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[Purchasing Manager] Electrical Commodities Purchaser

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Summary of Key Responsibilities

Manage transactional, tactical and commodity-based purchases
Work with Project Managers to determine quote list and provide final pricing once commodity items have been negotiated
Write and distribute RFQ's for commodity items required for specific projects
Negotiate and procure construction materials for multiple jobs in multiple locations
Ensure materials are acquired at the lowest cost while considering quality, reliability, and urgency
Review requisition and delivery receipt for accuracy and resolve any discrepancies
Manage freight claims and product return/credit process
Work with Accounts Payable Department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices and directly with vendors to resolve invoice disputes
Monitor supplier inventory in order to comply with ongoing stocking requirements of commodity items
Assist with maintaining material certification, insurance certificates, confidentiality agreements, submittal packages, O&M documentation and other relevant company and/or project documents

Minimum of four years buying/selling experience in the commercial electrical or utility industry
Prior experience purchasing utility, line or substation materials
Effective communication skills with peers and field personnel both verbally and in writing
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Proficient computer skills including MS Office suite of products
Effective organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Must be able to work in a schedule-driven environment where timing is a critical function
Proven negotiation and problem-solving skills
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

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