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Maintenance Purchasing Manager

Associated Ready Mixed Concrete

Maintenance Purchasing Manager

Long Beach, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities




    As a valued member of our team, the Maintenance Purchasing Manager will negotiate with vendors for the purchase of all parts, supplies, equipment and services used by the company's Maintenance repair team. This candidate will manage all purchasing activities and establishes strategic purchasing processes and procedures while maintaining relationships with vendors or suppliers to negotiate contracts for major purchases. This candidate will also evaluate and analyze purchasing and price trend to identify forecasting demand and minimize purchasing costs. They will manage subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs and ensure that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Our family-owned company offers highly competitive medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as a 401k plan, flexible spending account program, paid time off and holiday pay.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities (including the following; other duties may be assigned)

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.

    Negotiates with vendors for goods and services, negotiating the best possible price and service guarantee.

    Updates existing policies, establishes new policies as needed and ensure compliance.

    Administers corporate purchasing card program.

    Develops new supply sources where vendors are inadequate.

    Examines bids and makes awards.

    Establishes account/credit and terms.

    Negotiates blanket purchase orders when appropriate and monitors cost during the time period.

    Checks requisitions for appropriate approval and account numbers.

    Works closely with receiving department to ensure proper supplies arrived

    Traces delinquent arrivals from purchase orders.

    Follows environmental and safety regulations and acts in compliance with U.S. laws.

    Complies with safety and corporate guidelines on business ethics.

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


    Ethical Conduct.

    Communication Proficiency.

    Technical Capacity.


    Time Management.


    Business Acumen.

    Decision Making.


    Bachelor’s degree in a business-related area.

    Eight to ten years of purchasing experience.

    Experience in the ready mix or construction industry is preferred but not mandatory.

    Language Skills

    Candidate must have effective communication skills in the English language in both written and verbal form.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, with a start time of 7:00 a.m. Some weekend work might be necessary as needed.


    Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment

    This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

    Associated Ready Mixed Concrete, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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