Purchasing Manager

Purchasing San Antonio, Texas


Position at Century Communities

As a top 10 U.S. homebuilder—and the fastest-growing public builder for three years in a row—we know what it takes to be a market gamechanger, and that includes providing you with all the resources, opportunities and benefits to build a thriving and rewarding career.

Team members enjoy an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off and sick leave, plus home and mortgage discounts. We also offer competitive salaries with the potential for discretionary bonuses and/or commission structure (depending on the position).

Our mission of building, financing and insuring A Home For Every Dream™ is only possible with the best talent in the industry. If that’s you—if you’re a self-starter, changemaker and thoughtful collaborator ready to take their career to the next level—then apply today!

Position Summary:

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for managing the process of originating and negotiating the procurement activities of trade goods and services. They are responsible for providing new community feasibility costs as well as bidding and contracting new projects with annual re-bidding to insure best price. They are also responsible for material take-offs including verification of custom price requests and for value engineering of current and new home plans.  Manage and mentor direct reports.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Bid, negotiate and award contracts for residential purchasing
  • Create and set-up new communities to bid in the vendor database
  • Maximize hard cost reductions while maintaining positive business relationships
  • Deliver qualified trade partner resources that are consistently below market cost
  • Identify and implement new methods and materials that achieve lower cost without sacrificing quality or perceived customer value
  • Maintain and manage all documents in the vendor database to include plans, sub lists, community information and documentation, etc.
  • Coordinate plan changes with architecture on new and active communities
  • Analyze plans for value engineering savings and research cost of proposed design ideas
  • Supervise the Take-off process for new and existing homes
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Maintains continuity among corporate, division, and local work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Background:

  • Experience in residential construction including purchasing and contracts is preferred
  • Must have proven negotiating skills
  • Must have the ability to analyze problems and recommend solutions, maintain effective working relationships with customers, vendors and other employees within the organization
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • 5+ years of purchasing/estimating experience
  • OSHA 10/30 Construction qualification preferred