Purchasing Agent

Purchasing Agent - Residential Construction - Charleston SC

  • Mount Pleasant, SC
  • $60,000 - $80,000
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A bit about us:

We are currently seeking an experienced Purchasing Agent to join our construction team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in managing our purchasing activities and ensuring cost-effective operations. You will be tasked with overseeing the purchasing of goods and services, managing vendor relationships, and conducting cost analysis. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a strong background in purchasing, budgeting, cost analysis, and vendor management, particularly within the residential construction and home building sectors. Must have residential construction experience!

Why join us?

  • Family-oriented Company
  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Local Orlando-based Company
  • Growth Opportunities

Job Details

  • Develop and implement purchasing strategies to deliver ongoing cost reductions and process efficiency.
  • Manage the entire process in the planning of procurement and supply chain activities, inventory control, logistics and distribution.
  • Prepare and process purchase orders in accordance with our company's policies and procedures.
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand for services and products.
  • Conduct regular vendor evaluations to ensure that our suppliers meet our standards of price, quality, delivery times and ethical sourcing practices.
  • Analyze invoices to ensure correct products have been received at the agreed upon price and terms.
  • Conduct cost analysis to set benchmarks for expenditure and monitor ongoing costs.
  • Oversee residential construction purchasing and home building materials procurement.
  • Manage relationships with key suppliers to maintain quality of goods, timely delivery and compliance to terms of contracts.
  • Prepare detailed budgets and present cost reports to senior management.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a Purchasing role, preferably within the Finance industry.
  • Proven experience with Purchasing, Purchase Orders, Budgeting, Budgets, Cost Analysis, Material Purchasing, Monitoring materials and costs, Vendor Management.
  • Experience in Residential Construction and Home Building is highly desirable.
  • Exceptional negotiation skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Strong understanding of the market dynamics and sound business judgement.
  • Ability to work well with a team and to build and maintain effective relationships with suppliers.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and purchasing software.
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Job Details
Mount Pleasant, SC
Job Type
$60,000 - $80,000