Purchasing Manager
Columbia, Maryland 21046

Job Description


The Purchasing Manager is responsible for developing, negotiating, and executing division sourcing agreements for specific spend categories.


  • Ensure Lennar has the best trade partners in terms of quality, scheduling adherence / duration and pricing in order to meet its production needs.
  • Perform jobsite trade partner audits for quality, scheduling adherence / duration as deemed necessary by the Director of Purchasing.
  • Find, contract (get MTPA and proper compliant Insurance), negotiate pricing and roll out new trade partners to the division as needed to meet production needs.
  • Regularly travel to onsite locations to validate the quality of existing and/or new trade partners quality of work. Communicate any concerns in trade partnerships to Director of Purchasing.
  • Understand the material supply chain of the designated 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 trade partners and associates from division customers.
  • 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.
  • Constantly monitor and work to improve 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.
  • Ensure the accuracy of all scopes of work for designated trade categories.
  • #CB


    • College degree preferred.
    • Minimum 5 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 have sound negotiating skills and influencing skills.

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    Employment/Position Type:

    Full Time
    Date Posted : 10/11/2021