Purchasing Associate

July 16, 2019

California Drywall is currently seeking Purchasing Associate.

The Purchasing Associate works closely with the purchasing team and manager to procure construction materials and equipment from suppliers at the best price possible. Will work with Estimators and Project Managers on purchasing issues and serve as a liaison between field and other personnel and suppliers.


  • Support estimating department by contacting suppliers for pricing of construction materials and equipment in the preparation of budgets and bids.
  • Solicit quotations using Quick Bid eQuote.
  • Assist in negotiating supplier pricing.
  • Review and analyze quotations and present findings to estimating team with emphasis on best economic value and defined company procurement objectives.
  • Research new materials for design and cost savings.
  • Assist in the evaluation of existing and future suppliers for reliability and ability to perform, to promote a competitive atmosphere and ensure adequate resources for all projects.
  • Maintain sub/supplier information on company online management systems.
  • Establish professional relationships internally and externally.


To be eligible to perform this job, an individual must possess the following:

  • Experience with Quick Bid eQuote.
  • High School Graduate.
  • Three (3) years in construction, much of which has been in purchasing with a commercial subcontractor, ideally a metal stud framing/drywall firm.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with suppliers and clients.
  • Excellent problem solving abilities and experience with complex transactions with little supervision
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Excellent time management.

The ideal candidate will be personable, professional, be detail oriented and comfortable communicating and negotiating with suppliers.


This is an opportunity with growth potential. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including medical, dental, 401K, bonus, continuing education reimbursement.


Founded in 1946, California Drywall is a full-service specialty contractor. Our projects include some of the highest profile in the region and can exceed $80 million. We were ranked the 5th largest wall and ceiling contractor in the United States in 2017 by Engineering News Record Magazine (ENR).

California Drywall is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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