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Tri-City Electric Purchasing Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa

Tri-City Electric Co. is currently seeking a Purchasing Specialist for an immediate opening in Des Moines, IA. The Purchasing Specialist will purchase goods and services according to departmental and organizational policies and procedures.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Purchases goods and services to support current and upcoming projects

  • Coordinates with managers to maintain inventory levels

  • Evaluates vendors based on price, reliability, capability, and previous transaction history

  • For critical materials vetting multiple vendors or providers to improve efficiency and offset potential delays

  • Works with vendors to negotiate volume and cash transaction discounts, and other available discounts

  • Ensures that purchasing documents are complete and accurate and include appropriate and reasonable terms and conditions

  • Maintains pricing histories and other vendor records

  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Associate‚Äôs Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or other related Degree

  • Five years of purchasing experience

  • Purchasing experience on construction projects, large scale purchasing. Purchasing experience for commercial, mission critical or industrial projects is required. Experience in Electrical construction preferred, but not required.

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

    Candidates must possess strong attention to detail, tact and consideration, solid communication skills, positive initiative and judgement, the ability to problem solve and meet deadlines, and be very organized.

    This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday-Friday between 7:00am-5:00pm. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. This schedule is subject to change as business needs require. Previous experience in the construction industry is preferred.

    All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a drug screen and reference check. Tri-City Electric Co. is an equal opportunity employer.