Jan 14, 2021

Purchasing Manager

  • Taylor Morrison, Inc.
  • Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Job Description

Job Description Summary
As a Purchasing Manager working for Taylor Morrison you will manage the purchasing and cost estimating functions from product development through construction.

Job Details

We trust that as a Purchasing Manager you will: (responsibilities)
  • Initiate, negotiate and contract for all labor and materials associated with construction of our homes
  • Configure and input house budgets, options and area figures
  • Ensure that material takeoffs are correct and complete
  • Set direction on pricing methodology and procedure, reporting system set up and input requirements
  • Maintain contracts, bidding documents and the required insurances for the subcontractor
  • Establish and maintain Scope of Work for all construction phases
  • Establish service level needs and evaluation criteria for building products, subcontractors and material suppliers
  • Source new and better products, subcontractors and material suppliers
  • Responsible for the accuracy and completeness of plans and specifications
  • Manage the non-standard option pricing program (if applicable to their specific division)
  • Responsible for the entry into the reporting system of job specific pricing and issuance of initial purchase orders
  • Responsible that plans, specifications, scope of works and current house budgets (to include standard and non-standard options) are included in the Builder "Start" packages. (Not responsible for other departments start package information)
  • Responsible for bid variances (construction is responsible for field variances)
  • Responsible for value engineering of product
  • Monitor and report (on a regular basis) on subcontractor and material increases/decreases
  • Monitor and report (on a regular basis) on construction costs by plan
  • You are willing to perform other duties as assigned


What you will need: (competencies, behaviors & attributes)
  • Business Acumen
  • Customer Focus
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others
  • Drive for Results
  • Priority Setting
  • Self-Knowledge


About you:
  • Bachelor's degree in Construction, Business or another related field or have a minimum of 3 years in a similar or position with a production homebuilder
  • High level of understanding of the system applications in one or more homebuilding software packages (i.e., FAST, J.D. Edwards, Lloyds, etc.)
  • Experience with NewStar a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of the homebuilding construction process
  • Strong technical aptitude and willingness to learn new systems and processes is critical
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong relationship skills


FLSA Status: Exempt

Will have responsibilities such as:
  • Interviewing, selecting, and training employees
  • Setting rates of pay and hours of work
  • Appraising productivity; handling employee grievances or complaints, or disciplining employees
  • Determining work techniques
  • Planning the work
  • Apportioning work among employees
  • Determining the types of equipment to be used in performing work, or materials needed
  • Planning budgets for work
  • Monitoring work for legal or regulatory compliance
  • Providing for safety and security of the workplace


Essential Functions:

Successful job applicants will be able to perform these functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Report to Division/Corporate Office/Community daily and adhere to schedule
  • Ability to oversee direct reports daily and provide guidance as needed
  • Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer and/or electronic device
  • Ability to have face to face conversations with customers, co-workers and higher level manager
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time and move around work environment as needed
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • Comply with company policies and procedure


Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
  • The ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds


*Taylor Morrison experience and/or successful completion of training program may override required education and/or experience requirement.

Job descriptions are not intended as, nor should be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job. They are intended to be accurate reflections of those principal job duties and responsibilities essential for making fair pay decisions about the job.

Benefits of Working With Taylor Morrison

We are looking for dedicated professionals that share our values of putting the customer - and their needs - first. In addition to a great team atmosphere, career development and advancement opportunities, we offer full-time employees an extensive benefits package, to include:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Health Care - Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Matching Contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Disability Programs
  • Employee & Dependent Life Insurance
  • Vacation & Company Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Home Purchase Rebate Program
  • Home Mortgage Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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