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Purchasing Manager – Houston

Westin Homes is currently accepting resumes for a Purchasing Manager position. The primary responsibility is the complete and accurate contracting of all labor required to build homes.

 

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Westin has only the best trade partners in order to meet its manufacturing needs
  • Ensure Westin trade partners are continuously improving in the areas of quality, cost, service and delivery performance
  • Understand the material supply chains of specific spend categories, and implement material sourcing strategies to optimize the flow through the chain
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the industry for the specific major category being sourced
  • Facilitate value engineering sessions with trade partners and associates
  • Proactively communicate with all applicable associates within division
  • Benchmark industry sourcing and supply management best practices
  • Develop, maintain and use should-cost models for specific spend categories and related construction services
  • Own the responsibility for improving the division’s cost per sq foot
  • Negotiate and question pricing and legitimacy of VPO’s
  • Review all VPO’s to verify within accordance of approved take-offs, scopes of work, proper reason codes utilized, and work with Expeditor to resolve issues as they arise
  • Identify areas and trends in extra VPO’s to prevent and to reduce costs
  • Ensure continuity of supply and labor to the division’s communities
  • Review plan, create/revise budgets for multiple new and ongoing communities
  • Assist with maintaining insurance and contract compliance
  • Ensure adherence to Department policies and procedures
  • Review plans, takeoffs and budgets for new communities and resolve possible issues before the community or plan starts. Manage plan sets
  • Assist as necessary with material takeoffs for new and revised plans
  • Analyze plans/homes for cost analysis recommendations and value engineering adjustments
  • Prepare contracting packages (i.e. Trade partner Base Agreements, Scopes of Work, Insurance Requirements, Specifications, etc.)
  • Generate and analyze variance reports
  • Participate in division variance meetings, communicating results to the purchasing and construction team for any adjustments needed
  • Assist supplier/trade partners as necessary to resolve invoicing/partnership issues
  • Track and follow up as necessary to collect local/regional rebates

Qualifications:

  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent required; College preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record and auto insurance coverage
  • Minimum of 2 years of residential construction experience.
  • Full understanding of residential construction and architectural design.
  • Professionally perform multiple, detail oriented tasks with simultaneous deadlines.
  • Good writing and extremely good organization skills.
  • Possess strong work ethic, integrity, and loyalty.
  • Team Player with ability to work well under pressure

 

For immediate consideration, send resume w/ salary history to: Westin Homes, Attn: HR, 2245 Texas Drive, Suite 600, Sugar Land, Texas 77479; Fax 281-240-3252;

Email: jobs@westin-homes.com.