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Assistant Manager - Purchasing

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SAFELY Building America’s Infrastructure Since 1972

Robert W. Pereira founded The Middlesex Corporation (TMC) in 1972. Through his vision, drive and commitment to Safety, Quality and Excellence, the organization, now encompassing various companies throughout the United States is a leader in the heavy civil construction and paving industries. This year, The Middlesex Corporation was ranked by ENR as the 245th largest contractor in the country out of more than 35,000 construction companies and 44th of the Top 50 Domestic Heavy Civil Contractors. The Middlesex Corporation is headquartered in Littleton, Massachusetts with regional offices in West Haven, Connecticut and Orlando, Florida.

The sustained success is a result of the Leadership and Team Members living the core values of Safety first in everything we do, Quality in all we offer, Integrity in the way we act and do business, Professionalism in how we represent ourselves and the company, Strong Work Ethic that produces positive results, and Commitment to the Success of all Team Members and Stakeholders.

Our Goal is to sustain our exemplary Safety record while growing into a diversified “Top 100 ENR Company” and being recognized as “One of the Best Places to Work.”

Position Summary:

The Assistant Purchasing Manager is responsible for the overall procurement of materials, equipment, subcontracts, and temporary facilities required for The Middlesex Corporation construction projects and inventory, including negotiation of price, delivery, and credit terms.


• Comply with (and actively promote) all Safety policies and procedures including reporting all accidents, incidents and near-misses to ensure adherence to our Number One Core Value – Safety first, in everything we do.
• Maintain status updates for all projects to ensure the timely acquisition of materials and/or services
• Review contract plans and specifications for contractual and technical accuracy prior to requesting proposals
• Meet with Project Management teams to ensure timely purchase of materials and award of subcontracts in order to meet the requirements of the project schedule
• Coordinate award of purchase orders and subcontracts with the Estimating and Project Management teams
• Assure that purchase orders and subcontracts are drafted properly and that they are complete
• Maintain Buyout Summaries to properly track purchasing on each project
• Evaluate all vendors and subcontractors for financial and performance ratings
• Interview sales representatives and potential subcontractors to broaden supply sources
• Act as a liaison with Vendors, Subcontractors, and the Accounts Payable Department


• Construction experience required, Field or Estimating experience preferred.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, and other graphics programs)

Necessary Attributes:

• Must possess the ability to adapt to different personalities and management styles
• Team player and with excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to interface with field management teams
• Self-starter with exceptional verbal and written communication skills
• Reliance on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
• Dedicated and hard working
• Strong negotiating skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong commitment to success of all
• Possess a strong work ethic
• Demonstrate the upmost professionalism in how you represent yourself
• Show quality in everything you do
• Lead with integrity while producing high quality work

Team Member Competitive Benefits:

• 401k Savings Plan with 25% Company Match
• Health/Vision/Dental Insurance
• Life/Disability Insurance
• Paid Vacation/Holidays
• Voluntary Benefits
• Health Care Advocate
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Training
• Team Member Referral Program

The Middlesex Corporation is an “Equal Opportunity Employer—Minorities, Females, Veterans and Disabled Persons”

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