Meritage Homes Corporation

  • Purchasing Agent

    Job ID
    US-TX-San Antonio
  • Responsibilities

    Meritage Homes is looking for a Purchasing Agent to support our San Antonio Division.  This person will:

    • Build and maintain effective relationships with trade partners to better meet bidding and production requirements
    • Work collaboratively with other departments, including land development, construction, marketing, finance, and design, to ensure all internals goals and deadlines are met
    • Communicate product changes to Sales, Construction, and Subcontractors
    • Initiate bid events with subcontractors, perform bid analysis, and create and compile contract confirmations as well as all backup as necessary for audit compliance
    • Assist in base cost and option price analysis
    • Assist in reviewing house budgets to verify accurate base house and margin costs
    • Assist in end-of-month cost-off process to get accruals for current month closings
    • Research and resolve Vendor disputes; including product or pricing issues, and invoice and contract discrepancies and coordinate pricing adjustments when necessary



    Preferred team members will have:
    • College degree required; A minimum 3 years of experience in purchasing in the construction industry preferred.

    • Proficiency in MS Office products and math with an extreme emphasis in Excel
    • Experience with Build-Pro and JD Edwards software preferred
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Ability to read and interpret plans and other construction documents
    • Experienced with doing and verifying takeoffs and unit cost-based purchasing
    • Contract management skills
    • Familiarity with retail pricing and margin maximization
    • Enjoy a fast paced, high-volume work environment
    • Great attention to detail
    • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
    • Proactive in addressing questions and concerns in a professional manner
    • Can work independently as well as with a team


    From the homes we build to the careers we offer; Meritage Homes is about doing things that really make a difference in your life and the way you live. We believe in building beautiful, innovative, and energy-efficient homes.  We are the first national top 10 homebuilder to have every home we build 100% ENERGY STAR® certified. With more than 100,000 homes built, the Meritage Homes commitment to design innovative space delivered with care remains our focus. We believe our employees should benefit in having the same standards of quality and rewards for a fun and exciting career.

    Just a few Meritage Homes career benefits include:

    • An entrepreneurial work environment that encourages creativity and innovative ideas
    • A positive and progressive workplace culture
    • Team atmosphere where every individual is considered a vital asset
    • A competitive environment to help drive everyone to be the best
    • Pride in delivering a quality product that benefits people and the environment, superior service and exceptional value
    • Competitive benefits




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