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Sr. Materials Manager at Wanzek Construction- Headquarters

Sr. Materials Manager

Wanzek Construction- Headquarters Pueblo, CO (Onsite) Full-Time


MasTec Industrial provides multi-craft process installations across the continental USA in the Power Generation, Industrial, and Biofuels markets. We are well-known for providing cost-effective, complete, and timely installations constructed in a collaborative relationship with clients who value our unwavering focus on safe work and quality work practices. MasTec Industrial, founded in 1947, is a wholly owned subsidiary of MasTec, Inc., a publicly traded, minority-controlled corporation. With its global infrastructure, MasTec, Inc. serves a variety of markets, including Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Transmission and Distribution, Renewable Energy, and Telecommunications.

At MasTec Industrial, we are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best talent. No matter your role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our success as we deliver innovative solutions to our clients.


This position is for a Materials Manager for MasTec Industrial. The ideal candidate should be capable of guiding a team of Field Buyers and Material Control personnel in the successful buyout of equipment, materials, bulks, site consumables, services and material control operations on capital construction projects. The position will be responsible for executing and coordinating with the construction team in providing a successful project for our client. The position of Field Procurement Manager will be part of the MasTec Industrial Construction Operations Department, providing commercial support to an assigned post-award project and will report to the onsite Construction Manager.



* Manage a small team of Field Buyers and Material Control personnel throughout the lifecycle of a capital construction project [Mobilization to Close Out].
* Ensure the assigned procurement team successfully completes each project ensuring that all project team members are fully conversant with the project objectives.
* Lead, develop and execute purchasing and warehousing strategies and plans.
* Prepares RFP packages, conducts bidders conferences, analyzes and evaluates proposals, negotiates purchase order provisions, selects or recommends suppliers, writes contractual documents, and administers resulting purchase orders. Negotiates and coordinates additions, deletions, or modifications to purchase orders.
* Ensure the procurement team negotiates with the aim to reduce cost, minimize risk and leverage opportunities.
* When required, Field Procurement Manager must be able to work closely with the MasTec Industrial legal team in order to negotiate the most favorable terms with suppliers.
* Develop and manage a procurement schedule that will enable the work to be completed based upon funding availability and planned equipment fabrication durations.
* Maintain the weekly status report for all procurement and warehousing activities.
* Review, analyze and monitor assigned supplier capabilities, quotes, bids and performance.
* Facilitate the timely resolution of issues with suppliers related to price, quality, delivery, condition, etc.
* Lead, train, coach and mentor the project's junior level colleagues.
* Attend meetings and facilitate discussions with internal customers and external suppliers to ensure communication and alignment of expectations and results.
* Maintain procurement files in audit ready condition.
* Coordinate any changes with the project team as appropriate and evaluate impact.
* Create, update, communicate and present procurement data at applicable monthly project meetings.
* Develop and maintain expertise on assigned products and services.
* Must have the ability to present the procurement process to stakeholders in an effective manner.
* Challenge the construction manager when projects depart from basic purchasing or inventory control principles.
* Identifies and implements improvement opportunities within own role and responsibilities.
* Communicate effectively, resolve conflicts, solve problems and make efficient and effective decisions.
* Work collaboratively with other procurement personnel inside the MasTec family of companies when applicable to increase and improve purchasing leverage.
* Research and evaluate new sources for assigned products and services
* Follow and enforce procurement and material control related policies and procedures.
* Promote and comply with all Company safety policies and procedures
* Support the implementation of industry best practices and maintain a mindset of continuous improvement.
* Manage special projects as assigned.



* Bachelor's degree in any Business field, Construction Management, Engineering or Supply Chain. Or demonstrated equivalent experience.
* 5-7 years related experience at the Senior Buyer level with demonstrated leadership, management and improvement results; or 1-3 years previous experience performing in the FPM role.
* Procurement Certifications (CPM, CSCP, CSCM, CPP, etc.) or demonstrated equivalent experience.
* The ideal candidate will have demonstrated progressive experience and career advancement in EPC Procurement/Industrial Construction industry.


* Experience managing others and leading by example.
* Strong data analysis and advanced problem-solving skills.
* Strong computer skills and advanced knowledge of Microsoft office suite and Outlook.
* Strong experience using ERP software.
* Advanced understanding of terms, nomenclature and business models used in the construction industry.
* Ability to adapt to changing work requirements and priorities and demonstrate a high level of service delivery.
* Ability to organize and plan team tasks in a changing environment, monitor their execution, anticipate risks, assess impacts, and develop contingency plans.
* Ability to be accurate, precise and follow set procedures and standards.
* Strong collaboration and written, verbal and electronic communication skills.
* Strong interpersonal communications skills to effectively interface with clients, vendors, contractors, project managers, engineers, construction members and stakeholders.


* This position is field based and located at a construction jobsite. The jobsite work environment will expose you to some hazards and physical risks, which requires the adherence to basic safety precautions and wearing of appropriate PPE.
* This work environment may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors and/or loud noises.


* Full Time Position. Monday through Friday. Saturdays if approved by the Project.


* Field based position. Home travel allowed.


* Field based position.


* Based on Experience $100,000- $145,000
* 401K w/match
* 3 weeks PTO
* Health benefits
* Company provided cell phone
* Stock Purchase Plan

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