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Buyer

Location: Glendale, CA

 We are looking for a Buyer to join our Glendale, CA office! 

ACCO Engineered Systems has been annually recognized by a national industry magazine as one of the top-10 specialty contractors in the United States, and the leader in its mechanical contracting field for the Western United States. We have a diverse environment of skilled professionals - field construction workers, engineering, project managers, service technicians, and supporting staff - who collaborate together and make ACCO an engaging place to work

Under the direction of the assistant director of purchasing, this position performs standard duties in assisting the activities of the purchasing function of the organization.

SO WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?

  • Negotiate the price of goods and services
  • Procure various goods and services for multiple locations
  • Manage costs to identify areas of potential cost reduction and analyze the impact of pricing changes for goods and services
  • Track and evaluate market trends
  • Communicate with vendors and ACCO employees to issue purchase orders and subcontract agreements
  • Develop/maintain vendor relationships
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO JOIN THIS ALL STAR TEAM?

  • 1-2 years of buying experience 
  • While knowledge of the plumbing industry is preferred, it is not required
  • Strong negotiation skills 
  • Multi-Tasking Experience
  • Familiar with the PO process from start to finish
  • Experience with Labor Contracts 
  • The proficient-plus level user of MS Excel and MS Word
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills, both over the phone and in person
  • Able to work effectively and professionally in a team environment
  • Strong business writing skills, including the use of proper grammar and terminology
  • Able to demonstrate high customer service skills
  • Able to organize large amounts of information
  • Must be goal oriented and meet deadlines
  • Please provide up to 3 business references 

ACCO Competencies:

  • Proactivity / Initiative: Recognizes what needs to be done and accomplishes it in a manner appropriate for one’s level/position and with minimal supervision.
  • Perseverance: Shows the wherewithal to fight for difficult goals despite challenges and to bounce back from adversity.
  • Insight: The ability to gather and make sense of information that suggests new possibilities.
  • Engagement: Shows a knack for using emotion and logic to communicate a persuasive vision and connect with people.
  • Likeability: The ability to effectively work toward common goals with others by supporting, encouraging, and sharing information in an authentic and approachable manner.
  • Big Picture: Understands and contributes to organizations’ short- and long-term business strategy. On a personal level has independently developed a vision for short- and long-term career success.
  • Motivation / Dedication: Commits to excellence in pursuing unselfish goals. Initiates action with collective goals takes responsibility, and shows personal humility.
  • Technical Curiosity / Willingness to Learn: Interest in seeking out new experiences, knowledge, and candid feedback; demonstrating an openness to learning and change.
  • Problem-Solver: Ability to identify, analyze, and solve a problem in support of personal, group, department, or organizational objectives.

Physical Requirements:

Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those of sedentary work. Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree.

Attendance Requirements:

  • Regular and routine attendance is necessary for the role.
  • Hours are Monday to Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • ESOP – Employee Stock Ownership Program. An exciting benefit from ACCO to you, free of cost.
  • Company Culture of Excellence – Here at ACCO, we are flexible and foster creativity
  • Competitive Time Off including PTO, Sick Time, and Personal Time
  • Education Reimbursement Program for career development
  • United Way is our philanthropy program. We give back to the community, and we have fun while doing it! ACCO has fundraising events such as raffles and bingo throughout the year.
  • Competitive benefits package and 401k

NEXT STEPS

Do you have what it takes? Click the START YOUR APPLICATION link below and submit your resume. Once you’ve applied, our dedicated Talent Acquisition team will be reviewing your resume. If your experiences match our needs, you’ll be hearing from us by phone or email.

MORE ABOUT ACCO

Why join ACCO? ACCO Engineered Systems is one of the largest mechanical contractors in the country. Since 1934, owners and builders have selected ACCO to design, install, and maintain more than 250,000 mechanical projects. ACCO is dedicated to the design, fabrication, installation, maintenance, and service of commercial and industrial HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, process piping, and building automation systems. Whether your project is a low or high-rise office building, a shopping mall, hospital, semiconductor fabrication facility or pharmaceutical manufacturing plant…ACCO can design, build, install, and maintain a mechanical system to meet your needs

Here at ACCO, we are a part of something bigger. Just ask our customers: California Academy of Sciences, L.A. Live, and San Francisco 49ers Stadium. While we have been around for 80+ years, we continue to grow at a dynamic pace. And we are looking for talented individuals to join our team. To read more about us, check out our ABOUT US section with current news and events.

ACCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA M/F/V/D. We proudly hire U.S. Military Veterans, and those qualified are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. | Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

ACCO will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment.

At this time, ACCO is unable to provide visa sponsorship. 

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