16 days old

Purchasing Agent

Minneapolis, MN 55415

Company Overview:

Mortensons success is not a matter of luck; its a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.

Our foundation and culture are based upon our values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service, and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

It all starts with our extraordinary people and collaborative teams. Mortenson has been voted a \"best place to work\" over 40 times since 2002

What are you waiting for?!

The Big Picture:

The Purchasing Agent is responsible for developing relationships with suppliers, purchasing materials, supplies, equipment and services.

At Mortenson, we believe everyone is a leader. For that reason, every team member is expected to apply our leadership principles Do the Right Thing, We Before Me and Inspire Whats Possible in their work. This means we act with dependability, initiative and a positive attitude to produce high quality work and deliver an exceptional customer experience. We are on time, productive and consistent in our attendance. We approach work as part of a team, listen to the opinions of others and cooperate to achieve project goals. We accept direction from supervisors and seek out constructive feedback. We follow rules and procedures to ensure quality work and safeguard the wellbeing of ourselves and others. We push to exceed the established goals, standards and accountabilities of our positions to increase quality, safety and innovation.

All team members are responsible for supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment, as well as positively contributing to our company culture. This begins by aligning with Mortensons values and ethical standards as stated in the Mortenson Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, in addition to abiding by the procedures and practices outlined in the Mortenson Operations Manual.

What will you be doing?

*Develop relationships with suppliers: solicit bids, analyze quotations, interview prospective suppliers, and select suppliers
*Work with manager to develop profitable purchasing strategies
*Prepare and implement effective negotiation tactics
*Create and maintain catalogs for each supported operating group
*Purchase items and services at the most favorable price consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements, and other factors
*Propose purchase transactions that higher authority approve prior to final action
*Analyze individual markets, handle budget and increase margin on a regular basis, track trends in purchasing habits
*Evaluate suppliers
*Train project teams to effectively utilize procurement system
*Arrange returns for unacceptable products to suppliers
*Track order status from time of placing order until delivery and communicate status to project teams
*Enter purchase orders, retain contact with suppliers to ensure delivery of material on a timely basis
*Visit project site or operating group quarterly at a minimum to better understand their challenges and educate them on procurement so that streamlined processes can be implemented
*Lead special projects for team as requested
*Effectively work and build relationships with those of diverse backgrounds and organizational levels

How will you succeed?

*Knowledge of Construction processes, equipment and materials, purchasing processes and procedures
*Negotiating, organizing, planning, verbal and communication skills
*Strong customer service and analytical skills
*Software experience
*Active listening skills and effective communication including an openness to diverse input and feedback
*Ability to travel up to 30%

Education and Experience:

*Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Construction Management or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience
*Minimum of 3 years of experience in purchasing field
*Current driver's license

Visa sponsorship is not offered for this position.

Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.

** No Agency emails, calls or solicitations accepted **



  • Heavy Civil
Posted: 2023-05-14 Expires: 2023-06-17

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