Purchasing Manager

Tri Pointe Homes
Potomac, MD
Oct 26, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Full Time
Are you interested in joining a company culture where accountability, top performance, and teamwork are valued and rewarded? Tri Pointe Homes DC Metro division is looking for an innovative and energetic individual to join our talented group as a Purchasing Manager. Position Highlights: Manages the divisional department that handles horizontal and/or vertical bid preparation, negotiation, and award of material and labor contracts in offsite development and/or home construction. Responsible for all aspects of the purchasing and cost estimating functions from product development through construction. Duties include maintaining auditable records, variance research, managing direct reports and fostering positive trade partner relationships. Position Responsibilities: * Recruit, hire, evaluate, train, develop and retain a productive and highly engaged purchasing department team members. * Develop positive, teamwork, and achievement-oriented work culture within purchasing team and between departments. * Ensure option requests and change orders are accurate and processed appropriately within the department, within the scope of company guidelines. * Engage in product development and value engineering meetings/initiatives with internal and external partners to ensure cost-effective standard and upgrade options are selected by community, and continually evaluated for improvements. Keep up with industry trends and researches new ideas while being mindful of the end-user - the homebuyer. * Work collaboratively with land development, the design studio, options, sales, construction, customer care, trade partners, and other team members regarding community standards and option issues that arise. * Interface with the land development team, civil engineers, architects, and structural engineers on product development and innovation with a strong understanding of building science and proper design for strong weather envelope assemblies. * Manage cut-off dates by the community, by phase for all option stages as trench dates are finalized. * Model and reinforce actions consistent with the Company's values, vision, and culture and display core competencies listed on the following page(s). * Understand and coach team members about purchasing and construction best practices, as well as how to read/evaluate blueprints, and building codes to ensure proper contracting of trades. * Follow company expectations and policies on bidding processes, trade partner/vendor selection, business partner relations and national accounts. Ensure understanding and compliance with company policies and internal control procedures. * Develop and manage effective purchasing (bidding, negotiating, contracting) processes and systems to ensure cost-effective and timely contracting of trade partners, while preserving high construction quality standards. * Oversee, manage, and timely participate in bidding process per timelines established by Senior Management and provide thorough evaluations and comparisons of all bids. * Negotiate and resolve contract changes/issues and price change requests, including effective and good through dates. Communicate product and pricing changes to Construction, Sales, Customer Care, Design Studio and other team members as appropriate. * Understand and train team on how to calculate appropriate take-offs, unit costs, unbundle items/costs and estimating skills. * Lead value engineering efforts, collaboratively with land development team, engineers, and key members of management within brand/division, to identify areas for cost improvement while maintaining the balance of quality and design aesthetics. * Evaluate and implement best practices to gain efficiency and accuracy and champion new, innovative products and processes for consideration and implementation. * Work collaboratively with Design Studio team and/or other members of management to select standard features and options for all communities (with brand/division leadership approval) and collaborate with Purchasing, Options, Sales and Marketing (as applicable) to maintain, evaluate and continually improve these features. * Anticipate material and labor sourcing constraints and continually source relationships with trades and suppliers within and outside the local market and/or at the national level. * Ensure clear understanding regarding Scopes of Work with all trade partners and vendors. * Utilizing buyer satisfaction survey and other available metrics, oversee and collaboratively evaluate trade partner/vendor performance with construction/operations, customer care, and sales team members to continually improve trade partner performance; ensures adherence to scopes of work, helps with workload balancing and market issues - to ultimately achieve quality, safety, job completion & cost containment goals. * Understand, support, and maintain National Contract programs at the local level, with manufacturers and vendors for each product, collaboratively working with home office team members. * Establish service level requirements and performance/quality evaluation criteria for building products, trade partners, vendors and material suppliers. * Manage all aspects of the Company's purchasing databases (including E-One and other information systems). * Understand the contracting process and associated local, state, federal, and other regulations; contract law. * Interpret documents such as blueprints, scopes of work, company/department policies, contracts, bid proposals, pricing and legal documents. * Seek out and evaluate new qualified subcontractors to improve trade depth. * Anticipate cost increases, decreases, risk of loss of trades, changes in material availability, commodity trends, and the effect that these factors have on any aspect of horizontal and/or vertical construction. Ensure that these factors/potential trends are communicated at the brand/division and home office/national level. * Establish budgets through accurate and detailed estimating of construction plans/drawings. Accurately interpret architectural plans for options and engages in the review/red-lining of all new plans prior to bidding. * Perform cost comparisons and analyses as needed to support Land Acquisition/Due Diligence. * Help enhance option revenue opportunities through proper execution and education with the Design Studio and options team members utilizing financial and capture rate metrics. * Manage budget revisions for all plan changes (frame walks, specification changes, field redline changes, added options, etc.). * Review spending variances and engages in cost-saving/improvement efforts. * Create, compile, and maintain an organized/accurate cost database. Continually update budgets to reflect current costs through regular reporting. * Ensure accuracy of invoices before submitted to the accounting department for payment. Position Qualifications: * BA/BS Degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. * A minimum of 3 years of homebuilding purchasing experience preferred. * Previous leadership experience required. * Strong PC computer skills required, with a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Outlook), Adobe Pro and internet-based programs such as Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Prior experience with Corrigo, Enterprise-One/JD Edwards, ShareFile, DocuSign, Envision and Hyphen Solutions preferred. At Tri Pointe Homes, we are intentional about fostering an environment where you, and all individuals, are encouraged to be their authentic selves. We embrace individuality and strive to be consciously inclusive of different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in every aspect of our business. We believe our company's strength relies on the diversity of the team and the unique, innovative ideas everyone contributes. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means we make employment decisions based on merit and qualifications and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to apply for an open position or to participate in an interview, please let us know. #L1-km1 This position is located at 12435 Park Potomac Avenue, Suite 601, Potomac, MD. View the Google Map in full screen.

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