Senior Purchasing Manager

Lennar Palm Beach Gardens , FL 33418

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Overview

Summary of Position Requirements

The Senior Purchasing Manager is responsible for developing, negotiating, and executing division sourcing agreements for specific spend categories.

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Responsibilities

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure Lennar has only the best subcontractors in order to meet its manufacturing needs.

  • Ensure Lennar's subcontractors are continuously improving in the areas of quality, cost, and service and delivery performance.

  • Understand the material supply chains of specific spend categories, and implement material sourcing strategies to optimize the flow through the chain.

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the industry for the specific major category being sourced.

  • Facilitate value-engineering sessions with subcontractors and associates from division customers.

  • Maintain product specifications and available selections.

  • Review product trends and propose updates to current specifications to remain ahead of tri-state market.

  • Proactively communicate with all applicable associates within division customers.

  • Benchmark industry sourcing and supply management best practices.

  • Develop, maintain and use should-cost models for specific spend categories and related construction services.

  • Own the responsibility for improving the division's cost per sq foot for their specified spend categories.

  • Negotiate and question pricing and legitimacy of EPO's.

  • Review all extra EPO's to verify within accordance of approved take-offs, scopes of work, proper reason codes utilized, and work with Expeditor to resolve issues as they arise.

  • Identify areas and trends in extra EPO's to prevent and to reduce costs.

  • Rationalize the subcontractor base to the best of the best.

  • Ensure continuity of supply and labor to the division's communities.

Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements

  • College degree required

  • Minimum 10 years sourcing and managing Supplier/Trade Partner relationships, preferably with a National Homebuilder

  • Must have superior analytical and communication skills.

  • JDE/AS400 experience preferred

  • Knowledge/Experience of excel and other Microsoft office applications required

  • Must have significant knowledge of the residential homebuilding industry.

  • Must have sound financial management knowledge.

  • Must have sound project management capabilities.

  • Must be able to build and use should-cost models.

  • Must have sound negotiating skills and influencing skills.

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