Position Summary: Lawrence Group, a building design, development, and project delivery firm headquartered in St. Louis, is seeking a procurement agent. With 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:
Legendary Customer Service
Inspiring Individual Growth & Creativity
Growing Great Relationships in All Directions
Having Fun and Celebrating Mutual Success
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
5+ years’ experience in Commercial Furniture (Contract Furnishings)
Microsoft Office & Excel
SpecSources or similar specification software
Understanding of contract documentation
Effective verbal communication skills, including negotiation
Equal parts creative, and strategic with an accounting mindset
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.