Purchasing Agent I

Bothell, WA, USA Req #111
Friday, June 7, 2024

Reports To: Senior Purchasing Agent/Preconstruction Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt


Position Summary

Responsible for purchasing materials and coordinating activities involved with procuring goods and services to assist in the successful bidding and execution of projects.  Requests bids then analyses vendor pricing and capacity, to meet budget and project requirements, negotiating if necessary.  Presents recommendations to project teams and prepares contracts for the work.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Review specifications and architectural drawings to confirm scope of work, including material and labor requirements
  • Request quotes, analyze pricing and compliance, prepare contracts and process the required documentation
  • Actively develops budgets, schedules and performance plans to meet customer and company goals and objectives
  • Work directly with estimators, CAD Technicians and Project Managers
  • Interview vendors to obtain product or service information, such as price, availability, and delivery schedule
  • Maintains manual or computerized procurement records, such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, or inventories
  • Prepares engineering instructions for shop drawing process
  • Clearly communicates schedules, risks, vendor conditions in the debriefing to the operations team
  • Ensures that estimate is complete, and all risk is covered/mitigated. Account for any missing items in estimate


Other Duties

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing or 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.


Preferred Qualifications (in addition to minimum qualifications)


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field


Minimum Qualifications


  • 0 – 4 years of experience


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Leads the project team while in purchasing process
  • Ability to clearly communicate risks and opportunities
  • Basic knowledge of ISEC products, services, processes and projects
  • Understands project plans and specifications
  • Independently performance most assignments with instruction
  • Works autonomously at times
  • Seeks guidance for unusual or complex problems and supervisor approval for changes in standards
  • Engages in company culture
  • Open to feedback and flexible to change
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Efficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong prioritization and organizational skills, detail-oriented

Customer Service Skills:

  • Demonstrates commitment to deliver outstanding service – both with internal and external customers  
  • Takes ownership to personally resolve customer problems (or find someone who can)  
  • Listens well, asks clarifying questions, and checks for agreement with customers  
  • Committed to following-up with customers in all instances in a timely manner  
  • Strong sense of accountability - ensures that you will do what you say that you are going to do  
  • Creates a personal connection with customers – smiles, warm greetings, acts friendly and respectful 
  • Positive attitude 

Other details

  • Job Family Pre-Construction
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $69,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $84,180.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Bothell, WA, USA