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Purchasing Agent - VarcoMac

Odenton, MD, USA Req #738
Monday, January 23, 2023
VarcoMac, a Legence company

VarcoMac is a leading provider of electrical & power services in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our culture is open, collaborative, innovative and fun– all reflected in recognition of VarcoMac as a ‘#1 Best Place to Work’ on multiple occasions. We foster a work environment that encourages and rewards creative thinking. Our employees are passionate about their work and genuinely love what they do. With diverse areas of expertise, VarcoMac is the ideal place to build your career and develop skills in project management, entrepreneurship, leadership, and life.

Position: Purchasing Agent/Purchasing Assistant (Full-Time)

VarcoMac is seeking a talented individual for the position of Purchasing Agent or Purchasing Assistant to join our purchasing team. The potential candidates for this position are detail oriented with a high level of understanding in the commercial electrical industry. Candidates must be very well organized with the ability to manage competing priorities while maintaining a high output in a fast paced environment. This position will report to the Purchasing Manager and become part of a successful electrical organization with the opportunity for growth as we expand our footprint in the Washington DC and Baltimore Markets.

Daily responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Receive and take email orders for materials, equipment, and tools for service and construction projects.
  • Shopping of material requisitions for best price and availability through the company’s vendor network.
  • Evaluate quotes for best value and terms.
  • Negotiate terms of purchase orders.
  • Process purchase orders through the company accounting system and vendors.
  • Process order acknowledgements and arrange deliveries to site personnel.
  • Maintain procurement records.
  • Expediting of critical orders through vendor relationships and outside resources.
  • Maintain vendor relationships.
  • Assist Accounts Payable department with invoicing and purchase order issues.
  • Fleet management assistance and coordination.
  • Assist in office maintenance.
  • Shipping & Receiving for the Odenton Office.


  • Knowledge of the commercial, industrial, and governmental electrical markets.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically excel, exchange, word.
  • Knowledgeable of enterprise accounting systems.
  • Proficient in procurement best practices and procedures.
  • Logistics background a plus.
  • Fleet management a plus.
  • Highly functional and comfortable in a fast paced environment.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • In-Office position – hybrid not applicable.
  • Work hours are 7am-4pm with 1hr lunch break Mon-Fri – available by phone during off hours.

Education and Experience:

  • 2yrs college or associates degree in general education
  • Or 2yrs experience in a similar role.
  • Proficient in basic office software; Outlook, Excel, Word
Unable to provide sponsorship for this position.

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Health and Welfare Benefits
  • Health and Welfare
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription drug
  • Employee assistance program
Personal Benefits
  • Paid vacation
  • Company-paid holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Jury duty
Financial Benefits
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Company-paid long-term disability insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Life insurance
About Legence
Legence, a Blackstone portfolio company, is an Energy Transition Accelerator™ that provides advisory services and implementation focused on financing, designing, building, and servicing complex systems in mission-critical and high performance facilities. With five decades of expertise in the built environment, Legence has a proven track record of reducing carbon emissions, implementing renewables, lowering utility costs through efficiency consumption, and making systems run better at unmatched speed and scale. To learn more about Legence and its services, visit https://www.wearelegence.com/.

Contingent Employment Statement
Offers of employment for this role may be contingent upon successfully passing a background check and/or drug screen. Execution of screens will vary based on role requirements and Company policy. All background checks and drug screens will be done in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local law.
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Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education High School
Location on Google Maps
  • Odenton, MD, USA