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Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Do you want to be part of an Organization that prides itself on quality, design, and innovation? See our current open positions below. Use the filters on the left to find the position that is right for you.


Purchasing Administrator

Department: Purchasing

Ashton Woods Homes is one of the nationís largest private homebuilding companies, with operations in Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, Dallas, Houston, Killeen, Naples, Orlando, Phoenix, San Antonio, Sarasota, Raleigh and Tampa. Recently named the #1 Most Trusted Homebuilder in America, Ashton Woods is known throughout the industry for building homes with award-winning designs that inspire, and offering homebuyers unrivaled personalization options. Ashton Woods is also the only builder to nationally utilize the Environments for Living Platinum Program, which certifies the energy efficient status of our homes.

 

Ashton Woods Homes has emerged as a homebuilder of choice, driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to world-class product design and customer satisfaction.

 

Position Overview: 

We are looking for a Purchasing Administrator to support our Purchasing team based in north Austin. The Purchasing Administrator will compile and provide information for bids through accurate blueprint review, option review, specifications, and take offs from the contractors.  Ensure flow of accurate information during the bid process to the trades, sales and construction.  Answer questions and correct problems as they arise for options, budgets, and specifications, rebates, vendor purchase orders, spec changes and model frame walks.

Duties and Responsibilities: (Including but not limited to)

  • Generate purchase orders, review for error and re-issue purchase orders as requested. enforce all variance purchase order guidelines.
  • Manage change orders
  • Manage vendor insurance compliance by maintaining insurance documentation, contracts, agreements and signed pricing backup for all active vendors. Distribute vendor evaluations to builders.
  • Maintain vendor contact database and filing system while working on project to digitize vendor files.
  • Maintain insurance documentation, contracts, agreements and signed pricing backup for all active vendors. Distribute vendor evaluations to builders.
  • Maintain national and local contract database and rebate tracking, model home rebates
  • Ensure that all starts occur timely, that bids are accurate and that all necessary documents are properly completed in order to provide complete packages to the field and prevent variances.
  • Preparing and distributing various reports (e.g. VPO detail report).
  • Assist in planning and executing project specific, or annual bidding process with auditing compliance, based on unit pricing, per cost code.
  • Maintain invite-to-bid, bid awards, preferred and potential vendor documents. Responsible for bidding of specification changes and model frame walks including blueprint review and contractor pricing.
  • Manage contract price changes processing and tracking all changes and communicating same as required.
  • Maintain and modify specification descriptions/levels during the specification change process. Work with vendors to assure that they are performing all tasks specified in scopes of work and specifications. Ensures no liens are filed by vendors by collecting notarized lien releases before releasing payment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Four (4) year degree from accredited college or equivalent job related experience preferred.
  • High School graduation or equivalency.
  • 1-3 years building industry or purchasing experience preferred.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Professionalism in both appearance and behavior required for greeting guests and answering and directing internal and external calls.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize several tasks without compromising quality of work or mission deadlines.
  • Must be able to use word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, presentation (PowerPoint), database and newsletter (Adobe) software for advanced internal and external communications, creation of reports and presentations and database maintenance.
  • Ability to review, analyze and interpret information as well as trouble-shoot to solve problems.
  • Knowledge of business English and ability to communicate patiently and professionally with both internal and external customers both orally and in writing. 

Typical Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluently in English. Spanish language skills are helpful.
  • Employees in the position are required to be able to hear and have vision sufficient to utilize all office equipment.
  • Use of hands and fingers is required to utilize standard office equipment.
  • Requires occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.
  • These physical requirements are representative of those required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions if requested.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is generally performed in a typical office environment using standard office equipment. Work is typically sedentary in nature, but some walking and standing maybe required.
  • Fast paced environment subject to numerous schedule and priority change and short notice activity.

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