Meritage Homes Corporation

  • Purchasing Manager

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    We are seeking an experienced residential homebuilding Purchasing Manager to join our So Cal team!  Our new office is located in Irvine.




    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 SCI, 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




    Education:    High School Diploma or equivalent required. Two or more years of college is preferred.


    Knowledge/Technical Skills: 

    • Home building field experience required
    • Knowledge of homebuilding and construction systems/processes, building codes, and local ordinance construction guidelines
    • Must be able to read blueprints.
    • Basic computer proficiency, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications 

    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




    • 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


    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


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