Hunt Electric Corporation Purchasing and Materials Manager in Springfield, Nebraska


Hunt Electric Corporation is a national design build electrical contracting firm grounded in the simple, powerful concept of performing efficient, quality work. Our loyalty is to our clients, our communities and our employees in more than 40 states. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including:

  • 100% Employer paid Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • 100% Employer paid Basic Life Insurance

  • 100% Employer paid Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Holiday Time Away

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan Including Employer Match and Profit Sharing Contribution

  • Participation in the Employee Stock Ownership Plan

  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health and Dependent Care

  • Community Involvement and Volunteer Opportunities

We are continually seeking individuals who are passionate about the electrical design and construction industry who want to contribute to our company growth. If you are passionate, love what you do and hold yourself to a standard of excellence, we want to hear from you!

Role and Responsibilities

The Purchasing and Materials Manager is responsible for assisting the VP of Purchasing and Warehouse with the management and administration of material procurement and tools for our project based in Springfield, NE. This position evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers and delivery based on project site budgets and schedule requirements. This position works directly with a variety of individuals and departments, including General Foreman, managers, employees and vendors.

  • Works with project managers and superintendents for project-specific acquisition of construction materials, electrical equipment and general conditions purchases.

  • Obtains product information and research pricing to meet purchasing budgets and bids.

  • Acts as a conduit to vendor resources and support.

  • Adheres to purchasing and inventory policies, processes and procedures.

  • Uses knowledge of material, work planning, engineering processes, and procedures to coordinate product deliveries.

  • Review and level bid proposals within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.

  • Establish and maintain inventory tracking control process

  • Performs data entry and transmits all new purchase orders to vendors.

  • Prepares purchase orders or bid requests, and contacts vendors regarding discrepancies.

  • Communicates proactively to address and solve issues as they arise.

  • Performs administrative tasks to support subcontractor hires.

Education Requirements, Qualifications and Competencies

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.

  • Ten (10) years of distributor experience, vendor relations, purchasing, or a related field.

  • Knowledge of electrical industry, equipment, tools, supplies and materials.

  • College degree in vendor relations, purchasing or a related field preferred.

  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Demonstrates a flexible and collaborative work style.

  • Demonstrated success in working with immediate team members and other departments to build effective relationships.

  • Ability to communicate clearly in verbal and written form.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Strong problem solving skills.

  • Ability to adapt, multi-task and manage changing priorities.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Ability to set and meet deadlines.

  • Negotiation skills or experience.

Physical Requirements

  • This position operates at a construction job site trailer and is exposed to moving mechanical parts, vibration, and noise, requiring work books at all times, as well as occasional use of a hard hat, high visibility vest, eye protection and gloves.

  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, filing cabinets, scanners and fax machines.

  • Employees are frequently required to sit, and occasionally required to kneel, reach, stoop, crouch or crawl.

  • This position requires the ability to lift files, open file cabinets, and bend or stand as necessary.

  • This position may occasionally lift up to 10 pounds and rarely lift up to 50 pounds.