International Fire Protection (IFP) is an Alabama-based values driven fire suppression company. We have charted our history and legacy on our purpose of building meaningful relationships while making the world a safer place. Therefore, LIFE SAFETY IS OUR BUSINESS, as such, we promise to be the trusted leader in fire protection, delivering the highest quality life safety solutions with commitment to customer satisfaction and operational excellence.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Flex Spend
  • 401k
  • ESPP
  • PTO & Paid Holidays


Purchasing Leader

The Purchasing Leader is responsible for managing the flow of material in and out of the warehouse, writing and tracking purchase orders, reviewing listings and coordinating with vendors for fabrication and purchase quotes. The Purchasing Leader will track back orders and shortages and communicate with project leaders, superintendents and other required parties. The Purchasing Leader is also responsible for tracking inventory and purchases in Microsoft Dynamics AX.


  • Coordinate with the shop foreman to determine purchase requirements versus stock on hand for project materials requirements.
  • Ensure proper billing by comparing purchase orders to invoices.
  • Communicate frequently with vendors to confirm delivery dates.
  • Coordinate with the shop foreman and drivers to manage the flow of material to ensure timely and accurate material delivery.


  • Maintain communication with project leaders and superintendents to provide updates on short-lead and overnight purchase requirements.
  • Develop relationships with quality vendors to secure improved pricing.
  • Communicate backorders or other delays that effect job schedules immediately to the appropriate department and project leaders.
  • Set clear expectations with departments with regards to realistic delivery schedules. Do not overpromise.
  • Minimize overhead costs by using all excess shop stock before ordering new tools and materials.


All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.  Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

International Fire Protection Inc. and its subsidiaries are affirmative action and equal opportunity employers, and do not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic.  Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.