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Purchasing Agent

  • Location:

    Manhattan, New York

  • Sector:


  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    US$80000.00 - US$130000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -052022-76961_1652733971

  • Published:


  • Expiry date:


Title: Purchasing Agent

Compensation: Base Salary measured on experience + benefits

Our client is an established General Contractor in NYC specializing in all aspects of ground-up and interior work in the residential and commercial sector. They have projects throughout the state, and as they are taking on additional work, they are looking to add a knowledgeable Purchasing Agent to further develop the existing department.

The person:

  • At least 5-10 years of experience in the Construction industry, with at least 3 of those years in a Purchasing capacity.
  • College Degree in Supply Management, Finance, Construction Management, or related field.
  • Strong technical skills in purchasing systems - willing to learn new processes
  • Knowledge of the construction industry and materials needed for projects
  • Strong communication, organization and negotiation skills
  • Location that enables an easy commute to NYC office

The role:

  • Acquire cost-effective materials necessary for project completion
  • Interact with vendors and ensure good rapport
  • Maintain construction procurement schedule
  • Coordinate with Project Managers to ensure project construction schedule is successful
  • Use software to increase efficiency of procurement