Vice President of National Purchasing

Purchasing Atlanta, Georgia Lehi, Utah Greenwood Village, Colorado


Position at Century Communities

About Century Communities;

As one of the nation's largest homebuilders and an industry leader in online home sales, 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.

Benefits We Offer

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).

We Hire The Best

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.

What You’ll Do:

The Vice President of National Purchasing focuses on supply chain management, supplier and material recommendations, new market procurement and budget creation, rebate management, current budget creation, cleaning up, and support. This position will also be a resource when division purchasing needs help due to a temporary loss in resources. Position will require 75% travel nationwide.

This role can be based in Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO, or Salt Lake City, UT. (other locations may be considered).

Your Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Drive overall efficiencies and consistencies in Purchasing and Estimating across all Century  and Divisions.
  • Work closely with each Region and Division to understand each unique market and work to identify and secure regional and divisional supplier and trade partner opportunities.
  • Assist each Division in identifying local rebates and discounts to ensure the lowest costs and highest quality are obtained.
  • Train and support Century Regions and Divisions through the consistent messaging of our corporate culture, business initiatives, and expectations to help ensure that the procurement of materials and services is consistent with company best practices.
  • Supply Chain Management – Have a complete understanding of homebuilding and supply chains, from manufacture to subcontractor to job site. Assist divisions in securing material and making the logistics process as efficient and straightforward as possible.
  • Purchase all labor and materials for new Divisions and assist existing Divisions in negotiating the purchase of all labor and materials.
    • Pricing – Ensure that Regions and Divisions buy at the most competitive pricing available and that the backlog is price-protected.
    • Bid Process – Ensure Divisions maintain competitive bid processes to ensure the most competitive pricing.
    • Estimating – Manage the creation of regional bills of materials and support regional estimating practices to ensure consistent designs, take-off methodology, procedures, and processes.
    • Architecture – Support Regional/National architecture to ensure consistent designs, drawings, procedures, processes, and value engineering.
    • Value Engineering – Ensure Regions and Divisions investigate and implement cost savings initiatives, products and processes.
  • Vendor Management – Assist Regions and Divisions in attracting and maintaining quality vendors and subcontractors.
  • Work with the National lumber team to help track, report, and communicate on commodity lumber and other framing materials to lower market costs and ensure supply.
  • Budgets – Assist new and existing Divisions in developing accurate cost budgets in NSE.
  • Assist in creating National supplier and manufacturer programs and contracts, including program and rebate support, tracking, and collecting.
  • Work with Divisions to create local vendor programs and identify potential rebates.
  • Work with each Division to ensure that current rebate programs are followed and that contractors install the correct products.
  • Educate each Division on purchasing initiatives and rebates to ensure the Regions and Divisions participate in all applicable National, Regional and Divisional opportunities. Ensure the Regions and Divisions are tracking and recording all available rebates.
  • Provide National Construction Services support for Division purchasing, estimating, and architecture.
  • Create and launch consistent Vendor and Subcontractor recruiting programs across divisions.
  • Support compliance with government and safety practices, including OSHA and EPA compliance.
  • Perform Purchasing Audits and share best practices.
  • Manage and train National support of Purchasing to ensure consistent negotiating procedures, methodology, procedures, processes, and products between the National, Regional, and Division teams.
  • Contracts and Legal Documentation – Ensure all subcontractors performing work for Century  are contracted using approved contractual documents and that all subcontractors maintain minimum insurance requirements.
  • Customer Satisfaction – Ensure all purchasing activities positively reflect Century's customer satisfaction standards.
  • Help train, motivate, and guild all Century purchasing and estimating teams.
  • Assist with managing contract documents, including preparing plans and documentation for the bid process throughout existing and new Regions and Divisions.
  • Understand, interact and support other functional areas within Century.
  • Assist with management, growth, and development of National, Region, and Division resources.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

What You Have:

  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills: Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Strong understanding of purchasing within the home building industry: Strong organization & follow-up skills.
  • Previous experience working with vendors, subcontractors, and contracts within the home building industry.
  • Previous experience working with Newstar is a plus (but not required).

Your Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or Construction Management is a plus (but not required).
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in the home building industry, with knowledge of purchasing and/or other construction-related activities involved with constructing a home.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of hands-on experience within the purchasing field.
  • Read and understand working construction drawings.
  • OSHA 30 or 10/30 Construction qualification preferred.