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Senior Purchasing Agent

The Senior Purchasing Agent will be responsible for fully managing procurement on multiple projects from purchasing planning through contract execution and mentoring and managing other purchasing staff, as applicable. Candidates should be able to work autonomously and should have an advanced proficiency level in assessing risk, negotiating contracts, organizing procurement, and should effectively work with project teams.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities (manage/prepare directly):

  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. Mentor, manage, and guide other purchasing staff, as applicable.
  4. Curate responsible bid lists and ensure short-listed bidders are qualified, responsive, and responsible and that bids are level.
  5. Manage ongoing project procurement planning.
  6. Proficiently analyze Subcontractor risk and recommend risk mitigation measures. Have an advanced understanding of financial, operational, and supply-chain risk hazards, implications, controls, and risk mitigation strategies.
  7. Review Subcontractor insurance coverage for compliance.
  8. Negotiate Subcontracts and, supervise awards, and supervise contract administration.

Minimum Requirements:

5+ years of experience in construction estimating or purchasing

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred

Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel

A basic understanding of accounting and financial analysis preferred

Advanced understanding of insurance/ CRIS Certification preferred

Strong communication skills

Strong organizational skills

Strong sense of team

Passion for fast-paced environments


Positive attitude