Procurement Manager

McCarthy Building Companies     Construction     General Contracting     AZ-Phoenix     June 12, 2020

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McCarthy is a national construction company known for operational excellence and maximizing client outcomes with lasting results and superior value.

Position Overview

Position at McCarthy


  • With support from Procurement team, perform market research, explore future technologies benchmarking, and establish key relationships to stay ahead of the market and allow McCarthy to respond and adapt as needed.
  • Identify and prequalify new vendors/suppliers in accordance with McCarthy’s technical prequalification process.
  • Build and maintain relationships with suppliers at various levels to create leverage to achieve and maintain favorable terms, pricing and lead times and reduce overall risk on our projects.
  • Build and maintain key relationships with our operations team and collaborate with them to resolve quality issues with our vendors.
  • Understand key suppliers' organizational structure, financial health, negotiated Terms and Conditions, deal structure, exposure/risk, culture, and service capabilities.
  • Provides support to Business Development efforts as necessary to maintain relationships with existing client base and support with questions about different suppliers.
  • Attends industry events and represents McCarthy to the industry in a professional capacity.
  • Identify and implement efficiency strategies in McCarthy’s procurement process while managing risk.


  • Supervise or facilitate the solicitation and technical scope contracting with major suppliers for major equipment.
  • Manage the procurement efforts during the pursuit and support Preconstruction Managers to respond to RFP from client. Assists in the pricing and bidding of renewable and conventional generation construction projects.
  • Ensure proper direction, coordination and sharing of information and documents to suppliers with support from Procurement team.
  • Identify risk items during pursuit stage and develop mitigation plans to address such risk.
  • Support in the development of project margin plans, and develop financial strategies to minimize risk and enhance opportunity.


  • Preconstruction
    • Lead the buy-out phase of each project to ensure margin plan opportunities are captured.
    • Supervise or facilitate the selection, award and contracting with major suppliers for major equipment.
    • Manage procurement efforts and negotiate Purchase Orders for key equipment of solar plant with support of Preconstruction Director, i.e. Modules, Inverters, Transformers, Racking System including Piles, energy storage systems and SCADA system.
    • Assist with negotiations of Performance Guarantees with Owners and downstream suppliers/vendors to manage risk.
    • Manage the preparation of contractual exhibits for scope of work for subcontracts.
    • Responsible for ensuring Procurement team maintains the overall procurement schedule by tracking progress of team members and managing Procurement team.

Feedback and Follow up

  • Conduct site visits and inspection as necessary.
  • After the bid, collect and organize all bid information for future reference.
  • Solicit feedback from suppliers/vendors on McCarthy’s procurement process, identify areas for improvement and plan for implementation.
  • Solicit feedback from Operations and Post Operations teams on supplier/vendor performance, provide feedback to supplier/vendor and McCarthy’s Preconstruction team and develop/implement plan for future improvement.


  • Responsible for creating an integrated team experience by ensuring role clarity, proper communication, and facilitating a culture that fosters collaboration.
  • Lead, mentor, and guide Procurement team members to ensure clear direction and career growth, ensure team members have resources and support required.
  • Provide work direction and performance evaluations.
  • Identify hiring needs and participate in hiring, discipline, and dismissal decisions if needed.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with internal McCarthy clients.
  • Responsible for oversight and alignment of expectations, budget and scope of work for major equipment.
  • Requires BS degree in one of the following disciplines: Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Nuclear Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Supply Chain Management.
  • 7 years of prior relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and directly related experience. General knowledge of supply chain management and procurement, as well as construction principles and processes.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications.
  • General knowledge of negotiated bids, hard bids, and GMP processes.
  • Working knowledge of PV Syst, AutoCAD and other tools to determine energy prediction
  • Strong math and analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with McCarthy core values.
  • Maintains a “value added” approach to estimating.
McCarthy is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious beliefs, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Phoenix, Arizona Construction-General Contracting

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