Purchasing Agent

Founded in 1979, McGrath RentCorp is a diversified business to business rental company that rents and sells relocatable modular buildings, storage containers, electronic test equipment, and liquid and solid containment tanks and boxes. We operate through five divisions: Mobile Modular, Mobile Modular Portable Storage, TRS-RenTelco, Adler Tanks, and Enviroplex.
McGrath RentCorp is headquartered in Livermore, CA with branch offices located throughout North America. We are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "MGRC."
For more information about McGrath RentCorp and our operating units, visit www.mgrc.com .
Mobile Modular , a division of McGrath RentCorp, is a national leader in the rental of commercial modular buildings. Our products serve a wide variety of industries including education, construction, residential development, general industry, government, and transportation. The Company is well established with an excellent reputation and long track record of success. The culture is highly service oriented and has allowed successful penetration into new locations in recent years. The team is dedicated, committed, and will only accept the very best to join the ranks!
Position Summary: Creates purchase orders for the acquisition of materials. Researches, interviews, and negotiates with suppliers to obtain prices and specifications. Provides routine administrative support.
Duties/Responsibilities of Position:
  • Create purchase orders for the acquisition of materials utilizing internal purchasing practices and following Company process and authorization matrix
  • Determine and maintain optimal stock levels through active and effective interaction with warehouse personnel
  • Execute purchasing strategies with suppliers including on-going negotiations, price management and day-to-day support of efficient supply chain operations
  • Play a key role in the development and execution of multi-regional procurement strategies including supplier segmentation, bidding, cost analysis and inventory optimization
  • Develop and maintain relationships with both internal customers and suppliers while aggressively driving to results that make our company more competitive
  • Assists in estimation of projects through updating and managing costs for standard supplies as well as procurement or special order items
  • Identify, gather and analyze internal and external intelligence such as market trends, supplier capabilities, specification data and customer requirements to optimize long-term purchasing decisions
  • Proactively generate and implement ideas that will continuously improve our overall operations and business processes
  • Work collaboratively with others in the branch on projects as needed

Position Specific Competencies/Skills Required:
  • 3 to 4 years of procurement or supply chain planning experience working in a fast paced environment
  • General knowledge of purchasing procedures, common industrial terminology and common business software.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to professionally communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Analytical and research skills to evaluate and communicate complex, dynamic commodity data
  • Knowledge of LEAN Manufacturing practices and working in a cross-functional environment preferred
  • Knowledge of Oracle software a plus

Experience/Education Required/Desired:
  • Prior related experience with production scheduling and/or management required
  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree desired, Certified Purchasing Professional a plus
  • Ability to communicate with internal customer's regarding work status and requirements in English; fluency in spoken Spanish a plus
  • Prior experience in the construction or related industry performing and leading general construction trades required.

Ability to complete material and labor take offs from blue prints a plus
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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