Senior Purchasing Agent

Island Exterior Fabricators - Calverton, NY3.0

Full-timeEstimated: $83,000 - $100,000 a year

Island Exterior Fabricators is a multi-functional company at the intersection of architecture, engineering, manufacturing and construction. Our firm is focused on developing solutions for architects with unique requirements for building envelopes, whether it be exceptional performance, geometric complexity, aggressive scheduling, or cost. This is achieved through working with architects and contractors to develop custom solutions that utilize Island’s large scale, panelized, prefabricated products. All of Island's façade solutions are designed, engineered, and fabricated in-house and on-site. Island continues to work specifically on the most challenging of projects. We have worked on the design and delivery of some of the northeast region’s most iconic buildings for the world’s most notable architects.

Island is seeking a Senior Purchasing Agent to manage all specialty product buys. This position is based out of Company Headquarters in Calverton, Long Island, NY.

Position Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Handle all specialty buys including, but not limited to, glass, aluminum and gaskets
  • Solid knowledge of specific materials and suppliers – glazing IGU, glazing coatings, aluminum extrusions, architectural windows, various metal panel finishes including aluminum and stainless steel, brick, terracotta, and ACM
  • Preparation of bid packages
  • Prepare and administer purchase orders
  • Daily interaction with external suppliers for procurement of construction/fabrication goods and services
  • Analyze and evaluate proposals
  • Perform price analysis
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships
  • Use cost evaluations for development of pre-negotiation strategies
  • Lead negotiations, agreement terms, PO documentation, and invoice reconciliation
  • Negotiate and coordinate additions, deletions, or modifications to purchase agreements
  • Negotiate term supply contracts, agreements and RFP’s
  • Working knowledge of standard contract types
  • Ensure continuous flow of materials to support production requirements in the most efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Work closely with senior management, production, engineering and suppliers to establish business building relationships

Position Requirements

  • Prior purchasing experience with specialty items (glass, aluminum, gaskets)
  • Prior purchasing experience in façade, curtainwall, building enclosure industry (preferred)
  • Detail and teamwork oriented with demonstrated organizational skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated, demonstrated sense of urgency, ownership of tasks
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Island offers a competitive salary and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, FSA, life and voluntary life insurance, and 401(k). Please explore what we’re all about at We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. M/F/D/V

Job Type: Full-time


  • Purchasing: 5 years (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)