Job: Sr. Purchasing Agent

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Primary objectives of this position are:

The Senior Purchasing Agent will be responsible for sourcing and developing relationships with new and current trade partners, negotiating and some estimating.

Primary responsibilities:

Work with trade partners to establish cost visibility and detailed quantification support in all major cost categories.

Qualify material and labor hour counts. Establish field audit program to continuously improve our material accuracy.

Work with trade partners and the construction team to identify and eliminate process inefficiencies and product waste.

Facilitate the bidding and contracting process.

Facilitate new community and plan buy-outs.

Assist in the development, maintenance and enforcement of scopes of work.

Assist in the resolution of daily trade partner and construction issues.

Analyze, audit, and maintain house cost budgets.

Work with the product design team to evaluate and reduce product build cost through "Value Engineering".

Establish effective buying programs to ensure competitive material acquisition costs.

Assist the Purchasing Manager and the Newstar database manager in the development and issuance of effective and accurate purchase orders and detailed contract back-up.

Assist in monthly and quarterly reporting.

Assist with extra purchase order reviews and approvals.

Assist in the development and implementation of product specification and option programs.

Help train internal customers (Sales, Design Studio, Marketing, Construction, and Warranty) on specifications of products used, community specifications, and option programs.

Facilitate document and records management to ensure proficient department auditing.

Perform take-offs for all major categories to be used in Trade Partner negotiations.

Establish and modify estimating templates to collect key data for negotiations.


At least 3 years of Purchasing or Estimating experience in the homebuilding industry (preferably with a builder or large supplier)

Must be highly proficient in Excel

Candidate must be highly analytical

Ability to read and understand blueprints and construction documents

Candidate must be detail oriented

Must be a team player with a strong sense of urgency

Strong communication skills

Must have excellent overall computer skills, including Microsoft Office products

Must have the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

Newstar experience is a plus

Build Pro experience is a plus

Benefits of Working With Taylor Morrison

We are looking for dedicated professionals that share our values of putting the customer - and their needs - first.  In addition to a great team atmosphere, career development and advancement opportunities, we offer full-time employees an extensive benefits package, to include:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Health Care - Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Matching Contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Disability Programs
  • Employee & Dependent Life Insurance
  • Vacation & Company Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Home Purchase Rebate Program
  • Home Mortgage Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Welcome to the Taylor Morrison, Inc. Career Portal

In order to be the best in the industry, you have to surround yourself with the best people. At Taylor Morrison, Inc., we are committed to being the best North American homebuilder as measured by our employees, customers, shareholders, and business partners.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Taylor Morrison Home Corporation operates in the U.S. under the Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes brands. Taylor Morrison is a builder and developer of single-family detached and attached homes serving a wide array of customers including first-time, move-up, luxury, and active adult customers. Taylor Morrison divisions operate in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina and Texas. Darling Homes serves move-up and luxury homebuyers in Texas. In addition, Taylor Morrison also offers home financing though Taylor Morrison Home Funding, providing professional and knowledgeable home mortgage options.

Taylor Morrison, Inc. is always looking for dedicated professionals who share our values.  Please use our Career Portal to view current job openings and apply for positions online.

Thank you for considering a career with Taylor Morrison, Inc.!

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Posted 29 Days Ago

Full time