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Electrical Construction Materials Buyer
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Electrical Construction Materials Buyer

  • By ROBEX_News 


Location: Victor, NY
As a buyer for our procurement team, you will play a critical role in purchasing materials, equipment,
supplies and services for our project management teams to effectively and efficiently support
customers across New York State and regions of the Northeast.

We are looking for strong critical thinkers to coordinate purchase requisitions, issue and analyze
quote and bid requests, and act as a liaison between our Project Managers and vendors.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Manage transactional, tactical and commodity-based purchases
  • Work with Project Managers to determine quote list and provide final pricing once commodity items have been negotiated
  • Write and distribute RFQ’s for commodity items required for specific projects
  • Negotiate and procure construction materials for multiple jobs in multiple locations
  • Ensure materials are acquired at the lowest cost while considering quality, reliability, and urgency
  • Review requisition and delivery receipt for accuracy and resolve any discrepancies
  • Manage freight claims and product return/credit process
  • Work with Accounts Payable Department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices and directly with vendors to resolve invoice disputes
  • Monitor supplier inventory in order to comply with ongoing stocking requirements of commodity items
  • Assist with maintaining material certification, insurance certificates, confidentiality agreements, submittal packages, O&M documentation and other relevant company and/or project documents


  • Minimum of four years buying/selling experience in the commercial electrical or utility industry
  • Prior experience purchasing utility, line or substation materials
  • Effective communication skills with peers and field personnel both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office suite of products
  • Effective organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Must be able to work in a schedule-driven environment where timing is a critical function
  • Proven negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Candidates must submit a current resume to be considered for this position

Directions for Applying
Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to

O’Connell Electric Company is an equal opportunity employer. We consider candidates regardless of
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.