Purchasing Assistant (Electrical Construction)

Edison, New Jersey

Posted in Building and Construction

Job Info

About Us:

Forest Electric NJ is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group. We are proud of our position as one of New Jersey's leading single-source electrical construction and telecommunications services suppliers. With over 50 years of expertise in data center infrastructure, healthcare, substation, financial infrastructure, network design, structured cabling and electrical system design-build, installation and maintenance.

Job Title: Purchasing Assistant

Job Summary: Forest Electric NJ is seeking a Purchasing Assistant to assist the Company in meeting its objectives and goals with the acquisition and procuring of various electrical goods, materials, devices, equipment and other items for commercial construction projects at various locations in the area.


Include the following, but other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist with daily purchasing of electrical supplies, materials, and equipment for multiple contracts.
  • Generate accurate Purchase Orders.
  • Contact outside vendors to obtain price quotations, determine status on orders, and follow-up on problem areas.
  • Coordinate between vendors and staff with respect to availabilities, ship dates, cancellation dates.
  • Coordinate with appropriate accounting staff on payment of invoices, resolving discrepancies and billing follow-up.
  • Create and maintain various Excel spreadsheets on purchases and commodities, including rebates.
  • Actively drive standard processes to achieve desired vendor performance (quality, delivery, productivity, lead time, etc.)
  • Interact effectively with all members of the organization and outside associates.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, changing priorities as necessary.
  • Adhere to Company operating policies, procedures, and safety programs as established.
  • Regular, predictable and reliable onsite attendance is an essential function of the position.
  • Electrical construction procurement experience a plus.
  • Working knowledge of construction contract language and terms preferred.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, and ability to learn internal software.

The requirements listed below are representative of characteristics and demonstrated capabilities sought to perform this job successfully.
  • Must have strong negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to sit at a desk environment for many hours at one time.
  • Ability to regularly and consistently use a keyboard and mouse.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to perform basic business mathematical functions.
The Company requires all new hires to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of a complete COVID-19 vaccination. Forest Electric is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

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