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Now Recruiting – Purchasing Agent

Position: Purchasing Agent

Reports to Purchasing Manager

Working at McKinley Homes means building a career with a company driven by one simple objective: beautiful homes with lasting value, integrity, quality, and service. As part of that mission, it also means support from a team dedicated to providing you with every opportunity for growth and success.

Our excellent benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, and paid time off. We also offer competitive salaries with the potential for discretionary bonuses and/or commission structure (depending on the position). If you’re interested in a career with McKinley Homes, we’d love to hear from you!

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain and operate Brix/Hyphen Solutions on a day-to-day basis

Maintain all documents for subs and vendors regarding pricing and specs, including plans, community information, and documentation.

Respond to calls and emails from vendors regarding contracts, pricing, plans, material changes or increases, community bids, issues, or delays.

Respond to calls and emails from field Construction Managers or Finish Managers regarding material shortages, take-off concerns, vendor problems, etc.

Complete all paperwork, reports, and files in accordance with the company format and timeframes.

Perform various take-offs for house plans and maintain files and procedures, communicate any differences with subs and vendors. Ensure all details are covered for a clean Purchase Order.

Review bid details based on McKinley Homes Community Specs and verify scopes of work for each trade.

Experience with Light Commercial Multi-Family to consider for a New Division of McKinley Homes.

Quantity Take-offs for Apartment and Multi-Family Construction.

Knowledge of ADA Requirements for Multi-Family, including Visual and Hearing-Impaired Requirements.

Create a Vendor Base for the Multi-Family Market, working with Current Suppliers, and bringing in New Vendors.

Create Scopes of Work for Multi-Family.

Enter and maintain vendor current prices in Brix.

Enter bids and take-off quantities into plan takeoff.

Manage PO Releases in Brix and BuildPro.

Construction Support: Work with Construction Managers to proactively resolve purchase order issues

Sales Support: Confirm selection entered in Brix and Sales is correct prior to purchase order release

Present a professional image in accordance with company appearance standards.

Maintain a high level of ethics and integrity in all dealings.

Maintain a personal time management system to facilitate organization and efficiency.

Demonstrate good judgment and decision-making skills.

Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent required

Some college preferred

Minimum 4 years experience in residential construction purchasing required

Experience with Light Commercial projects, such as Multi-Family/Apartments a Plus

Sage Software Preferred and Brix/Hyphen Solutions/BuildPro Experience a plus

Relevant field experience desired

Must possess organization skills

Possess good time management skills. For example, be able to handle a wide variety of tasks and demands in a timely manner

Must possess good interpersonal skills

Computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office products (Word and Excel)

Knowledge of practices and procedures of construction and building codes

Ability to read and interpret blueprints


Daily interaction with various McKinley personnel, outside agencies, business partners, engineers/consultants

Physical Requirements

Able to work in excess of eight hours per day in an office environment. Able to sit at a computer monitor for extended periods of time to complete take-offs and workload, meet with trade partners, and receive/return phone messages. Finger dexterity may be required to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.

This position outlines the basic tasks and requirements for the position noted. It is not a comprehensive listing of all job duties of the associates.

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