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Purchasing Manager

San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Direct Hire Position: Project Management


The Purchasing Project Manager is responsible for ensuring the thorough, timely and cost effective bidding, contracting and management of Subcontractor agreements for assigned projects. This role awards those that are proactive, organized, and have the ability to establish clear lines of communication between the office and the field.

Reporting Relationships:

The Purchasing Manager reports directly to Purchasing Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Research and resolve construction and purchasing problems as they arise on current or past projects
  • Research new materials and methods for construction of projects, aesthetics and quality
  • Review plans and specifications of projects for accuracy, construct ability, cost savings and quality
  • Work extensively with sales and marketing in determining product selections for projects
  • Monitor and update master purchasing schedules for assigned projects
  • Negotiate with subcontractors regarding master contracts, pricing, cost overruns, extras or disputes in work scopes
  • Revise scopes of work for particular project details/specs
  • Prepare and coordinate bid packages and send to subcontractors for bidding
  • Analyze bids for accuracy/completeness and conformance to bid scopes
  • Manage and review the accuracy of contracts, amendments, backcharges and all other purchasing related documentation
  • Research and maintain up to date knowledge of construction pricing and labor rates
  • Act as a liaison between construction personnel and subcontractors

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in construction purchasing manager related position
  • Local (Bay Area) construction industry experience preferred.
  • College degree in related field preferred
  • Must possess established and proven negotiation skills
  • Ability to effectively read and interpret contract documents, scopes of work, construction documents and plans
  • Excellent organizational, communication, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Strong leadership abilities and exceptional initiative and drive
  • Sound ability to research, analyze and communicate data with great accuracy.
  • Ability to multi-task and stay focused in a busy environment


Mary Lindner
Senior Executive Recruiter

With 20+ years experience in successful Business Development and TalentAcquisition, Mary finds a great sense of fulfillment in matching talented candidates with their Dream Jobs! Mary’s career has focused on growing companies, so she understands that growth for her clients will start by connecting the right individual to the right opportunity. Providing outstanding customer service and exceeding clients’ and candidates’ expectations is the foundation of Mary’s work mantra: work hard, be nice, and have fun!! Mary’s favorite part of working for Wollborg Michelson is being a part of an incredible team that always strives for excellence. Outside of her professional accomplishments, Mary takes the most pride in her role as a mom, never forgetting to savor the little moments with her three daughters and husband.

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