Purchasing Agent

Purchasing San Antonio, Texas


Position at Century Communities

Since our founding in 2002, we’ve become one of the top 10 public homebuilders in the U.S. In 2018, we were ranked 61st among the Fortune 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, and we’ve been the fastest-growing public builder for three years in a row. Over the years, our organization has grown to include two homebuilding brands—operating as Century Communities and Century Complete—along with mortgage and insurance services through Inspire Home Loans and Parkway Title.

At Century Communities, our family of companies is driven by one simple objective: A Home For Every Dream™. As part of that mission, we’re dedicated to providing you with every opportunity for growth and success as you build a thriving career. That’s because we know that building, financing and insuring beautiful new homes for our buyers is only possible with the best talent in the industry.

Our excellent benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with employer match, vacation and sick leave. We also offer competitive salaries with the potential for discretionary bonuses and/or commission structure (depending on the position).

If you’re a passionate self-starter, changemaker and thoughtful collaborator ready to take your career to the next level, we’d love to hear from you!

The Purchasing Agent is an integral part of the purchasing team and is responsible for the following job duties:

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: 

  • Bidding/Negotiating pricing for New Communities.
  • Assist in the process to create and Set-up new communities to bid in the Vendor Database.
  • Send out Bid Invites via email to interested vendors.
  • Assist in the creation of Spec Level & Scopes of work and coordinate plans.
  • Research and respond to questions from bidders Via email and/or phone calls.
  • Pull bids from our bid program "NewStar"; merge bids to include base and options into Excel and format.
  • Compile the lowest bids and create a budget template in Excel.
  • Assist in the negotiation of contracts to include base and option.
  • Assist in the execution of contracts and enter budgets into NewStar.

Active Communities

  • Respond to calls/emails from production regarding contracts, plans, misc. questions, etc.
  • Respond to calls/emails from subcontractors regarding contracts, field concerns, etc.
  • Set up, maintain and protect all documents on Vendor Database to include plans, sublists, community information, and documentation, etc. Ensure accuracy, make updates as necessary and ensure everything is current.


  • Forward Planning (as needed).
  • Coordinate plan changes from production to consultants on new and active communities.
  • Communicate outstanding issues where Purchasing and Forward Planning interface
  • Centralized Purchasing Administration (daily)
  • Provide support for all issues relating to vendor contracts.

Production Department (daily)

Provide support for any concerns regarding subcontractor, scopes, and contracts.

Subcontractors (daily)

Provide support regarding questions or concerns with contracts, scopes, production.

Other Duties

Communicate work progress and outstanding issues with the Vice President of Purchasing daily.

Knowledge, Skills, and Background:

  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Ability to analyze problems and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with customers, contracted agencies and workers, other employees, supervisory personnel.
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented.

Working Conditions

Works in a normal office environment. Does not require physical activity other than that typically utilized in such a setting, working with standard office equipment (such as phone, fax, and personal computer). Lifting up to 25 lbs. May be outside in all kinds of weather when visiting sites.

Education and Experience

  • Degree in Accounting, Business or Construction Management preferred.
  • 2 – 5 years of purchasing experience preferred.
  • Residential Construction knowledge or experience.
  • Residential Purchasing and Contracting preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years of General Office Organization, Contract Administration, Administrative Assistance experience.