Job Description

As a Senior 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.

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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