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Purchasing Agent

 

Position Summary: 

We’re looking for a Purchasing Agent (PA) to work out of our San Diego, CA office.  Do you enjoy reading blueprints, interpreting fine details of an estimate and revealing the risk and potential rewards?   Can you establish relationships with suppliers and aggressively negotiate pricing while staying within budget of the project?  Feel comfortable communicating the people at all levels within the organization?  If so, read on.  

The successful candidate will:

Identify and procure ISEC scopes of work (i.e. architectural millwork, ornamental metals, and more)  
Pinpoint all material, labor, general conditions, and contingencies on the preliminary job cost and in the purchasing agreements
Efficiently meet the demands of the project schedule and strive to beat budgeted costs
Lead update meetings, presenting findings clearly and concisely
Accurately cover risk and capitalize on opportunities in submittals
Other unplanned activities as needed 

Preferred Qualifications: (in addition to minimum qualifications)

Bachelor degree in Construction Management or equivalent
Two to five years’ experience in the construction industry

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or High School Diploma and at least one to two years’ experience with ISEC or similar environment

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Innovative/Critical thinker with strong numeric ability and reasoning
Attentive to detail and organized
Practical knowledge of construction methods and application of principles
Ability to read blueprints 

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