Lakeland Tool & Engineering

Lakeland Tool and Engineering, Inc., is a full-service custom precision thermoplastic and thermoset mold builder and molder for the worldwide market. For over 44 years, product design engineers have relied on our excellent service and quality molding capabilities. With the emphasis on customer needs, we work with product designers throughout product development to ensure the best in product design, mold design, material selection, and cost-effective tooling and production.

Lakeland Tool & Engineering is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

  • Lakeland Tool & Engineering
    2939 6th Avenue North
    Anoka, MN 55303
  • 763-422-8866 (Phone)
  • 763.422.8867 (Fax)


  • Health insurance with 100% coverage for preventive services (in network)
  • 100% coverage for preventive prescription medications
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life, accident, and disability insurance options
  • Dental and vision plan options
  • 401(k) and profit sharing
  • Employee assistance program
  • Additional benefits may apply to specific companies

*Available to qualified full-time employees

Frandsen Corporation and related entities are a family of businesses owned and operated by Dennis and Greg Frandsen and headquartered in North Branch, Minnesota. The manufacturing sector has operations in Minnesota, Iowa, and Kentucky. The banking sector has facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.