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