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Purchasing Manager

Company Description

Dragados is a member of ACS Group’s Construction Division. ACS Group has earned worldwide recognition as an expert in the promotion, development, construction and management of infrastructures and services. The group shows a lasting commitment to contributing to the development of the countries in which it has a presence by bringing about improvements in their well-being and sustainable growth through:

• The development of infrastructures, civil engineering, industrial installations, energy plants, telecommunications systems and wastewater treatment plants;

• The provision of services for the purpose of the comprehensive management of urban, logistic and industrial infrastructures;

• Active participation in the sectors essential to the economic and social development of any developed country, such as infrastructures and energy.

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Job Title:                                  Purchasing Manager

Division/Department:                 Operations

Reports to:                               Operations Manager

Date:                                        TBD

Location:                                  California High Speed Rail DFJV CP23

FSLA:                                       Exempt



The basic function of the Purchasing Manager is to procure, expedite and schedule deliveries of materials and services to jobsite.



  • Maintain and implement construction proforma/budget for each project
  • Negotiate pricing contracts with subcontractors and suppliers
  • Create scopes of work
  • Issue purchase orders for procurement and expedition of materials and equipment for jobs
  • Ensure compliance to project budgets and provide anyalysis of deviations
  • Ensure accurate takeoffs to nsure budgets are accurate
  • Research new materials for design and cost savings
  • Develop and implement new purchasing strategies to deliver ongoing cost reductions and process simplification
  • Maintain relationships with subcontractors and suppliers
  • Establish new relationships with subcontractors and suppliers to ensure adequate resources for all projects and to continually improve pricing and quality of work
  • Assist in maintaining company quality control program
  • Leverage technology, safety measures, and information sharing to increase productivity and profitability
  • Handle change order requests
  • Forecast upcoming demand
  • Manager materials/equipment inventory



  • Education: Required: High School Graduate and/or some College
  • Education: Preferred: College or Higher
  • Experience: Required: Five (5) Years Construction Business
  • Experience: Preferred: Ten (10) Years in industry

Applicants must have the following skills and knowledge:

  • Ability to accurately describe and assess the status of a construction project and be ready to provide possible solutions when necessary
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate with subcontractors, suppliers and clients
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills and experience with complex transactions with little supervision
  • Excellent computer skills and the willingness to learn company created software for managing projects
  • Excellent time management

The ideal candidate will be personable, professional, detail-oriented and comfortable communicating and negotiating with subs/suppliers. 




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