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Purchasing Agent

Pahlisch Homes

  • Washington, Richland
  • Permanent

Purchasing Agent

Full Time

The Purchasing Agent takes the lead in the region with trade/vendor evaluations, pricing spreadsheets and contracts.


  • Intentional in providing accurate data
  • Innovative spirit to question variances and make recommendations for improvement
  • Servant’s heart towards internal customers


  • Solution-Focused:  Solutions-focused people don’t let workplace problems stop their progress. They remain focused on finding the best possible solution to resolve the problem so that quality work can continue.
  • Taking Responsibility:  Completing tasks without being prompted; working constructively with others to complete projects; and exercising initiative beyond just the scope of a job description.
  • Positive Energy:  Engaging with coworkers in cheerful, respectful, polite manner; contributing constructively to conversations and team meetings and avoiding behaviors that drain energy from others.
  • Leadership:  Influencing others in a way that moves the team forward; being constructive in a way that helps the team to reach goals.  Regardless of having a leadership title, employees who demonstrate leadership competency actively participate in discussions, ask questions, listen to others, and help build consensus on a team.
  • Team Accountability:  Understanding the interdependency of the workplace and acknowledging that individual work impacts the work of the team and the work of the overall organization.  An accountable team member will ensure their own work is done in a timely and effective manner to contribute to the success of their own team and the Company.
  • Collaboration:  Working cooperatively with others to deliver positive results; sharing helpful information and resources in a timely manner, accommodating others’ needs, and asking for help when needed to meet deadlines and commitments.
  • Communication:  The ability to interact and exchange information effectively with others; keeping stakeholders informed of important information in a timely manner and engaging in meaningful dialogue that results in greater clarity.
  • Problem-Solving/Critical Thinking:  The ability to analyze workplace problems, come up with creative solutions, and then to test and effectively implement the solutions within the scope of responsibility. 
  • Customer Responsiveness:  Identifies internal and external customers, develops an understanding of their needs, builds trust with them, and always seeks to enhance the customer experience.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Schedule & coordinate meetings with Trade Partners
  • Explain Pahlisch Homes policies to and maintain relationships with Trade Partners
  • Collect data for price comparisons
  • Assist with bidding new house plans
  • Assist with regional rebate submittal requests
  • Maintain & update purchasing files
  • Create & manage Excel spreadsheets, file estimates & trade contracts
  • Assist Purchasing Coordinator with Payment discrepancy research
  • Regional insurance updates
  • Assist Purchasing Team with other miscellaneous items


  • 5 years of successful purchasing experience
  • Technical construction knowledge to understand the home building process and terminology is helpful but not required. 
  • MS Office Skills with proficiency in Excel required. Knowledge of Builder MT preferred.

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