Job Description

As a Build to Rent ("BTR") Purchasing Agent working for Taylor Morrison you will be responsible for entering into negotiations with suppliers by reviewing terms and conditions, establishing pricing, contract formulation, and any supplier management conditions affecting the division.

What You’ll Do

We trust that as a BTR Purchasing Agent you will:

  • Provide accurate and timely 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)
  • 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
  • Effectively negotiate costs and terms of assigned projects
  • Build relationships with internal and external customers
  • Verify estimates of costs and quantities of residential products using comparative and differential estimating techniques
  • Perform analysis of Trade Partner data submissions and manages impact of commodity fluctuations
  • Perform cost per square footage and budget comparison
  • Cost out variance purchase orders
  • Manage contract documents including the preparation of plans and documentation for bid process, verify accuracy and completeness of documents
  • Assist in managing specifications
  • Attend frame walks providing pricing and product expertise
    Perform research and resolves trade partner disputes; including product or pricing issues, and invoice and contract discrepancies
    Review and approve variances, provides variance analysis
  • Monitor, maintain, and distribute all project documents
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) controls and all audit measures with trade partners
  • Communicate completed estimates to the construction personnel, trade subcontractors and vendors
  • Control trade category costs by utilizing Should Cost methodology
  • 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
  • Be highly approachable and displays a positive approach to both work and internal customers
  • Be willing to take initiative and dive into project specific tasks
  • Frequently communicate with team members via phone and email
  • Have strong project management and leadership skills, ability to effectively manage multiple projects
  • Follow Taylor Morrison business processes for supplier management
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Sound Like You?

You might be just who we’re looking for if you have

  • Preferred 2-5 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 Mangers in the field
  • Organized and able to multi-task with high attention to detail
  • Takes initiative and displays a sense of urgency - is highly responsive to business needs and unexpected situations that emerge
  • Ability to partner effectively with all levels of employees
  • Ability to travel, if necessary
  • Ability to use with ease the Microsoft suite of solutions
  • Knowledge of Newstar, BuildPro and Plan Swift 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 oversee direct reports daily and provide guidance as needed
  • 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
  • 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.

Taylor Morrison is an equal opportunity employer.  Taylor Morrison does not discriminate against any candidate or employee based on race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or veteran status.

Application Instructions

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