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Operations Manager

Operations Manager

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Regular Full-Time

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Our company’s mission is to be America’s leading private homebuilder. We are focused on delivering to our customers the home and features that they uniquely desire with the craftsmanship, durability and a long standing reputation that's uniquely Drees.


Drees Homes, family-owned and operated for almost 90 years, is ranked as the thirty-second largest home builder in the country by BUILDER media brand as well as the fourteent largest privately-owned home builder in the country.


Drees has been recognized with many prestigious industry honors, including the home building industry’s equivalent of the Triple Crown, winning all three major industry awards: America's Best Builder, National Housing Quality Award and National Builder of the Year.


Headquartered in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, Drees operates in Northern Kentucky; Cincinnati and Cleveland, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL;  Nashville, TN; Raleigh, NC; Washington D.C./Maryland/Virginia ; Austin, Houston, and Dallas, TX.  The company operates as “Drees Custom Homes” in Texas.




We are seeking candidates for the position of Operations Manager in our Raleigh, NC Division. The Operations Manager is responsible for managing the purchasing, contract administration, estimating and accounts payable. In addition, responsibilities include the coordination of sales, construction, and administrative functions on the Division level while performing all costing, estimating, pricing, and analysis of applicable Division products.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage supplier and subcontractor administration, including cost analysis, negotiation, coordination, and contract execution
  • Perform regular cost analysis and review of existing and new plans for cost effectiveness and proper use of construction details, systems and materials
  • Supervise the activities of the Estimators, Accounts Payable, and the Design Center employees
  • Ensure profitability of Division sales dollars through accurate and timely review of pricing of all Division products
  • Ensure that all accounts payable are processed within payment dates and terms, including invoices that carry a payment discount or late payment penalty

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong technical skills, including costing systems, centralized accounting/PO systems, etc.
  • Understanding of the importance of teamwork and being a support system for all areas of the business
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and JD Edwards
  • Self motivated, assertive and results oriented
  • High level of personal and professional integrity
  • Advanced analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills


  • College Degree in related field required
  • Previous experience with purchasing, estimating and cost control
  • 3 - 5 years Construction/Homebuilding experience


Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug-Free Work Place

To learn more about Drees Homes, please visit our website – www.dreeshomes.com.