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Purchasing Agent

Joliet Full-Time
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Our busy commercial landscaping company is looking to add a full-time purchasing agent / buyer to our team.

           2 years purchasing experience in a landscaping construction or garden nursery related industry.

·         Strong horticultural and plant identification knowledge.

·         Technical knowledge of landscape materials (erosion control blanket, mulch, etc)

·         Effective communication skills (both written and verbal).

·         Ability to prioritize and multi-task in fast paced environment.

·         Experience with QuickBooks, Excel, Word, etc.

·         Bilingual (Spanish) is a plus.

·         Salary based off individual qualifications / experience.

·         Responsible to work directly with project managers, estimators, crew leaders and accounting staff.

·         Obtain quotes, analyze pricing, place orders and schedule material pickups and drop offs from multiple vendors.

·         Willingness to learn new systems, processes, and keep busy without supervision.

·         Responsible for the purchasing of job materials and supplies after researching vendor pricing, delivery dates, etc.

·         Prepare analysis of prices and negotiate pricing as required.

·         Type and send purchase orders.

·         Communicate with suppliers on delivery dates.

·         Must have strong organizational and time management skills.

·         Should have a good industry network and solid relationships with qualified suppliers.

·         Control and eliminate wasteful spending and excess buying of materials.

·         Manage and maintain quality inventories and continually look for best practices for such storage. 

·         Check accuracy of orders and deliveries and match all paperwork before turning in to accounting.

·         Evaluate and select plants that meet the company quality standards.

·         Keep budget in mind and protect company resources by making educated decisions.

·         Enhance and build organization’s reputation by representing, and conducting one’s self in a professional manner at all times.

Skills required

Purchasing Orders
Contract Management
Inventory Policies
Product Buying
Purchasing Regulations


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Estimated Salary: $87K
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