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Job 26203


Job Title:
Purchasing Agent

Long Term Temp (> 30 Days)


A large publicly traded company and on of San Diego’s premier employers is looking to hire a Purchasing Agent who has experience with executing purchase orders and creating and editing contracts.


Purchasing Agent

  • Manages entire purchasing process for moderate - higher value / moderate - higher risk and moderately complex service contracts.
  • Assists client in developing requirements and scope of work documentation.
  • Writes and manages solicitation documents.
  • Coordinates proposal evaluations.
  • Recommends contract awards.
  • Writes purchase documents.
  • Evaluates supplier qualifications.
  • Identifies alternative suppliers.
  • Negotiates purchase agreements.
  • Works closely with internal support organizations including Law Department, Accounts Payable, and Risk Management.
  • Documents entire purchasing process.
  • Develops and manages supplier alliance opportunities. Resolves conflict between suppliers and company.
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships within teams and suppliers to optimize Total Cost of Ownership; assists clients with the development of specifications, requirements and scopes of work; identifies opportunities for greater use of industry specifications, identifies alternate service applications, and secures reliable, cost effective sources for moderate - higher value / moderate-higher risk materials and/or service.
  • Meets with internal clients on a regular basis to understand client needs and to strengthen client relationships.
  • Assists with development and implementation of purchasing strategies for moderate - higher value / moderate - higher risk construction services that meet company requirements.
  • Maintains emphasis on reliable and efficient suppliers, lowest overall cost, optimum quality and availability, and significant contribution to the Supplier Diversity (WMDVBE) goals.
  • Leads special projects as directed by Portfolio Manager to identify and implement cost saving programs. Works on cross-functional teams to develop strategies to add value through Supply Management lead projects.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in Purchasing, Supply Chain or related field.
  • 5 - 8 years supply management experience.
  • A valid California driver's license is required.
  • Knowledge and application of contracting and supply management principles.
  • Working knowledge of contract management and/or accounting systems.
  • Experience in negotiating high value contracts.
  • Requires working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel applications.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, or other advanced academic degrees or training is highly desirable.
  • Typically requires materials and/or services purchasing experience and has successfully completed purchases over $1,000,000, and/or 2 - 4 years of experience in specific service and/or material expertise.
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) designation or similar professional certification in Supply Management is desirable



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Minimum Years of Experience:

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