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Meritage Homes Corporation

Purchasing Manager

Meritage Homes Corporation - Boynton Beach, FL

The Purchasing Manager determines the  direction of the purchasing department and ensures all purchasing actions are in support of divisional goals and business plan needs. This position directs all PA's within the purchasing department and ensures alignment with purchasing agent duties and responsibilities. This position makes decisions based upon the efficient and effective operation of their position. They are involved in department and job level decisions. Division size and team makeup will determine reporting structure and each team member's responsibilities.
Policy Related

Ensure that all purchasing actions meet Meritage Homes policies and procedure requirements and are aligned with company ethics guidelines
Understand and ensure all internal purchasing audit requirements are met. Make sure that all purchasing actions related to audits are regularly checked to ensure your work is audit-ready every day

Trade Related

Align trade partner requirements with divisional business plan requirements
Have a clear understanding of all trade partner capabilities and ensure all are prepared for future growth and business plan expectations. 
Be proactive in conveying business plan needs to trade partners to ensure an efficient,  well trained trade base
Incorporate regular field time into your schedule to better understand trade performance and opportunities to affect change
Work with SCI, construction and customer care to manage trade partner performance ensuring the best total costs considering costs related to quality, productivity and service
Resolve contract issues with trade partners

Bid Related

Work with centralized purchasing to bid all new communities on-line
Validate that architectural plans are accurate and reflect most current specifications
Guarantee that all documentation required for an effective bid are received in a timely manner to support community opening guidelines
Ensure scopes of work are updated on a quarterly basis
Drive the bidding process to ensure all costs are negotiated to be cost effective, all-inclusive and timely
Ensure that all new communities are properly prepared for bid, that bidding is completed and correctly set up in the system prior to starting any production homes.
Work with centralized purchasing through Hyphen Bid-Connect platform to procure bids from trade partners
Ensure alignment with all centralized purchasing initiatives

Product and Budget Related

Ensure all price changes are properly approved prior to implementation
Oversee contracting process to ensure all vendors meet company mandates
Develop an effective monthly process to validate that all base costs are current and entered correctly into the system
Ensure that all option costs are entered properly and option pricing meets company guidelines
Ensure all options have all trades attached so that option margins accurately company guidelines
Drive value-engineering efforts to ensure the most cost effective product. Provide recommendations to reduce costs
Work with National team to maximize rebate collection. Make every effort to incorporate nationally contracted products into base and option offerings

Department Related

Gain understanding of current and future business needs to ensure the purchasing team is able to provide the support needed to meet business plan needs
Ensure all purchasing coordinators and agents are training in all facets of their job
Make sure the purchasing staff has clear understanding of how their work fits within the organization and how they add value

Education:    High School Diploma or equivalent required. Two or more years of college is preferred.
Knowledge/Technical Skills: 

Home building field experience required
Knowledge of homebuilding and construction systems/processes, building codes, and local ordinance construction guidelines
Must be able to read blueprints.
Basic computer proficiency, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications 

Interpersonal/Communication Skills:

Strong Communication, Interpersonal, and Customer Service skills,
Ability to explain complex issues in a manner easily understood by industry personnel and customers with limited knowledge of construction processes or terminology
Ability to work with contractors, laborers, employees at all levels, and customers with a high degree of professionalism    
Good problem/conflict resolution skills with the ability to influence others and manage conflict in a positive manner
Good leadership skills; ability to set priorities, and manage projects through all phases of completion


Frequent local travel between project sites and the Division office
Work requires the ability to operate an automobile, a valid state driver\u2019s License, a personal vehicle, and liability Insurance coverage to meet the standard set by Meritage Homes

From the homes we build to the careers we offer, we\u2019re about doing things that actually make a difference in your life and the way you live. Meritage Homes is a thriving company that believes in building beautiful, incredibly innovative and energy-efficient homes people adore.
We were the first national top 10 homebuilder to have every home we build be 100% ENERGY STAR® certified. And with more than 100,000 homes built, our focus, since day one, has been to build incredible new homes and communities in prime locations for fantastic prices. But more than anything, we build energy-efficient homes and communities for people who appreciate a home being built the way it can, and should, be built. And for the staff at Meritage Homes that make this all possible, we believe in having the same standards of quality and reward that make for an enjoyable career. 
When joining Meritage Homes, you and your career can benefit in a number of ways, including:

An entrepreneurial work environment that encourages creativity and innovative ideas from every level
A competitive drive to be the best
Pride in delivering a quality product that benefits people and the environment, superior service, and exceptional value
Top-notch benefits
The opportunity to further your career in a growing national organization
Team atmosphere where every individual is considered a vital asset


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Meritage Homes Corporation


Purchasing Manager Meritage Homes Corporation - Boynton Beach, FL, United States


Location: Boynton Beach, FL

Company Profile:
Some might say it's important to tell you that we've been around since 1985. Or that we've won a slew of awards ranging from Forbes' Platinum 400 Best Big Companies of America to being the recipient of Texas' Builder of the Year five times, or being named ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. But we're about practicality and doing things that actually make a difference in your life and the way you live.