Meritage Homes Corporation

Regional Purchasing Vice President

Job ID
2017-4355
US-GA-Atlanta

Overview

From the homes we build to the careers we offer, we’re about doing things that actually make a difference in your life and the way you live. Meritage Homes is a thriving company that believes in building beautiful, incredibly innovative and energy-efficient homes people adore.

 

We were the first national top 10 homebuilder to have every home we build be 100% ENERGY STAR® certified. And with more than 100,000 homes built, our focus, since day one, has been to build incredible new homes and communities in prime locations for fantastic prices. But more than anything, we build energy-efficient homes and communities for people who appreciate a home being built the way it can, and should, be built. And for the staff at Meritage Homes that make this all possible, we believe in having the same standards of quality and reward that make for an enjoyable career. 

 

When joining Meritage Homes, you and your career can benefit in a number of ways, including:

  • An entrepreneurial work environment that encourages creativity and innovative ideas from every level
  • A competitive drive to be the best
  • Pride in delivering a quality product that benefits people and the environment, superior service, and exceptional value
  • Top-notch benefits
  • The opportunity to further your career in a growing national organization
  • Team atmosphere where every individual is considered a vital asset

 

 

Responsibilities

We are seeking our next VP of Region Purchasing; this role will sit in our regional Atlanta office.

 

Team Alignment and partnering:

  • Ensure all divisions are staffed to meet  current and future demands
  • Ensure the  purchasing, construction and customer service teams are aligned at each division
  • Ensure the purchasing and land teams work together to support future growth and control costs
  • Ensure each division is aligned with National contracts, initiatives and directives
  • Ensure job descriptions are updated and all team members understand them
  • Ensure all purchasing team members are properly trained and understand how their role improves profitability
  • Ensure there is consistency in purchasing processes and practices across the region
  • Ensure best practices are communicated at all levels within the organization
  • Ensure there is sufficient trade base to support growth, meet business plan expectations and drive cost-effectiveness
  • Ensure divisions take advantage of regional vendor partnerships to leverage region size
  • Ensure all vendors meet company guidelines for insurance and credit worthiness

Cost Management:

  • Ensure direct costs as a percent of revenue meet company guidelines
  • Ensure standard direct and option costs are contracted prior to community openings
  • Ensure sufficient bids are procured to meet costing expectations
  • Be aware of all region-wide community development timelines and provide support for value-engineering, bidding, costing and contracting procedures
  • Ensure all product is value-engineered with all major trades and engineers
  • Drive consistency across the region in specifications, option offerings, product usage and purchasing processes
  • Ensure all divisions have take-offs for lumber, drywall, roofing, concrete, exterior finishes, cabinets, windows and trim
  • Define key cost drivers and acceptable unit costs within the region and drive divisions to meet them
  • Use unit cost and take-off data to be the low cost producer in all markets
  • Ensure labor and material costs are separated for all major trades
  • Ensure all take-offs are correct in the system to minimize VPO usage
  • Ensure backlog expectations are communicated to all vendors in the region
  • Ensure all divisions maximize rebate collections

Operational  Efficiency:

  • Ensure all divisions meet audit requirements for purchasing.
  • Ensure all new product development meets timing guidelines for estimating, value-engineering, bidding, prototyping, and contracting.
  • Ensure there is consistency in regional architectural practices
  • Manage the regional plan library
  • Manage and optimize regional plan lines
  • Approve all plan changes after first build
  • Ensure option lists are optimized and non-value-added options are eliminated
  • Ensure scopes of work are checked and updated twice a year
  • Ensure all scopes of work are enforced in the field
  • Ensure community  specification levels meet strategic ops guidelines
  • Ensure all purchasing functions are aligned with company policies
  • Conduct Semi-annual field audits for quality and  home performance  
  • Complete semi-annual reports for quality and home performance compliance

 

Qualifications

  • Ten years of construction purchasing and estimating experience, with a minimum of five (5) years in the homebuilding industry
  • Five (5) years of management experience; with direct reports
  • Solid background in all phases of new home construction, land development, and contract negotiation and administration
  • Strong Oral/Written Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to set objectives, delegate tasks, and evaluate performance of staff

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