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Posted: Thursday, November 2, 2017 10:09 AM


Purchasing Manager
Destination Homes
Layton, UT 84041
Job Description
JOB SUMMARY: The Purchasing Manager or Director is responsible for the daily operations of the Purchasing Department and activities geared toward profitability and efficiency as well as working with the Operations team to insure schedule and quality compliance by the Trades. This role implements department policy and facilitates the creation of action plans to achieve specific results. Responsible for the following purchasing processes: vendor and trade partner negotiations, direct cost reductions, budget reporting, and management of direct reports.
Purchasing Strategy
Implement purchasing policy for the department and design action plans to achieve desired results
Assist with establishing purchasing goals that support the business plan
Identify improvement areas. Will recommend process improvements, and implement final solutions
Builds strong relationships with internal departments.
Directs Cost Reduction
Maintains and reviews monthly direct cost budgets.
Ensures that all necessary rebate data is compiled and submitted.
Works with design team to value engineer product offerings.
Work with other managers to ensure all take-offs are performed correctly.
Work with Purchasing Team to identify problem areas with take-offs and develop solutions.
Contract Administration/ Negotiations:
Recruit and qualify larger vendor and trade base to meet company objectives.
Analyze trade and material proposals and negotiates all contracts to meet or exceed target margins.
Establish direct cost benchmarks for all existing and future product series.
Generate periodic market analysis to benchmark labor and material costs for optimization.
Oversee the recruitment and qualification of a larger vendor and trade base to meet company objectives.
Review bid analyses for 'best in class' vendor and trade selection.
Maintain and update Scopes of Work for reference.
Work in conjunction with Purchasing/Estimating Team to maintain all vendor/ trade contracts.
Make sure that the trades understand their staffing and cycle time commitments to our schedules and Quality.
Vendor Partner Relations:
Facilitate NHQ Quality Assurance training with trades and supervises the results of the Bi-Annual Trade Survey
Support Construction staff in resolving vendor and trade issues.
Resolve elevated and/or challenging trade and vendor related issues in a timely manner.
Communication & Reporting:
Supervise trade and material budgets monthly and provide new budgets to senior management.
Assist in generating projected direct costs for future communities to VP of Operations.
Ensure direct and option costs are completed for projected new communities.
Reviews daily reports and provides status information to upper management.
Conducts thorough analysis of standard reports to identify discrepancies and improvement areas.
Oversee a staff of purchasing/estimating professionals.
Create a positive, motivating, challenging and harmonious work environment to promote productivity.
Build strong relationships with internal departments.
Work with VP Operations to conduct interviews and makes hiring decisions.
Work with VP Operations to evaluate employee performance, provide continual feedback, ensure completion of training.
Recommend and participate in development plans and corrective actions when needed.
Four-Year College Degree is highly preferred
Prior Construction/Purchasing/Estimating experience is preferred.
7+ years of proven purchasing experience in residential homebuilding.
10+ years of proven purchasing experience in residential homebuilding.
Demonstrated leader within residential homebuilding industry or related industry.
Demonstrated/ proven strong experience in handling major trades is a must.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Understands market and industry trends.
Demonstrated leadership capabilities including motivating teams, employee development, and being results oriented.
Ability to connect with people, and develop and maintain professional relationships.
Action oriented, with the drive to push sales to successful closure.
Proven ability of being customer centric by seeking solutions from the customer's perspective.
Strong verbal & written communication, with the ability to take complex concepts and communicate accurately and persuasively.
Proven ability to lead and execute effective training sessions or conduct strong oral presentations.
Strong ability to work within a team-setting, inclusive of other's ideas, and a willingness to cooperate.
Makes quick and accurate decisions based heavily on facts, data and/or metrics.
Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Builder MT and Onscreen experience a plus!
Work Requirements
Work a minimum of 8-hour days with flexibility for additional work hours when necessary.
Conduct business in a professional and ethical manner to trade partners, and coworkers to reinforce goodwill and profitability for the company

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