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Purchasing Agent

Seeking  a Purchasing Agent who will be responsible for fully managing procurement on multiple projects from purchasing planning through contract execution. Candidates should be able to work autonomously and should have an intermediate proficiency level in assessing risk, negotiating contracts, and organizing procurement, and should effectively work with project teams. 

At UAG, you can grow in a collaborative, innovative, and team-focused culture. UAG has a diverse portfolio of projects in construction in NYC ranging from $50M to $200M+, the majority of which are ground-up residential buildings for industry-leading developers. We’re growing rapidly and are seeking high-performing professionals who are looking to grow with us! 

Overall Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Fully manage the entire procurement process from start to finish. 
  2. Work closely with Project Teams, Executive Teams, and Accounting before, during, and after awards. 
  3. Curate responsible bid lists and ensure short-listed bidders are qualified, responsive, responsible, and that bids are level. 
  4. Manage on-going project procurement planning.  
  5. Analyze Subcontractor risk and recommend risk mitigation measures.  
  6. Review Subcontractor insurance coverage for compliance. 
  7. Negotiate Subcontracts and, supervise awards, and supervise contract administration.  


  • 3+ years of experience in construction estimating or purchasing 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel 
  • Basic understanding of accounting and financial analysis preferred 
  • An intermediate understanding of insurance/ CRIS Certification preferred 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Strong sense of team 
  • Passion for fast-paced environments 
  • Quality-focused 
  • Positive attitude 

Salary Range: $120,000-$140,000

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