Job Description

We trust that as a Senior Purchasing Agent you will: (responsibilities)

  • Provide accurate and timely local supplier negotiations and contracting based on defined category selection criteria (i.e., cost, quality, productivity, service)
  • Manage supplier performance monitoring within the division (i.e., cost, quality, productivity, service)
  • National: manage compliance to agreements, scopes, etc.
  • Local: manage and execute contract agreements consistent with sourcing guidelines
  • Collaborate with both divisional operations and national purchasing teams
  • Manage supplier relationships and assist in resolving issues and conflicts related to daily Trade Partner activities
  • Verify estimates of costs and quantities of residential products using comparative and differential estimating techniques
  • Responsible for Trade Partner Key Performance Indicator (KPI) measurement and validation
  • Performs analysis of Trade Partner data submissions and manages impact of commodity fluctuations
  • Communicate completed estimates to the construction personnel, trade subcontractors and vendors
  • Develop material and labor optimization solutions using Value Engineering tools and methodology
  • Control trade category costs by utilizing Should Cost methodology
  • Responsible for assigned Project Tracker categories and rebate capture
  • Develop and implement division specific tools and methodologies for estimating and controlling trade category costs as required
  • Develop scopes and standard operating procedures that assure Trade Partner compliance with Taylor Morrison construction standards, local, state and national building codes, and safety regulations
  • Complete necessary custom option estimates
  • Be highly approachable and displays a positive approach to both work and internal customers
  • Have strong project management and leadership skills, ability to effectively manage multiple projects
  • Follow Taylor Morrison business processes for supplier management
  • Assist in managing specifications
  • Use detail takeoffs (create a takeoff and use it for negotiation with a trade partner) understand the impact to a trade partner
  • You are willing to perform other duties as assigned

What you will need: (competencies, behaviors & attributes)

  • Analytical
  • Communication
  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Independent Worker
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation

About you:

  • Preferred 5-7 years of Purchasing or Construction experience in the homebuilding industry
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent desired
  • Extensive knowledge of shell (foundations, framing, etc.) and mechanical trades (electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc.)
  • Proficient in math with basic finance knowledge
  • Able to read and interpret blueprints
  • Able to meet and coordinate with Builders and Construction Managers in the field
  • Organized and able to multi task with attention to detail
  • Takes initiative and displays a sense of urgency - is highly responsive to business needs and unexpected situations that emerge
  • Multi-tasking a must
  • Ability to partner effectively with all levels of employees
  • Residential Construction License preferred
  • Ability to travel, if necessary
  • Ability to use with ease the Microsoft suite of solutions
  • Knowledge of Newstar, BuildPro and PlanSwift is preferred

FLSA Status: Exempt

Will have responsibilities such as:

  • Office or non-manual work, which is directly related to management or general business operations
  • Act as a primary component of which involves the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance

Essential Functions:

Successful job applicants will be able to perform these functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Report to Division/Corporate Office/Community daily and adhere to schedule
  • Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer and/or electronic device
  • Ability to have face to face conversations with customers, co-workers and higher level manager
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time and move around work environment as needed
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle if applicable
  • Comply with company policies and procedure

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to able to remain in a stationary position up to 50% of the time
  • The ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

*Taylor Morrison experience and/or successful completion of training program may override required education and/or experience requirement.

Job descriptions are not intended as, nor should be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job.  They are intended to be accurate reflections of those principal job duties and responsibilities essential for making fair pay decisions about the job.

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