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Procurement Agent

Job Title
Procurement Agent
Job ID
St. Louis,  MO 63102
Other Location
Position Summary:
Lawrence Group, a building design, development, and project delivery firm headquartered in St. Louis, is seeking a procurement agentWith 150+ employees, Lawrence Group offers architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, graphic design, planning, construction management and real estate development services to senior living, housing, hospitality and healthcare clients.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in delivering FF&E projects from concept to completion, including procurement of FF&E, tracking FF&E costs, coordination of delivery, installation and punch listing.

This position will adhere to Lawrence Group’s core values:
  1. Legendary Customer Service
  2. Inspiring Individual Growth & Creativity
  3. Growing Great Relationships in All Directions
  4. Having Fun and Celebrating Mutual Success
  5. The Business of the Built Environment
Position responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work with leadership to develop proposals for procurement opportunities
  • Work with project managers to support the entire FF&E process, with varying scope by project
  • Lead conceptualization and preparation of project specific FF&E budgets and schedules 
  • Management of quotes and bids from vendors for specified FF&E items and incorporation into various project budgets
  • Understanding, organization and dissemination of contract specifications for bidding and purchase order issuance
  • Verification of product availability, shipping, delivery and order correctness
  • Facilitate negotiating pricing and lead times
  • Maintain and update payment schedules and overall project schedules
  • Facilitate resolution of vendor issues of quality and timing of delivery 
  • Manage communications with freight & logistics companies, ensuring timely delivery and resolving outstanding issues
  • Communication and coordination of installation with receiving warehouse, installer, designer, developer and constructor
  • Facilitate punch listing, repair of damages, etc.
  • Assist in continuous budget tracking from project initiation to close-out
  • Job cost budgeting, tracking, and reporting from project initiation to close-out
  • Review and process invoices 
  • Support design team with current/working knowledge of applicable resources, vendors and manufacturers, pricing schedules, freight and delivery terms and product leads times
  • Assist in maintaining third party relationships
  • Assist designer/PM with client communication throughout entire FFE process
Professional Skills/Knowledge
  1. 5+ years’ experience in Commercial Furniture (Contract Furnishings)      
  2. Quickbooks                                                                                        
  3. Microsoft Office & Excel
  4. SpecSources or similar specification software
  5. Understanding of contract documentation
  6. Effective verbal communication skills, including negotiation
  7. Equal parts creative, and strategic with an accounting mindset
  8. Strong conflict resolution skillset
Reporting Relationship: Director of Interiors

Lawrence Group Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

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