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Director of Purchasing - Buyer ( Home Building)

Dallas, TX

Order: 1923307
DirectHire

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Oversee and coach the purchasing team/department

  • Develop, revise, and execute purchasing strategies, policies, and procedures

  • Develop and manage strategic supply chains

  • Always working on new means to streamline and optimize supply chain efficiencies

  • Work with plant management to ensure all inventory is maintained at required, optimal levels at all times

  • Negotiate with and manage vendors and their contracts

  • Drive usage of cost models to validate commodity strategies and to understand significant cost drivers

  • Initiate, nurture, and manage all vendor/supplier/builder relationships

  • Handle all supplier/vendor negotiations regarding pricing, contracts, and payment terms

  • Handle all supplier/vendor conflicts and discrepancies and develop POAs to prevent future conflicts & discrepancies

  • In order to meet target costs and establish cost models, consistently support different departments internally, regularly scheduling & overseeing meetings when necessary

  • Manage materials savings initiatives in line with profit plan and overall business objectives

  • Ever vigilant to ensure the company is compliant to minimize financial risk

  • Maintain and promote “Safety First” mentality and practices with all employees and trade contractors

  • Be involved on managerial responsibilities of the homes being built

Requirements

  • Strong listening and conflict resolution skills required.

  • Master knowledge of residential construction required.

  • Strong understanding of one or more homebuilding software platforms required.

  • Mastery of home construction purchasing & commodity principles, practices, and materials required.

  • Negotiation competency in a cost transparent environment required

  • Strong excel skills (lookups, if statements, conditional formatting, etc.)

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction or related field; experience in lieu of degree may be accepted

  • 5-10 years’ progressive experience in Purchasing & Sourcing with extensive experience in constructions industry, preferably in a strategic setting in a mid to large size organization

  • Minimum 5 years in a leadership position

  • Home building or related construction/real estate industry experience preferred 

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