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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.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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 Agent

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 Profile:

Responsible for maintaining and monitoring costs by effectively negotiating contracts, reviewing contract pricing and recommending vendors. Audits contractors for compliance including insurance. Assists the Purchasing Manager/Director in all departmental matters.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: (Including but not limited to)

  • Enter house folders and generate Maintain Purchase Order report and purchase orders for housing starts, per project.
  • Create and revise as needed the description of materials, addendum Aís, Model Discrepancy Reports and redline worksheets for new projects/product.
  • Plan and execute project specific or annual bidding process with auditing compliance, per cost code.
  • Reconcile sales contracts in the system.
  • Enter assigned duties for new home starts.
  • Develop subdivision bid comparison spreadsheets, and bid books; per project.
  • Contract price entry into system, per project.
  • Confirm accuracy on Turnkey bids by performing unit pricing takeoffs and comparisons, per responsible cost types.
  • Enter material estimates and budgets into computer system.
  • Invoicing - Responsible for escalated invoices (after Contract Coordinator has reviewed and researched) relating to customer options and budget changes.
  • Maintain FTP site as it relates to the bidding process and standardize contracts.
  • Assemble and maintain standardize bid documents and exhibit Cs.
  • Maintain Commodity database and price comparisons.
  • Facilitate Quarterly New Vendor orientation.
  • Maintain invite-to-bid, bid awards, preferred and potential vendor documents.
  • Assist in setting up initial house plans in the computer system.
  • Assist with Estimator duties, producing take offs and entering same into system dependent on worked load and office volume and or Options Coordinator maintaining options and bids in the operating system to efficiently create accurate budgets.
  • Other assigned duties

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelorís degree in Purchasing, Construction, Production/Operations Management or Engineering or related field preferred.
  • High School graduation or equivalency required.
  • NAPM (APP CPM) or APICS (CPIM, CIRM) certification preferred.
  • 5-7 years progressive experience in purchasing.
  • Home building industry experience preferred.

 

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledgeable about the construction industry including construction cost, materials, products, methods and procedures.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of the trades, crafts and equipment needed to complete the job, plus the ability to identify potential problems.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with blueprints, construction drawings and addendums and reading same required.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize several tasks without compromising quality of work or mission deadlines.
  • Proven organization skills in a high paced work environment.
  • 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.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize several tasks without compromising quality of work or mission deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt in a changing workplace.
  • Computer literacy, proficiency with Outlook, excel, Word, Power Point and ability to learn new programs as needed.
  • Skilled at complex negotiations.
 

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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