Be a part of CalAtlantic Group, Inc. where building the dream of home from coast to coast is our mission. Our culture is established from great leadership and dynamic teams across the country, driven to become the preferred builder of choice for customers, employees and shareholders. As the nation’s fourth largest residential homebuilder, CalAtlantic Homes proudly operates in 19 states serving 43 major markets. As a talented organization with a long proven history of success, CalAtlantic provides you the opportunity to join this outstanding team in the new homebuilding industry.#LI-JS1
The primary responsibility of the Purchasing Manager is to be able to lead all assigned purchasing related functions, options and estimating responsibilities. The ability to manage and evaluate personnel and lead a team in a high output work environment is important to the success in this position. Strong estimating and budgeting skills are critical, along with work flow organization and option management skills are required. The ability to read all building plans with a high level of understanding and recognize conflict is essential, this includes field conflict resolution skills. Superior negotiation skills are required and should be refreshed through ongoing training and industry related education opportunities.
This role may require similar responsibilities and duties as a Regional Purchasing Agent during peak demands to ensure that workload demands are accomplished when team capacities cannot accommodate the demand. It is understood that the manger role this is considered to be a “working manager” role when necessary.
This position requires a clear understanding on how the entire regional operation is structured, with multiple satellite operations/divisions that will require specific local operational differences and processes. Although certain major purchasing functions are regionalized, other local functions/process must be maintained to properly service the local satellite operations and personnel. This regional structure requires a flexible and service oriented approach that can be complicated at times. Leadership skills that are in alignment with the company culture and values are required to ensure that our reputation and culture is protected in all aspects of our business. Learning together in a team environment while creating an experience that attracts high performing individuals is critical to the success in this position.
Ability to obtain and evaluate all documents required for bidding, including: Architectural Plans, Structural Plans, Post Tension Plans, Title 24s, Soil Reports, etc.
Ability to negotiate with trade contractors and manufacturers at a technical level as required, including some estimating/takeoff skills
Ensure that an adequate trade base is maintained at all times to meet all bidding and production requirements
Ability to evaluate trade partners, products and minimize costs and evaluate best total value. This function may require some consideration to local division needs and input
Proficient in the use of MS Excel, MS Word, JD Edwards and Studio Chateau with the ability to direct and train others in all systems
Ability to produce schedule updates and maintain assigned work flow to meet or exceed business plan requirements
Ability to delegate to team members and provide leadership to team members, trades and consultants to maintain a high performance team
Ability to perform team evaluations and assist in setting goals to enhance growth and meet company goals with a team approach
Responsible to understand and meet all internal audit requirements and maintain best total value in negotiating contracts on all projects.
Ability to read and understand architectural plans and provide detailed direction to the team as required for purchasing of all products
Budget Management – Input original pro-forma, maintain budgets and provide quarterly budget reporting data.
Maintain monthly lot scrubbing, JA maintenance
Maintain monthly PBCR – budget comparison
Maintain compliance with all internal controls
Maintain option margin reporting and pricing structure
5 years supervisory experience with some leadership skills
Extensive knowledge in Excel and JDE onsite (sticks and bricks) budget preparation
Detail and goal oriented individual with demonstrated capabilities in leadership attributes
Preferred 4 year degree, or minimum of 7 years’ experience as a Senior Purchasing Agent
Experienced in field operation management and strong scheduling skills
Proficient in mathematical calculations and advanced math skills
Strong negotiation skills and well versed in bidding requirements
Strong budget management skills, along with process management skills.