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Technical Purchasing Associate

Direct Report: Senior Federal Accounts Manager

Department: Business Development/Sales

The following is an overview of your primary role as the Technical Purchasing Associate. You are a key member of the Sales Team and an integral part of the success of our team. You will support the overall success and growth of departments quarterly/annual sale goals. You are the primary C3EL point of contact responsible for managing all vendor/manufacturer/supplier accounts, relationships, and strategic product/material pricing. You will maintain and expand relationships with strategically important vendors and assigned customers. Additionally, you will work with other sales team members to support pricing materials on C3EL proposal efforts and maintain all C3EL vendor materials pricing to include ensuring the D-Tools product catalog is up to date. Another primary focus will be the negotiation of more competitive pricing and strategies with existing and new suppliers. Travel may be required in your role up to 25% to attend meetings, conferences, seminars, site surveys, etc.


Your role will require you to collaborate across departments. Your role will require you to closely collaborate and communication with the Engineering, Accounting, and Operations teams. (Details are outlined in more detail below.)

Outlined Responsibilities:

Product/Materials Pricing

  • D-Tools - Directly responsible for the management of the D-Tools Catalog and Materials pricing

  • Product Pricing - Works with other Account Managers and Sales Engineers for product pricing strategies

  • Utilizes product expertise to research, and analyze pricing trends

  • Provides approved BOM to Accounting team for PO submissions

  • Maintain accurate records in project/quoting folders and database

  • Work with Purchasing Manager to ensure vendors quotes and pricing list match PO


Vendor Relations Management

  • Dealer Registration – Ensures all qualified deals are properly registered with the vendor/manufacturer

  • Negotiates with vendors to get more competitive and desired pricing on materials and terms

  • Seeks out new vendor and supplier relationships opportunities that would be beneficial and enhance the company capabilities

  • Creates/Maintains database of suppliers/manufacturers POCs

  • Oversees supplier compliance with quality standards and regulations

  • Establishes productive, professional relationships with key vendors/customers


Cross-department collaboration

  • Supports the engineering department on the creation of lists of materials, product selection, pricing, and support design reviews

  • Works with Purchasing Manager to support the submission of purchase orders for materials

  • Attends meetings with the Project Management Office (PMO) as required to support changeover and approval

  • Collaborates and supports the Logistics Manager and Purchasing Manager with vendor/manufacturer communication (as needed)



To Apply for this Position:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter that explains your interest in the position and your salary requirements.

Job Type:


Work authorization:

-United States (Required)

Work location:

-Tampa, Florida


-Travel requirements as needed


-Health insurance

-Dental insurance

-Vision insurance

-Retirement plan

-Paid time off

-Parental leave

Paid Training:

- Yes

Typical start time:


Typical end time:


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