Associate Buyer
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description

Responsible for working with project teams and suppliers to purchase materials, supplies, equipment and services.


At Mortenson, we believe everyone is a leader. For that reason, every team member is expected to apply our leadership principles - Do the Right Thing, We Before Me and Inspire What's Possible - in their work. This means we act with dependability, initiative and a positive attitude to produce high quality work and deliver an exceptional customer experience. We are on time, productive and consistent in our attendance. We approach work as part of a team, listen to the opinions of others and cooperate to achieve project goals. We accept direction from supervisors and seek out constructive feedback. We follow rules and procedures to ensure quality work and safeguard the wellbeing of ourselves and others. We push to exceed the established goals, standards and accountabilities of our positions to increase quality, safety and innovation.

All team members are responsible for supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment, as well as positively contributing to our company culture. This begins by aligning with Mortenson's values and ethical standards as stated in the Mortenson Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, in addition to abiding by the procedures and practices outlined in the Mortenson Operations Manual.


  1. Develop relationships with suppliers: solicit bids, analyze quotations, and select suppliers
  2. Purchase items and services at the most favorable price consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements, and other factors
  3. Create and maintain catalogs for each operating group or project that is supported
  4. Propose purchase transactions that higher authority approve prior to final action
  5. Arrange returns for unacceptable products to suppliers
  6. Track order status from time of placing order until delivery and communicate status to project teams
  7. Enter purchase orders and retain contact with suppliers to ensure delivery of material on a timely basis
  8. Visit job sites or office quarterly at a minimum to develop more effective working relationships
  9. Effectively work and build relationships with those of diverse backgrounds and organizational levels
  10. All other duties as assigned
  1. Knowledge of construction processes, equipment and materials, purchasing processes and procedures
  2. Negotiating, organizing, planning, verbal and communication skills
  3. Strong customer service and analytical skills
  4. Active listening skills and effective communication including an openness to diverse input and feedback
  1. Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain management, construction management or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience
  2. Software experience
  3. Current driver's license

This position requires the following with or without an accommodation; sitting, seeing, hearing, and utilization of a computer and office equipment. The working environment consists of indoor and climate-controlled settings.

This position description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position. The duties and responsibilities of this position may change without notice.

Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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