Meritage Homes Corporation

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Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager

Job ID 
2017-4648
Location 
US-SC-Greenville

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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 90,000 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

Fundamental Job Duties and Responsibilities

The purchasing manager determines the  direction of the purchasing department and ensures all purchasing actions are in support of divisional goals and business plan needs. This position directs all PA's within the purchasing department and ensures alignment with purchasing agent duties and responsibilities. This position makes decisions based upon the efficient and effective operation of their position. They are involved in department and job level decisions. Division size and team makeup will determine reporting structure and each team member's responsibilities.

Policy Related

  • Ensure that all purchasing actions meet Meritage Homes policies and procedure requirements and are aligned with company ethics guidelines
  • Understand and ensure all internal purchasing audit requirements are met. Make sure that all purchasing actions related to audits are regularly checked to ensure your work is "audit-ready" every day

Trade Related

  • Align trade partner requirements with divisional business plan requirements
  • Have a clear understanding of all trade partner capabilities and ensure all are prepared for future growth and business plan expectations. 
  • Be proactive in conveying business plan needs to trade partners to ensure an efficient,  well trained trade base
  • Incorporate regular field time into your schedule to better understand trade performance and opportunities to affect change
  • Work with production, construction and customer care to manage trade partner performance ensuring the best "total" costs considering costs related to quality, productivity and service
  • Resolve contract issues with trade partners

Bid Related

  • Work with centralized purchasing to bid all new communities on-line
  • Validate that architectural plans are accurate and reflect most current specifications
  • Guarantee that all documentation required for an effective bid are received in a timely manner to support community opening guidelines
  • Ensure scopes of work are updated on a quarterly basis
  • Drive the bidding process to ensure all costs are negotiated to be cost effective, all-inclusive and timely
  • Ensure that all new communities are properly prepared for bid, that bidding is completed and correctly set up in the system prior to starting any production homes.
  • Work with centralized purchasing through Hyphen Bid-Connect platform to procure bids from trade partners
  • Ensure alignment with all centralized purchasing initiatives

Product and Budget Related

  • Ensure all price changes are properly approved prior to implementation
  • Oversee contracting process to ensure all vendors meet company mandates
  • Develop an effective monthly process to validate that all base costs are current and entered correctly into the system
  • Ensure that all option costs are entered properly and option pricing meets company guidelines
  • Ensure all options have all trades attached so that option margins accurately company guidelines
  • Drive value-engineering efforts to ensure the most cost effective product. Provide recommendations to reduce costs
  • Work with National team to maximize rebate collection. Make every effort to incorporate nationally contracted products into base and option offerings
  • Department Related
    • Gain understanding of current and future business needs to ensure the purchasing team is able to provide the support needed to meet business plan needs
    • Ensure all purchasing coordinators and agents are training in all facets of their job
    • Make sure the purchasing staff has clear understanding of how their work fits within the organization and how they add value

Secondary:

    • Pursue continuing education opportunities and participate in internal and external training as provided.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelors’ Degree or over ten (10) years of related experience
  • Eight (8) years of construction purchasing and estimating experience in the homebuilding industry
  • Five (5) years of management experience; with direct reports
  • Experience with JD-Edwards, E1 or equivalent, is preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints and other construction documents

Interpersonal/Communication Skills:

  • Strong Communication, Interpersonal, and Customer Service skills,
  • Ability to explain complex issues in a manner easily understood by industry personnel and customers with limited knowledge of construction processes or terminology
  • Ability to work with contractors, laborers, employees at all levels, and customers with a high degree of professionalism    
  • Good problem/conflict resolution skills with the ability to influence others and manage conflict in a positive manner
  • Good leadership skills; ability to set priorities, and manage projects through all phases of completion

Judgment:

  • Sound judgment with the ability to make good decisions under time pressures and the ability to determine when to seek assistance or consult with more senior construction personnel
  • Accurate; with keen attention to detail while staying clearly focused on the big picture
  • Self directed; takes initiative, proactively addresses problems; can work with minimal oversight 

Mental Abilities:

  • Must be able to analyze multiple variables, construction deficits or product problems to determine the root cause, and determine solutions to produce the desired outcome
  • Must be able to deal effectively with outside influences which bring frustration in making everyday business decisions. 
  • Highly organized and flexible; with the ability to prioritize numerous details, define schedules, and meet deadlines, with frequently changing circumstances, in a high-volume fast-paced work environment

 

UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequent local travel between project sites and the Division office
  • Work requires the ability to operate an automobile, a valid state driver’s License, a personal vehicle, and liability Insurance coverage to meet the standard set by Meritage Homes

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