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Residential Construction Purchasing Agent

Job Summary:

This position manages and administers purchasing functions within the assigned division.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare bid packages, collect pricing, negotiate contracts maintain scopes of work, vendor files and insurance records, administer contracts, control budgets, and facilitate payments
  • Full accountability for total floorplan brick and mortar costs and strategic supply chain activities within the division
  • Handles contracts for the purchase of material and labor, vendor loading/assignment, bi-directional service and quality
  • Proficiency in the operation and maintenance of the HMS system and contract management system on a day-to-day basis
  • Manage and maintain cost and price data for community specifications and standard option offerings
  • Key involvement in the Value Engineering Process
  • Approves Homebuilding Overage Reports as necessary
  • Supervise and direct other staff in the purchasing and estimating function as necessary
  • Mentor and train other personnel within the purchasing department and within the division
  • Coordinate to establish unit pricing and maintain a unit-price schedule for assigned vendors
  • Compiles, verifies, calculates and distributes hard cost items including costs for permits, driveways, public walks and lot programming in order to provide accurate housing budgets (area figures).
  • Oversee vendor training and new contractor orientations with Construction Area Manager
  • Accountable for all vendor rebate and incentive recognition in the division
  • Assist the Director of Purchasing with researching and implementing new products, construction processes and/or services
  • Ensures closed loop interdepartmental communication and issue resolution
  • Strategic departmental planning and structure
  • Learn JDE for system utilization
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


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