Purchasing Agent-Multifamily

Purchasing Columbus, Ohio


Come join our team as a Purchasing Agent!

The Multifamily Purchasing Agent is critical to achieving cost, capacity, competency, and cultural alignment standards for all internal and external suppliers while adhering to established supply chain principles and strategies.



  • Autonomously ensure that all purchase orders are generated and distributed per established guidelines in an effort to achieve no backordered items
  • Effectively manage backorder issues when they arise in order to fulfill production schedules with minimal labor variances and return trips due to product shortages
  • Clearly communicate with vendors, production, and Purchasing on potential product shortages
  • Correctly track and report supplier service level agreements
  • Expertly ensure 100% fill on all expedited orders and all job site deliveries filled on schedule when agreed upon lead times are met
  • Responsibly assist in inventory processes as assigned
  • Systematically set up pea gravel and concrete vendors in new markets as needed
  • Conscientiously supports and coordinates initial project pricing with pre-start coordinators
  • Independently identify and implement new methods and materials that achieve cost savings without sacrificing quality or negatively impacting piece rate structure and assist in the delivery of supply sources that deliver a compelling value
  • Analytically compare costs and negotiate with potential suppliers within standard practices to achieve the best case scenarios for the company
  • Thoroughly complete accurate rollouts of new materials or suppliers and maintain master material pricing and quote databases
  • Precisely check for accurate quantities and prices against purchase orders
  • Precisely track key material defects and work with purchasing to address issues with suppliers and manufacturers
  • Efficiently facilitate and communicate returns with the warehouse and vendors regarding damages, warranties, and returns to receive credit for damaged or defective materials
  • Proactively develop relationships and negotiate prices with vendors for various equipment rentals
  • Accurately set up delivery and return schedules for rented equipment
  • Independently coordinate movement of company equipment for repairs and maintenance


  • Clear, effective communications skills – both written and verbal
  • Proactive development of successful vendor relationships and negotiation navigations
  • Aptitude for critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Preference for accuracy, attention to detail, and organization
  • Basic mathematical ability including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Ability to use Great Plains; past experience a plus
  • Proficient in using basic office equipment
  • Mastery of entire Microsoft Suite plus Internet and email
  • A high school diploma or GED is required, Associate or Bachelor degree preferred
  • 4 years of purchasing experience

SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday



  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short- & long-term disability
  • Accrued PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • 401(K)
  • Profit sharing


It’s time to join the team at R.T. Moore, a mid-size mechanical contractor company where you are more than a number. Here everyone is treated with respect, and leadership cares about you as a person and listens to your input. Plus enjoy a steady Monday-Friday schedule, with no nights or weekends! Ready to get Moore? Check us out at www.rtmoore.com to join one of the largest mechanical contractors in the nation!


R.T. Moore is an Equal Opportunity Employer