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Purchasing Agent

Company: Williams Homes
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Description:SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:The Purchasing Agent establishes budgets through accurate and detailed estimating of construction drawings. Solicit and gather bids for the purpose of establishing final budgets and the issuing of contracts for the intended work. Take full responsibility for bidding, negotiating, and hiring trade partners to maintain a competitive edge on costs while meeting the company's standards of quality, reliability, and overall performance of trade partners and suppliers.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIESPrepare Bid Comparison and review with management team. Assist in selection of preferred bidder based on competitiveness and ability to fulfill contract requirementsNegotiate best possible pricing while maintaining quality of product and speed of production.Maintain trade scopes of work to ensure they match the project plans and requirements.Resolve specification, scope of work, and plan conflicts within Newstar.Manage and coordinate the process in maintaining Newstar accounting issues related to contracts or trade partner qualifications.Responsible for performing plan takeoffs as needed.Update and maintain existing contracts as required.Review all extra change orders to verify within accordance of approved take-offs, scopes of work, proper reason codes utilized, and work to resolve issues as they arise.Identify areas and trends in change orders to prevent and to reduce costs.Interact with Suppliers/Trade Partners and Field Staff to resolve payment issues, product replacement and other conflicts.Maintain organization of Suppliers/Trade Partner files and contracts.Review plan, create/revise budgets for multiple new and ongoing communities to ensure budget is supported.Ensure adherence to department policies and procedures.Assist with communication and pricing negotiations with trade partners for the division.Cross train in all areas of purchasing to be able to help as necessary.Assist with recruiting new trade partners to maintain the appropriate trade base.Attend frame walks and other team meetings in the field/office as required.PM22Requirements:EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:High School or GED Diploma required. Associates Degree in Business or similarly related major, preferred.3 - 5 years in homebuilding, construction, or related field.Strong knowledge of and experience with general contract terms and conditions.Strong communication and negotiation skills.DISCLAIMER: Please note this job description is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Employee may be asked to perform other duties as assigned. Williams Homes is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Williams Homes, Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search/recruiting firms for this position. Please, no phone calls or emails. All submissions by search/recruiting firms to any employee at Williams Homes whether via email, Internet, phone call, or any form and/or method without a valid written agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Williams Homes. No fees will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Williams Homes as a result of the referral.PI184640215SDL2017

Keywords: Williams Homes, Bozeman , Purchasing Agent, Sales , Bozeman, Montana

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