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Senior Purchasing Agent - Richmond


Industrial Manufacturing

Company Location

Atlanta, GA

Work Location


  • Location: Richmond, VA (onsite)
  • Work Authorization: Green Card or U.S. Citizen
  • Work Type: Full Time

As a Purchasing Agent supporting our client's growing businesses, your role will include: 

  • Working closely with the core Program/Project teams to manage high visibility and high value programs.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Procurement planning during the bidding phase.
  • Understanding the contract specifications and estimated bills of material (B0 = budget zero)
  • Outline the initial Procurement Plan to include equipment, devices, subcontractors, and other procurements (example attached),
  • For each vendor package on the Procurement Plan, develop a comprehensive RFP or RFQ identifying all components of best value and the total cost of acquisition. For the applicable sections of a RFP see this link: What is a government RFP? - SAS GPS (
  • Sourcing, identifying, and prequalifying 2-3 viable vendors for each vendor procurement package.
  • Prequalify vendors to include evaluating scope, capacity, capabilities, capital, supply chain, acceptance of MCD subcontract clauses, terms, conditions, and attachments.
  • Track, analyze, and compare quotes. Ad to Quotes Matrix supported by the analysis for each vendor.
  • Working with project and engineering team to confirm completeness of scope of service and supply.
  • Negotiating and finalizing agreements.
  • Finalize pre-award Procurement Plan with reconcilement to the estimate.
  • Post award procurement planning and implementation on major projects and programs,
  • Transition the bid phase Procurement Plan with documents and knowledge to the project team in a formal hand-off that validate it reconciles the estimate.
  • Maintaining the Procurement Plan. The company goal is to place 80% of the orders before the project is 20% complete.
  • Monitoring all deliveries until inspected and received.
  • Close out Procurement Plan including any open commitments.
  • Track and report on discrepancies and implemented corrective actions.
  • Capture and communicate market intelligence across projects and programs. 
  • Understanding, evaluating, and incorporating current market conditions into procurement plans, including but not limited to: 
  • Pricing trends
  • Lead- times and logistical requirements
  • Best value opportunities
  • Alternative and substitute products opportunities and potential material and labor savings using new or alternative products.
  • Evolving contract compliance requirements
  • Reading, understanding, and interpreting contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work and project schedules. Traveling to project sites, manufacturers, and vendor as needed. Locate to project teams as needed during the planning phase or to resolve project issues. 
  • Long-term Agreements
  • Research opportunities to consolidate and streamline product categories.
  • Prioritize the opportunities with SBU leaders.
  • Develop long-term deals that provide the best value, lowest total cost of acquisition.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership and people skills.
  • 5-7 years of experience
  • Bachelor's degree plus a minimum or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Relevant purchasing experience sourcing, negotiating contracts with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), construction /specialty trade subcontractors and fabricators.
  • Proven written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint and Microsoft Excel.
  • Familiarity with business, finance and account principles.


  • Exposure to computer screens for an extended period of time.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Reach by extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Have finger dexterity in order to manipulate objects with fingers rather than whole hands or arms, for example, using a keyboard.
  • Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Identify and understand the speech of another person.


Applicants for this position may be required to prove that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine or demonstrate that they have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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