Lubrizol Purchasing Coordinator in Corona, California

Purchasing Coordinator

Req ID: 45683

Vesta, a Lubrizol company is a contract manufacturer that specializes in producing thermoplastic extruded tubing and components for medical devices that are used in hospitals internationally. We strongly believe that it takes quality people to make quality products that are so important for everyday use, and we are always looking to expand our Vesta family. Vesta is located in Corona California which is located in Riverside County. We less than 30 miles away from the beach and Disneyland.

Vesta Corona, California location has a class 8 certified clean room, which is 17,000 square feet. We have 14 extrusion lines as well as co-ex lines. We are able to run multiple extruders which can produce a two layer, stripes and three layer extrusion.


JOB TITLE: Purchasing Coordinator DATE: July 2017

REPORTS TO: Materials Manager DEPARTMENT: Materials




The duty of a purchasing coordinator is to negotiate and secure exceptional pricing for all materials, office supplies, and items purchased for manufacturing. Responsibilities will include working with manufacturing to ensure availability of materials and prioritization of customers and on-time delivery; working with sales to ensure timely costing, quotations and customer information, and tracking that inventory levels and output are set in place for optimum in manufacturing.


  • PO Entry, and prepare PO packets for Production Work Orders.

  • Edits orders received for price and nomenclature.

  • Informs internal customers of unit prices, shipping date, anticipated delays, and any additional information needed by customer.

  • Writes or types order form, or enters data into computer to determine total cost.

  • Records or files copy of orders received.

  • Follows up on orders to ensure delivery by specified dates.

  • Computes best vendor pricing, discount, sales commission, and shipping charges as required. Negotiates and negotiates recommendation for best purchasing practices.

  • Confers with production, shipping, warehouse, or common carrier personnel to expedite or trace missing or delayed shipments.

  • Compiles statistics and prepares various reports for management.

  • Answers questions from internal customers on or directs them to the person that is able to assist them.

  • Types quotes and maintains files for all quotes that are processed.

  • Maintains vendor name and address in data base.


  • Prepare spreadsheets

  • Assists and serves as backup when shipping and receiving is out


  • Successful Completion of 4 years of high school

  • BA/BS Preferred

  • Certification in APICS preferred


  • Knowledge of statistical concepts

  • Excellent written and communication skills

  • Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals

  • Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

The phrases “occasionally”, “frequently” and “constantly” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 33% of working time, “frequently” means between 34%-66% of working time, and “constantly” means 67% and more of working time.

Additionally vision requirement definitions are as follows: close vision-clear vision at 20 inches or less, distance vision—clear vision at 20 feet or more, color vision-ability to identify and distinguish colors, peripheral vision-ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, depth perception-three-dimensional vision-ability to judge distances and special relationships and ability to focus—ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

  • This physical demand level for this job is considered light with occasionally lifting 0 – 10 pounds

  • Exposure to lifting more than 10 pounds is rare (if ever)

  • The employee may frequently be subject to static sitting, standing/walking and using hands to finger or handle/touch with constant exposure to static standing/sitting

  • The employee will rarely be subject to pushing/pulling (rough poundage of force), floor to knuckle lift/lower, knuckle to shoulder lift/lower, shoulder to overhead lift/lower

  • The following vision requirements apply: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

The employee will rarely (if ever) be subject to wet humid conditions, working in high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold or heat, risk of electrical shock or travel on company business. The noise level is considered moderate (business office, computer printer, light traffic level) and occasionally considered loud if near operating production equipment.


The employee will occasionally use QAD/Factivity (or similar ERP or labor/material reporting software), PC with Microsoft Office Products, and calipers, micrometers, rulers, Vernier and snap gages with frequent use of screw speed digital and laser adjustments.

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

Vesta is located in Corona CA, the golden state. Corona is located in Southern California where the beaches are less than 30 miles away. You can take a 20 minute drive to the Happiest Place on Earth- Disneyland and see their beloved firework show at 9:00pm every night. Corona is a 45 minute drive to Los Angeles, the entertainment capital in the world. The City of Los Angeles is home of the new Los Angeles Rams who have shaken up and created new excitement for the locals. This city is diverse with many different cultures and restaurants. Summer starts off with many different music festivals such as: Coachella, Snowglobe, Stagecoach and so much more. Vegas is less than 4 hours away and an easy drive for a weekend getaway.

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Corona

Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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