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MacDonald-Miller Buyer in Seattle, Washington

At MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions (“MacMiller”) we make buildings work better (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgRR2NNfNKQ) . As the Northwest’s leading mechanical contracting firm, we design, deliver and service HVAC, plumbing and automation system solutions for commercial buildings. With our 1000 employees across 10 offices – there is a breadth and variety of work to keep you engaged and inspired.

We enjoy a well-respected history of exceeding our customers’ expectations and executing with distinction (http://macmiller.com/projects/) . Our clients trust their toughest projects with our integrated teams, including:

  • New construction – Engineering, fabrication and install of mechanical systems for new projects following lean construction practices

  • Special projects – Retrofits and mechanical repairs for existing buildings for new efficiencies

  • Service - scheduled preventative maintenance ensuring tenant comfort, and 24/7 emergency response

  • Building performance – Control systems, fault detection, energy services and remote monitoring

People love to work at MacDonald-Miller, and it’s because we all share the same Core Culture Values: (https://macmiller.com/mm-culture-values/)

  • Collaboration – Diverse players, one team, a common vision. Collaboration is our foundation and critical to the success of the company. Every team member is valued and brings a diversity of strengths to help us meet our common vision.

  • Dedication (https://macmiller.com/sno-king-ice-arena/) – We are dedicated to personal and professional excellence. We execute with distinction by doing the right thing and following through on our commitments.

  • Safety (https://macmiller.com/djc-oregon-hard-hat-safety-awards/) – Everyone deserves a safe workplace. Safety is more than hardhats and boots, it’s an attitude and the environment we create. Every day, everyone goes home to their families.

  • Community (https://macmiller.com/washingtons-best-workplaces/) – We are proud to be part of MacDonald-Miller. We actively seek to build relationships and know each other as individuals. Together we create an environment that is welcoming, caring, and trusting.

  • Innovation (https://macmiller.com/425-business-magazine-mlab-feature/) – We are committed to continuous, creative problem solving (https://macmiller.com/multi-trade-rack-innovation/) . Innovation is how we stay an industry leader. We always strive to challenge and better ourselves.

  • Fun! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZx6e6RcArg) – Take the work seriously, but never taking ourselves too seriously. It’s possible to be both serious professionals and good-natured people you enjoy working with. We strive to be both.


Buyer: This is where you come in.

We’re looking for a Buyer to procure commodities, materials, equipment and services to ensure that the company’s operational needs are met, in addition to price, quality and delivery requirements. This requires strong communication skills to understand the needs of the business, clarify expectations with internal business partners and suppliers to sustain continuity of the supply chain. In return for achieving aggressive goals, you’ll get rewarded with more to own, a ton of growth opportunities, and more freedom than you’ve probably ever had.

Top deliverables in the first year to be a hero:

  • Collaboration – working with internal partners to ensure business needs are achieved in partnership with our suppliers.

  • Buying approach / product knowledge – Pursue the best value procurement solutions for MMFS, and continuously expand your professional knowledge of the industry.

  • Execute with distinction – invest in the teams’ best practices and pursue targeted goals.

  • Support the mentorship and training of Associate Buyer and Coordinators

The Buyer role reports to Scott McGraw (https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-mcgraw-12b1872b/) - Director of Procurement on a collaborative team working on a variety of projects and initiatives to support our growing business. This highly visible role interacts with all levels and functions within the organization.

Your Background: What kind of person will thrive in this role?

You should have…

  • A track record of delivering best value procurement solutions through purchasing or supply chain management, minimum 5 years' experience required.

  • Expertise leveraging in depth knowledge of MEP industry, specifically equipment, parts, materials, and specialties.

  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Construction Management, or direct construction industry experience is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Great Plains and/or PowerBI is a huge plus!

And everyone you work with should describe you as…

  • An innovative thinker with a strategic mindset

  • A team player, focused on building collaborative working relationships

  • Driven to achieve goals

And you should be motivated by…

  • A highly collaborative, cross functional environment

  • Empowering yourself to learn how to do something. If you need a ton of handholding or a micro-manager boss, this is not the place for you

  • Working in a lean, results-oriented environment, where you’ll be expected to do more, take on more, and achieve more every year

  • Having fun in an environment high on transparency, open to innovative new approaches with a supportive family feel


Compensation: $60,000-$80,000 annually

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions presently provides employee coverage for:

  • Medical, dental, and vision for employees (coverage available for dependents for shared premium).

  • 401k retirement plan including Company matching.

  • Vacation and Sick Compensation (PTO), and Holiday Pay!

  • Disability income protection including short-term and long-term disability.

  • Employee and dependent life insurance.

  • Wellness Program.

  • Employee Assistance Program.

Where you will work

Our Seattle HQ office (17930 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188) has easy access to the SeaTac International Airport, ample secured parking, and newly renovated office facilities - not to mention great views! Neighborhood amenities include an onsite deli, restaurants, and convenient freeway/airport access

Interested in learning more?

If you’re ready for an adventure and are interested in being considered for this role, click apply to start the conversation!

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.