Senior Purchasing Agent

Employer
Southland Industries
Location
Laurel, MD
Posted
Jun 19, 2017
Closes
Jul 03, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Southland Industries is a Design Build MEP building systems firm that provides innovative yet practical engineering construction service building automation and energy solutions For almost years we have been optimizing each stage of the building lifecycle with our in house expertise and improving how buildings are designed built and maintained We are currently a million dollar company with ambitious growth plans It is the function of the Senior Purchasing Agent is to support the Southlanda s estimating department and construction projects by executing the quoting procurement and delivery of specified products and or services from qualified suppliers and subcontractors within established Company policies and practices Senior Purchasing Agent will be responsible for determining and making recommendation for the best evaluated solution for Southland with respect to cost quality delivery National Supply Agreement and other similar elements What Youa ll Be Doing The purpose of this role is to acquire services supplies and goods as required at a competitive price in a time efficient manner Youa ll be responsible for the submission of invitations to bid review analysis and purchase of supplies services goods and equipment review of methods of acquisition and preparation of purchase orders and related documentation Prepare invitations to bid and requests for proposals for quotations from vendors for products and services submits to vendors as appropriate Research market sources and vendors to locate and ensure most cost effective and competitive pricing for the purchase of products and services Negotiate pricing with vendors as necessary Consult with proposed new vendors to discuss company needs services and products and company approval procedures Provide direction to less experienced Purchasing employees What Youa ll Need to be Successful Bachelora s degree in Business Administration Purchasing or related field Strong knowledge of construction procurement Strong product knowledge of pipe valves and fittings for Plumbing mechanical systems yearsa purchasing experience with minimum yearsa in the construction industry specifically related to HVAC and plumbing products Strong knowledge of purchasing practices and systems Excellent negotiation skills Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience with ERP COINs experience preferred Strong verbal and written communication skills Excellent prioritization and multi tasking skills Strong attention to detail Excellent ability to analyze and problem solve If youa re ready for the next big step in your career and want a fast pace and excitement of a growing company we want you now Southland Industries is a people centric company that strives to support career growth and a work life balance We want you to feel excited about getting up in the morning and coming to work In return wea ll make sure to provide a fun supportive and collaborative environment for you to thrive in Benefits As an employee owned company we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent benefits for you and your family k Plan with Company Match no cap and immediate vesting Annual bonus program based upon performance profitability and achievement Medical Dental Vision Insurance Term Life AD D Insurance and Voluntary Life Insurance Disability Income Protection Insurance Pre tax Flexible Spending Plans Health and Dependent Care Holidays Vacation Personal Time Life Events Leave Numerous training opportunities and company paid membership for professional associations and licenses For more information on Southland Industries please visit our web site www southlandind com or on Facebook or LinkedIn or Twitter To hear what our employees are saying about working at Southland Industries check out our Career Video Working at Southland EEOE AA Everify participating Employer