Drees Homes

  • Purchasing Manager

    Job Location US-TX-Dallas
    ID
    2018-1940
    Category
    Management
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Classification
    Exempt
    Community
    N/A
  • Overview

    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 over 85 years, is ranked as the thirty-second largest home builder in the country by BUILDER media brand as well as the fourteenth 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.

    Responsibilities/Qualifications

    We are seeking candidates for the position of Purchasing Manager in our Texas Region, located in Irving, TX.

     

    This position is responsible for managing the purchasing duties for the Dallas divisions which includes pricing,

    contract administration, bid processes and insurance/legal claims.   Also, work with divisions concerning

    bidding cost and cost analysis of new product and changes to existing product.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Analyze costs of contractors and suppliers to ensure that Drees Custom Homes maintains a competitive cost position.
    • Initiate procurement of bids from subcontractor and vendors and conduct appropriate analysis/comparisons to current cost structure. 
    • Recommend additions of and/or changes of vendors based upon cost analysis and work performance.
    • Responsible for all contract document preparation for new and existing vendors; ensure all relative contract documents are on file and are a part of the contract; ensure contract documents are executed prior to the first payment to the vendor.
    • Negotiate, coordinate, and secure new vendors with input from the division Construction Managers, Production Manager and Regional Purchasing and Ops manager.
    • Analyze budgets and job cost for accuracy with goal of eliminating errors and variances.
    • Analyze FPOs weekly for opportunities to reduce variances and improve takeoffs and BOM.
    • Maintain a cost system to provide preliminary costing of new and proposed products as well as a cost analysis of product and feature changes; perform cost analysis on all prototype homes.
    • Coordinate preliminary and final bids for new products to ensure cost effective products and systems.
    • Perform cost analysis and review of existing and new plans for cost effectiveness and proper use of construction details, systems and materials; make recommendations for changes to main cost efficiency.
    • Assist in the administration of promotional and volume discounts and update divisions.
    • Monitor products offered and implement pricing strategy that generates profitable upgrades and options.
    • Work with Warranty Dept and Production Manager to maintain positive and prompt service from subcontractors and suppliers.
    • Monitor and manage legal issues that involve subcontractors and suppliers.
    • Work to expedite settlements and payments from subcontractors and suppliers on insurance/warranty related issues.
    • Monitor subcontractor/supplier statements to insure that invoices and payments are kept current.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Must have possess strong negotiation and analytical skills
    • Must be able to adapt to changing environments and exercise independent decision making
    • Demonstrates willingness to work with employees, suppliers and subcontractors; team player
    • Knowledgeable of the Dallas/Fort Worth market and its suppliers and local contractor base
    • Must be goal oriented and driven to complete tasks
    • Must be open minded and able to judge situations from all sides

    Requirements:

    • Ideal candidate will be experienced in all aspects of purchasing for a homebuilder
    • College degree preferred
    • Direct purchasing experience with a homebuilder in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for at least 5 years required

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