Purchasing and Procurement Manager

Manage significant pre-construction activities necessary to support the delivery of a high annual volume of new single-family and multifamily homes.  Lead staff of 2-4.  Organize and input information into company software programs and create management reports.  Interact with internal and external contacts to coordinate construction activities.

Essential Duties:

  • Review new building plans for architectural and structural consistency
  • Bid, evaluate, negotiate, and recommend awarding of subcontract agreements for vertical construction of single family and multifamily homes
  • Review subcontract agreements for accuracy
  • Complete takeoff calculations for lumber, interior trim, doors, windows, and other interior materials
  • Lead and manage staff of two to four production coordinators; train staff in construction techniques and materials and takeoff procedures
  • Oversee all purchasing activities
  • Interview and vet new trade partners
  • Develop and maintain cost reports for large land development projects and activities
  • Develop and maintain unit cost forecasts and reports for single family and multifamily residential projects
  • Lead company value engineering process for residential products
  • Create projects and jobs in corporate reporting software
  • Monitor product availability and expediently procure replacements for discontinued items
  • Negotiate and manage rebates with material suppliers
  • Oversee all purchasing, within contract limits
  • Prepare quarterly bonus reports for construction staff
  • Define and refine scopes of work for subcontract agreements
  • Assist project managers with architectural and structural plan clarifications and questions
  • Assist project managers with building code requirements and interpretation
  • Counsel non-performing trade partners, up to and including termination when necessary
  • Revise original construction schedules in Company software
  • Monitor construction schedules monthly to determine annual production capabilities
  • Research new products to improve efficiency and/or construction standards.
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Impeccable integrity, drive, positive attitude, and a proven ability to work across departments and teams
  • High School Diploma or GED required, college education preferred
  • Ability to read, interpret, and communicate architectural and structural plan details for attached and detached residential units
  • Ability to use multifaceted software applications. Experience with Newstar or similar system preferred
  • Ability and experience to lead and supervise staff
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (primarily Outlook, Excel, and Word) required
  • Experience with construction planning and scheduling preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills

Physical Requirements: (The physical requirements are those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)

  • Must be able to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.

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