Purchasing Manager, Construction
Claire's Stores - Illinois

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Job Description:
MCP is responsible for purchasing, delivering and controlling inventories for construction related materials from company approved vendors. MCP is responsible for estimating, budgeting, purchasing, contract administration and payment processes for new and existing stores at the best possible price in a timely manner.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Value Engineer items so they are competitively priced, meet design/brand standards and are customer friendly.
Research new products and suggest alternatives for construction materials to achieve best practices and cost savings.
Distribute bid sheets with quantities and drawings. Review bids and determine which firm will develop concept best within budget.
Make commitments for material inventories to be stored. Review inventories periodically based on schedules and communication with Design/Construction and Real Estate staff.
Review take offs, create purchase orders, communicate delivery dates and monitor deliveries.
Provide status updates for committed costs from purchase orders to Project Management/Vice President for review on a regular basis.
Purchase materials for replacements and repair, coordinate with Retail Operations.
Coordinate existing inventories and commitments.
Negotiate and monitor Vendor Agreements and Certificates of Insurance from vendors.
Develop and update office documents which include Deal Tracking and Job Cost System from start to finish, from purchase order creation to invoice approvals and payment.
Handle minor jobs as directed.

Qualifications:
Associate/Bachelors degree in construction management or equivalent experience.
5 to 7 years retail construction purchasing and estimating experience.
5 to 7 years budgeting experience.
Negotiation skills (competitive bids, quality of specifications, payment and delivery terms.)
Knowledge of Construction (design, materials and manufacturing), Accounting, Merchandising, Retail Operations and cost tracking systems.

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Claire’s ® is our primary global brand that we operate in 44 countries through company-owned or franchise stores. Claire’s...