• Purchasing Agent

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Responsible for entering into negotiations with suppliers by reviewing terms and conditions, contract formulation, and any supplier management conditions affecting the division.


    Position Responsibilities:

    • Complete estimates of costs and quantities of residential products using comparative and differential estimating techniques.
    • Performs analysis of Trade Partner data submissions and manages impact of commodity fluctuations
    • Maintain all applicable databases (Takeoffs, Newstar, etc.) used in developing the cost and quantity estimates
    • Complete necessary customer pricing requests
    • Communicate completed estimates to the construction personnel, trade subcontractors and vendors
    • Check and verify all completed estimates through field verifications and the prototype process, focusing on quantities
    • Provide accurate and timely local supplier contracting based on defined category selection criteria i.e., cost quality, productivity, service)
    • Manage supplier performance monitoring within the division (i.e., cost, quality, productivity, service)
    • Manage compliance to agreement, scopes, Etc.
    • Manage and execute contract agreements consistent with sourcing guidelines
    • Manage supplier relationships and assist in resolving issues and conflicts related to daily Trade Partner Activities
    • Collaborate with Construction to update and maintain building schedule in Newstar


    Required Experience:     (work related, tools/equipment, software, etc.)


    • Related Functional Experience: Minimum of 5 years
    • Business acumen including understanding the impact of purchasing costs on income statements, balance sheets, and cost structures
    • Purchasing and supply chain experience
    • Ability to negotiate in a cost transparent environment
    • Ability to develop and improve vendor partnership
    • Construction knowledge
    • Ability to work in continuous improvement environment


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