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Purchasing Manager

Company: Williams Homes
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Relocation assistance available Summary/Objective: Responsible for the estimating and purchasing of materials and hiring subcontractors to maintain a competitive edge on costs while meeting the company's standards of quality, reliability, and overall performance of subcontractors and suppliers. Essential Job Duties:

  • Prepare bid packages and send to subcontractors for bidding.
  • Analyze bids for accuracy/completeness and conformance to bid scopes and make subcontractor hiring recommendations based on cost, expertise of subcontractor, and work history.
  • Negotiate with subcontractors regarding master contracts, pricing, cost overruns, extras, or disputes in work scopes to obtain the best terms and costs.
  • Negotiate and prepare contracts, amendments, back charges, and all other purchasing related documentation with accuracy.
  • Research, source, and qualify new subcontractors.
  • Complete/verify take-offs and review architectural and site improvement plans to aid in value- engineering.
  • Research new materials and methods for construction of projects, aesthetics, and quality.
  • Work extensively with sales and marketing in determining product selections for projects.
  • Monitor and update master purchasing and budget schedules for all projects.
  • Research and maintain up to date knowledge of construction pricing and labor rates.
  • Implement purchasing policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Obtain written bids for all quotations including production, bid concessions, and model home discounts.
  • Update scope of work as needed, pricing, and specs.
  • Conduct budget reviews to ensure costs are tracking project guidelines.
  • Review spending variances and engage in pricing improvement.
  • Prepare and distribute all onsite bid sheets and packages, including latest architectural plans, consultant reports, cover letter with bid due date, standard trade requirements, list of options, specific trade requirements, and sequence sheet.
  • Manage and issue change orders from Project Managers.
  • Provide professional, helpful, and courteous interaction with all Trade Partners, Field Superintendents.
  • Participate In Value Engineering Meetings with Project Management and all applicable subcontractors during the due diligence period for a project.
  • Prepare preliminary product specifications for new projects to meet specified spec level and pro forma budget considerations.
  • Coordinate with operations in the preparation of on-site budgets in a timely manner per the Purchasing Schedule.
  • Initiate and coordinate the bidding process with minimum of three competitively priced subcontractors.
  • Work with the design and sales team to ensure that homeowner options, specification changes, and pricing are accurate.
  • Actively oversee and maintain a comprehensive rebate program for all building materials including model and government rebates.
  • Manage the purchasing department workflow and support personnel to expedite the processing and execution of contracts. PM22Requirements:
    Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • High School Diploma required. Associates or Bachelor's in Business or similarly related major, preferred.
    • 3 - 5 years purchasing in new home production.
    • Strong knowledge of and experience with general contract terms and conditions.
    • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; Newstar knowledge a plus. DISCLAIMER: Please note this job description is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Employee may be asked to perform other duties as assigned. Williams Homes is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Williams Homes, Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search/recruiting firms for this position. Please, no phone calls or emails. All submissions by search/recruiting firms to any employee at Williams Homes whether via email, Internet, phone call, or any form and/or method without a valid written agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Williams Homes. No fees will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Williams Homes as a result of the referral. PI184639522

Keywords: Williams Homes, San Luis Obispo , Purchasing Manager, Executive , San Luis Obispo, California

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