Meritage Homes Corporation

  • Purchasing Agent

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  • Responsibilities

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

    • Research and resolve Vendor disputes; including product or pricing issues, and invoice and contract discrepancies and coordinate pricing adjustments when necessary
    • 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



    Preferred team members will have:
    • A minimum 3 years of experience in purchasing in construction industry, preferably in homebuilding
    • Proficiency in MS Office products and math with an extreme emphasis in Excel
    • Experience with Build-Pro and JD Edwards software
    • 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
    • Work well within several departments outside purchasing department
    • Great attention to detail
    • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
    • Not afraid to ask questions
    • 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, 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




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