Purchasing & Contracts Manager (Construction/Civil) at Schiavone in Secaucus, New Jersey

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Job Description:


  • Demonstrates effective communication and problem-solving skills.

  • Contract management to include all aspects (e.g. administer, review, manage, file, evaluate, analyze, and negotiate).

  • Negotiate or renegotiate and administer contracts with vendors and subcontractors.

  • Administer bidding process and contracts (e.g., evaluate bids, recommend vendors, contractor solicitation utilizing SmartBid,etc.).

  • Review specifications to determine the disciplines of work required.

  • Research and evaluate vendors/contracts to ensure it is in compliance with government regulations.

  • Evaluate vendors to ensure its performance is aligned with established specifications.

  • Evaluate order and bid documentation.

  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.

  • Review and maintain good record of purchasing files and records (purchase orders, contracts, etc.)to ensure its compliance with company policies and procedures and ensure the availability of documentation.

  • Back up purchasing clerk to include ordering of supplies/goods, equipment and material, reviewing, and processing/issuing of purchase order.

  • Review and monitor capital purchases to ensure its compliance with company policies and procedures.

  • Identify opportunities for cost savings.

  • Compile data from variety of sources for analyzing and ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures and monitoring of purchasing processes.

  • Continually improve purchasing methods/processes.

  • Response to inquiries from internal and external sources in providing information, direction, and or appropriate referrals.

  • Attend periodic MWBE/SDVO/SBE Outreach Events to meet and greet potential and existing vendors and subcontractors.

  • Periodic site visits to contractor and vendor home office facilities to conduct commercial useful function evaluations

  • Special projects and/or other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, economics or related field required. Minimum of 8 years of work experience in purchasing related field preferred.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, etc.). Demonstrates aptitude and precision working with numbers.

  • Knowledge of purchasing policies processes, and procedures. Knowledge and ability to negotiate best vendor terms and pricing.

  • Performed function with little or no supervision in a timely manner with acceptable quality. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Highly organized, detail oriented, and able to multitask. Ability to learn new software/processes. Strong Problem-solving skills,

  • Communication skills- both verbal and written,

  • Organizational and planning skills

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