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Construction Purchasing Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL at Claire's

Date Posted: 3/11/2019

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Job Description

Claire's - A Career that's always in style

Construction Purchasing Manager Opportunity

About the Role

Responsible for the coordination and resolution of project specific Owner Supplied Material (OSM) for Construction and Store Design projects.


  • Complete OSM material takeoffs from architectural plans and executive summary’s, including identification of special conditions or materials needed, for all assigned projects
  • Place orders with pre-selected vendors for OSM to meet project specific deadlines
  • Formulate plans on timing of implementation and adapt as needed
  • Communicate with jobsite superintendents and vendors to coordinate on-time delivery to sites. Verify shipment delivery to ensure completeness and address damage opportunities
  • Partner with management in resolving job site or material related issues on assigned stores from deal acceptance to completion and warranty related issues
  • Provide project costs variances and communicate any issues that affect project forecast
  • Proactively resolve open order issues during project closeout
  • Work with Store Operations and on project specific parts list issues during store openings
  • Maintain productive working relationships with vendors and general contractors
  • Coordinate and track specific shop drawings from vendor submittal for design approval
  • Ensure current Agreements, NDA’s and Contracts with vendors and SLA’s are being met
  • Maintain store takeoffs, reports and review/validate before submittal
  • Manage existing OSM inventory; identify locations for allocation of existing inventory items, track draw down and remaining quantities on spread sheet
  • Prepare and execute major vendor RFP on annual bases
  • Value engineer our process and explore opportunities to improve
About You

  • 5 + years purchasing experience in retail or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree and equivalent experience
  • Strong PC and Microsoft Office skills
  • Robust communication and organization skills
  • Experience in sourcing items and negotiating deals
  • Ability to read architectural drawings
  • Maintain deadlines and handle multiple projects successfully
  • Ability to influence others and set high quality standards