McKinstry Purchasing Agent in Seattle, Washington

At McKinstry, we re proud to be a collective group of innovators and problem solvers, builders and engineers, mentors and students. We strive to create an engaging work environment that empowers you to do the work you are passionate about. We believe deeply that energy and facility services, engineering and construction are revolutionizing the built environment and if you re driven by our mission to transform ideas into meaningful relationships and together, build a thriving planet, McKinstry may be the place for you. Total collaboration and a diverse, employee-centric work experience are what we can provide you. Integrated delivery and true consultative partnership is what you will help us provide for our clients. Our culture is what differentiates us and because of this, we seek exceptional talent that believes what we believe. Here\'s where you come in: We are currently seeking a Purchasing Agent to join our team as a member of our growing Western Washington Procurement division. You\'re great at: Purchasing * Responsible for purchasing materials, services and equipment at competitive prices * Responsible for the management of material inventory and control. * Interprets specifications and suggests alternate material and methods. * Completes purchasing research related to new sources and products. * Competitively bids and/or negotiates maximum discounts for frequently purchased commodities or equipment. * Provides the daily field support for third party rental equipment and services. Includes core drilling, crane picks, saw cutting and other services as identified by McKinstry Contracts department via the Master Sub Contract program. * Performs relief duties and responsibilities for other purchasing personnel as required. Communication * Meets regularly with the Purchasing Manager to identify or ascertain problems or challenges. * Efficiently contributes in reaching department s objectives and company goals through the use of established Purchasing processes and procedures. * Communicates regularly with internal departments to receive and understand any needs for materials, services and equipment. What we would like to see from you: * Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio required; working knowledge of SharePoint preferred. * Four (4) years of previous business supervisory and/or construction related experience with responsibilities for warehouse, inventory control and buying required. * General background in construction, expediting procurement, subcontracts and material procurement * Experience in the construction or mechanical contractor environment is highly preferred. McKinstry is committed to strengthening our diversity through recruiting and retaining minority and women professionals from all backgrounds. Our commitment is consistent with our recognition that it is the outstanding people within McKinstry who have always been the source of our strength. We recognize that promoting diversity is an integral component of our continuing quest for organizational excellence. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.<