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Junior Procurement Agent

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Date: Nov 29, 2022

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 76692 

Job Category: Campus; Engineering; Procurement 

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Our Project Delivery Group (PDG) helps clients with world-class project delivery from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies through our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.


Junior Procurement Agent


The Junior Procurement Agent is involved in the project from the initiation phase until the closing of the Purchase Order or Contract. The Jr. Procurement participates in purchasing, expediting, contracts formation, and contracts administration activities. In summary, the Jr. Procurement Agent is responsible for managing the bidders’ selection, bidding process, evaluation and recommendation, as well as the award and post-award process, thereby maximizing efficiencies and minimizing risk related to financial and schedule performance.

  • Custodian of all pre-award purchasing/contracting activities related to the purchase of project materials/equipment and services (including engineered, standard [commercial off-the-shelf] and bulk items, construction, consultants, etc.). Duties include clarifying/negotiating the commercial terms and conditions, proper Incoterms, payment terms/milestones relating to purchase orders and contracts as well as preparing and issuing the purchase order or contract for execution.
  • Expedites all post-award activities including vendor data, fabrication, verification of progress payments, and coordination of vendor quality surveillance, logistics, and delivery to site.
  • Custodian of all post-award contracting activities including contractual scope compliance, cost control, schedule compliance, invoice auditing and recommendation for payment.


Key Responsibilities

  • Liaison with Package Coordinator to obtain and verify technical specifications, with the Planner to verify lead times and delivery dates and with Logistics to assure cost effective and practical Incoterms
  • Preparation of Commercial Bid documents (including contractual terms and conditions, delivery requirements, quality/inspection requirements and other documents related to the scope of supply, etc.), and issuing of Bid Documents to Bidders from an approved Bidder’s List
  • Managing the prequalification and selection of bidders
  • Prepare and issue Bidders List and coordinate approval process
  • Supervise and maintain the confidentiality and integrity of the bid process. Log bid questions and responses and issue addenda as required. Purchasing Agent must be the ONLY point of contact during the bid process from RFQ until award. All queries must go through procurement
  • Coordinate technical evaluations and conduct commercial evaluations, use of proper Incoterms, payment terms/milestones including clarifications and/or negotiations
  • Review vendor comments of General terms and conditions and incorporate Special terms and conditions, as required
  • Responsible to meet schedule milestones for Bid-Evaluate-Award cycles
  • Expediting
  • Post-Award contract administration


Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelors Degree, Business or Technical preferred
  • Willingness to travel and work onsite (including remote locations)
  • Organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability to new environments
  • Willingness to learn and apply new skills
  • Diligent work ethic
  • Business ethics
  • 1-5 years’ experience in business or technical field is Preferred

**You MUST upload a copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) to be consider for this position


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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