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Construction Buyer

Company: Acco Engineered Systems
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Job Description:

Construction Buyer, San Leandro, CA

Why join ACCO* ACCO Engineered Systems is one of the largest mechanical contractors in the country. Since 1934, owners and builders have selected ACCO to design, install, and maintain more than 250,000 mechanical projects. ACCO is dedicated to the design, fabrication, installation, maintenance, and service of commercial and industrial HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, process piping, and building automation systems. Whether your project is a low or high-rise office building, a shopping mall, hospital, semi-conductor fabrication facility or pharmaceutical manufacturing plant ACCO can design, build, install, and maintain a mechanical system to meet your needs.

Here at ACCO, we are a part of something bigger. Just ask our customers: California Academy of Sciences, L.A. Live, and San Francisco 49ers Stadium. While we have been around for 80+ years, we continue to grow at a dynamic pace. And we are looking for talented individuals to join our team. To read more about us, check out our ABOUT US section with current news and events.

Each Buyer will work with a specific group of project managers. As a member of the purchasing department, the buyer will report to their respective purchasing manager, but will take daily direction will from their group of project managers.

Routine interaction with PMs and suppliers is required to ensure that ACCO is well represented in the supplier marketplace. Buyers must be able to represent a comprehensive picture of ACCOs requirements, policies, and ethics to the suppliers, as well as communicate the suppliers capabilities and needs back into ACCO.

The Buyer position provides a turnkey procurement solution to the Project Manager (PM) for all Procurement related activities. These include:

WHAT DOES THIS ROLE INVOLVE*

* Use Bidtracer and work with the Bid Desk Coordinator to acquire supplier bids for projects in the bid phase.

* Work with the Project Manager to negotiate and procure equipment, goods, and services in support of projects.

* Issue subcontract agreements. Ensure that agreements are in place prior to work beginning on the project site.

o Accurately execute agreements in a timely manner by working with the Subcontract Administrators and Purchase Order Administrators.

o Assist the Sub Insurance Administrator in tracking down the certificate of insurance as needed.

* Request, and compile, equipment and subcontract submittals.

* Work with PMs and Suppliers to maintain an expediting log and to track equipment lead-times. Ensure the timely release of equipment in order to meet project requirements.

o Follow up throughout equipment production to ensure that equipment is delivered as promised by the Supplier.

* Work with the Project Manager to negotiate and settle back charges as applicable to ensure fair charges to the supplier as well as proper reimbursement to ACCO.

* Maintain knowledge of market conditions as they pertain to pricing, service, and known product issues.

* Working with other Buyers, update and maintain unit cost pricing database.

* Identify areas of potential cost reduction and analyze the impact of pricing changes for goods and services.

* Track costs in unit measurement. Evaluate market trends.

* Develop/maintain vendor relationships.

* Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

While the Buyer will receive the majority of their daily working directions from their respective Project Manager groups; the Purchasing Managers are responsible for ensuring that the Purchasing Department's actions remain consistent with corporate policies and procedures.

The interaction with a Purchasing Manager will include:

* Ethics. ACCO operates in a fair, and honest manner with all Suppliers. The Buyer is responsible to ensure that our treatment of suppliers is fair and honest. Any questions related to this should be directed to the Purchasing Manager.

* Use of Non-union labor.

* Alterations to Terms and Conditions.

* Supplier Insurance Requirements.

* Scope of language.

* Subcontractor Bonding Requirements.

* Subcontractor Exhibit and Public Works issues.

* Documentation that requires a signature (subcontracts, PSAs, purchase orders, credit apps, etc.)

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR IN A CANDIDATE*

* The proficient-plus level user of MS Excel and MS Word

* Strong verbal communication and listening skills, both over the phone and in-person

* Able to work effectively and professionally in a team environment

* Strong business writing skills, including the use of proper grammar and terminology

* While previous purchasing position experience is preferred, it is not required

* Knowledge of the industry is preferred but not required

* Able to demonstrate high customer service skills

* Able to organize large amounts of information

* Must be goal-oriented and meet deadlines

ACCO Competencies:

* Proactivity / Initiative: Recognizes what needs to be done and accomplishes it in a manner appropriate for one s level/position and with minimal supervision.

* Perseverance: Shows the wherewithal to fight for difficult goals despite challenges and to bounce back from adversity.

* Insight: The ability to gather and make sense of information that suggests new possibilities.

* Engagement: Shows a knack for using emotion and logic to communicate a persuasive vision and connect with people.

* Likeability: The ability to effectively work toward common goals with others by supporting, encouraging, and sharing information in an authentic and approachable manner.

* Big Picture: Understands and contributes to organizations short- and long-term business strategy. On a personal level has independently developed a vision for short- and long-term career success.

* Motivation / Dedication: Commits to excellence in pursuing unselfish goals. Initiates action with collective goals takes responsibility, and shows personal humility.

* Technical Curiosity / Willingness to Learn: Interest in seeking out new experiences, knowledge, and candid feedback; demonstrating openness to learning and change.

* Problem-Solver: Ability to identify, analyze, and solve a problem in support of personal, group, department, or organizational objectives.

Physical Requirements:

(The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up-to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those of sedentary work. Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree.

Attendance Requirements:

* Regular and routine attendance is necessary for the role.

* Hours are Monday to Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.

WHAT S IN IT FOR YOU*

* Collaborative Company Culture - We have a diverse environment of skilled professionals - field construction workers, engineering, project managers, service technicians, and supporting staff - who collaborate together and make Sunbelt Controls an engaging place to work.

* Competitive Benefits - including medical plans, dental, vision, 401k & company match, supplemental insurance.

* ESOP Employee Stock Ownership Program. An exciting benefit from us to you, free of cost to all eligible employees.

ACCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA M/F/V/D. We proudly hire U.S. Military Veterans, and those qualified are encouraged to apply.\n\nEqual Employment Opportunity is The Law. - Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.\nACCO will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment.

Keywords: Acco Engineered Systems, San Leandro , Construction Buyer, Professions , San Leandro, California

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