Position Title: Purchasing Agent Department: Construction - Atlanta
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 Agent is an integral part of the purchasing team and is responsible for the following job duties:
Essential Functions and 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.
- 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, sub lists, community information, and documentation, etc. Ensure accuracy, make-up dates 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.
- Provide support regarding questions or concerns with contracts, scopes, production.
- Communicate work progress and outstanding issues with the Vice President of Purchasing daily.
- Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
- Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis. (Employer will not sponsor visas.)
- 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.
- Bachelor’s 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.
- 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 laptop, PC, printer, etc.). Lifting up to 25 lbs. May be outside in all kinds of weather when visiting sites.