Purchasing Manager

US-Centennial
# of Openings
1
Category
Operations

Overview

BluSky Restoration Contractors provides commercial, industrial, governmental, and multi-family RESTORATION, RENOVATION, ENIVRONMENTAL, and ROOFING services across the continental US.  With an emphasis on large projects, we don’t build things, we restore and rebuild them.  Our engaged employees bring experience and teamwork to anyone who owns or manages property, provides property insurance, or manages property insurance claims.

 

Our employees are encouraged to think and act like owners, to execute, and to be accountable. Our Kick the Bucket Profit Sharing plan returns 8% of profits to our employees each time a specific revenue threshold is met.  We are intentional about creating a culture of recognition, and the BluSky senior leadership team really listens to what BluSky employees say.  As a 5 time honoree of the Best Companies to Work for in Colorado Award, we are thrilled that more than 95% of our employees say our Culture is Special!

Responsibilities

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for designing and implementing sourcing strategies and procurement plans to support account, corporate and client strategies and objectives. Primary responsibilities include applying the knowledge of construction practices, labor costs, and the uses and costs of materials to review project estimates, budgets and production schedules.  Responsibilities also include contract review and/or preparation and negotiation, contract administration, adherence to company policies and legal requirements and compliance and designs and manages the RFP processes to support program goals and requirements.   This position works with internal and client stakeholders in establishing, managing, and creating RFPs, analyzing purchasing projects, discuss and resolve issues and recommends improved business practices.

Qualifications

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review weekly production reports
  • Review estimates, budgets and schedules on all large projects
  • Review subcontract bid vs. scope
  • Project documentation checklist
  • Manage change order processing timeliness
  • Ensure change order and supplement compliance
  • Partner with VP of Operations and Profit Center Leaders to drive compliance
  • Control spending on large projects
  • Organize and maintain market-specific vendor and subcontractor lists
  • Ensure projects are managed to profit margin specifications
  • Raise a formal list of project-specific issues to the right level
  • Regular process and progress reporting to senior leaders
  • Plan and perform detailed audits to confirm vendor compliance with contracts, change orders and purchase orders
  • Manage the subcontractor prequalification process
  • Oversee the maintenance of the master subcontractor bid list
  • Interact and maintain close contact with the subcontractor market to monitor subcontractor workloads and watch trends and market conditions
  • Foster and enhance subcontractor relationships
  • Maintain ongoing communication with project staff with regard to subcontractors’ performance
  • Work hand-in-hand with Project Directors and Profit Center Leaders in developing and implementing bidding strategies when assembling competitive bids and proposals
  • Develop comprehensive working knowledge and understanding of the contract documents to ensure all procurement requirements within scope are accomplished within budget
  • Establish and/or work with the job staff in establishing the procurement schedule for the job
  • Oversee and manage the bid, negotiation and award processes for all subcontractors and vendors
  • Receive bids, prepare spreadsheets, conduct scope review meetings with competitive bidders (with Profit Center Leaders in attendance as required) to confirm that bidders have complied with scope requirements, alternates and unit pricing, manpower, schedules and logistics plans, M/WBE requirements, insurance and bonding requirements, and any other project-specific requirements
  • Evaluate available subcontractors to determine optimal selection for the project
  • Work with Profit Center Leaders to resolve disputes with subcontractors
  • Work with Profit Center Leaders to manage subcontractor failures, claims, liens, surety issues, etc.
  • Prepare and issue subcontracts and follow up for timely execution of the subcontract, receipt items that must be submitted to complete the subcontract process
  • Conduct subcontract evaluations at project completion, in conjunction with Profit Center Leaders


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Become and remain proficient on our services and the associated terminology.
  • Adhere to company employment standards and Best Practices
  • Provide the highest level of internal and external customer service at all times
  • Contribute positively to the BluSky culture and community
  • All other duties or projects as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS - degree in construction or engineering degree with sufficient courses in accounting.
  • Possess a working knowledge of accounting principles and standards, and familiarity with various computer systems, general accounting software, and data extraction tools.
  • Ability to read/review engineering design drawings / specifications of varied disciplines (i.e. electrical , mechanical / HVAC, architectural, etc); with a  working knowledge of construction standards and
  • Ability to communicate policies and procedures to individuals and groups, and to persuade others to accept or adopt a specific opinion or action.
  • Ability to effectively present information and/or a convincing argument to executives.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial reports.
  • Ability to accept ambiguous circumstances and take action where answers to a problem are not readily apparent.
  • Must be a self-starter, motivated, and perform well in high-pressure environments.
  • Ability to analyze and document design and construction contracts, issues, situations, practices and procedures
  • Ability to define design and construction issues or objectives, identify relevant concerns or factors, identify patterns, tendencies and relationships, formulate logical and objective conclusions, and recognize alternatives and their
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Must possess highly developed analytical skills and the ability to think creatively.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate to all levels of management.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word and Power Point.

 

COMPENSATION

This position offers a competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits.  This position is eligible for auto allowance, fuel card, expense account, company laptop, cell phone and company apparel. BluSky offers an industry-leading, comprehensive benefits package that includes a generous profit sharing plan known as Ownership Thinking, health insurance plans (medical, dental and vision), life and disability insurance, a 401(k) plan with guaranteed match, 10 paid holidays, and PTO.

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