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Central Region Purchasing Agent 2017

Location:  Richland, WA, US, 99352
Company:  Central Pre-Mix Concrete Co South


Central Pre-Mix Concrete Co South

Job Requisition ID: 124648

Job Type: Procurement/Sourcing
Work Time: Regular

City:  Richland
State:  Washington (US-WA)
Postal/Zip Code: 99352



Are you seeking the opportunity for an outstanding career with advancement potential with a company that values a culture of growth, development, and internal promotion?   Then jump start your career and join the CPM Development Corporation /Oldcastle Materials family today!



Job Description Summary:

This position is a key resource within the division for facilitating the effective ordering of products and services and for ensuring that supply commitments and business needs are met.  The Purchasing Agent supports a variety of employees within the organization.  This role will help to clarify needs, evaluate and assist with determining suppliers, generate and place orders, and manage ongoing supplier interactions within the local operations.


Requirements/Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Coordinate the identification and evaluation of the most effective means of purchasing and the best sources for particular product or service expenditures

  • Facilitate the process of obtaining quotes and/or bids from potential suppliers
  • Research order history of purchases and  evaluate differences in costs, delivery, quality, and performance
  • Work with field personnel, requestors and stakeholders to clarify specifications, research and establish source alternatives, and increase standardization.
  • Prepare and facilitate the approval of draft purchase orders
  • Ensure that accurate product/service information is being communicated on orders including pricing, availability, part numbers and delivery
  • Place approved purchases with suppliers
  • Track and maintain procurement process of all materials
  • Support management and evaluate efforts to ensure that supplier commitments are met and to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Expedite and assist with the troubleshooting of orders as needed



  • Associates degree or equivalent required with a minimum of 3 years experience of business, purchasing, operations or related field 
  • Experience working with data base/data warehouse applications, ERP systems and/or MS Office required
  • Ability to work effectively with others and independently
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively with a focus on timeliness and responsiveness
  • Capable of utilizing the Internet effectively for research and evaluation
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Experience with procurement tools, processes and systems would be beneficial
  • Experience in mining, construction, or manufacturing industries a plus


CPM Development Corp. offers:

Competitive Compensation

Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Disability Benefits Programs

Retirement Plans

Health and Wellness Programs

Technology Driven Workplace


About CPM Development Corp.:

CPM Development Corporation is the Northwest Division Headquarters for dynamic, growth-oriented, aggregate, asphalt, concrete, and construction family of companies.    For over 80 years we have worked to be the preferred source of quality rock products, concrete, asphalt paving, and construction services.   We have been recognized by numerous organizations for our commitment to safety, customer service, and innovation.  In 1997, the companies of CPM Development Corporation joined the Oldcastle Materials family.


About Oldcastle:

Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations.  We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies, and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family.  Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle Materials/CPM Development Corp. is a great place to grow!  If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today!


Once you click “apply”, you will be brought to our career site.  Please take a few minutes to complete your online profile and application.  Submit your application and it will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager.  Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day.


Thank you for your interest in expanding your career with Oldcastle Materials!

Central Pre-Mix Concrete Co South is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer


Central Pre-Mix Concrete Co South is part of the Oldcastlecareers™ network.

Nearest Major Market: Kennewick

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