Commercial Construction Purchasing Agent

Senior Purchasing Agent/Purchasing Manager/Operations Manager

Position Summary

Responsible for purchasing materials and coordinating activities involved with procuring goods and services to assist in the successful bidding and execution of projects. Requests bids then analyses vendor pricing and capacity, to meet budget and project requirements, negotiating if necessary. Presents recommendations to project teams, and prepares contracts for the work.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review specifications and architectural drawings to confirm scope of work, including material and labor requirements
  • Request quotes, analyze pricing and compliance, prepare contracts and process the required documentation
  • Work directly with estimators, CAD Technicians and Project Managers
  • Interview vendors to obtain product or service information, such as price, availability, and delivery schedule
  • Estimates values according to market price
  • Prepares purchase orders and subcontracts
  • Maintains manual or computerized procurement records, such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, or inventories
  • Prepares engineering instructions for shop drawing process
  • Clearly communicates schedules, risks, vendor conditions in the debriefing to the operations team.
  • Other Duties

    Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing or activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Preferred Qualifications (in addition to minimum qualifications)


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


    • Practical knowledge of construction methods and application of principles
    • Ability to read blueprints

    Minimum Qualifications


    • High School Diploma or equivalent and at least one to two years experience with ISEC or similar environment


    • Detailed, organized, able to manage time and priorities to assist with multiple projects and comfortable with a fast paced schedule
    • Good communication skills
    • Good computer skills
    • Able to work in a professional environment, working both with internal and external customers

    Company Profile:

    Established in 1967, ISEC, Inc. is a leading national prime trades contractor for specialty building interiors and equipment. Our core values: commitment to customer, integrity, respect, safety, and teamwork are the cornerstone of our business. We provide innovative solutions to projects involving general trades, architectural woodwork, ornamental metals, doors, frames & hardware, specialties, laboratory furniture, and medical equipment. This diverse capability allows us to participate in a variety of complex commercial trade packages.

    A $300 million a year business, we are an employee-owned company. Headquartered in Greenwood Village, CO, we have regional offices near Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Phoenix and DC; as well as in San Diego, LA, Houston, San Antonio and Tampa. With close to 1,200 construction professionals and craftsmen, we are a great place to grow your career.
    ISEC is a tobacco/smoke/drug free company, an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and supports workplace diversity. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply.
    For more information on ISEC, or to review our FMLA notice, please visit our web site: www. isecinc. com.

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