Purchasing Agent - Construction

Purchasing Agent with Residential Construction experience needed for custom home builder in Southwest Florida!

  • Naples, FL
  • $60,000 - $80,000
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A bit about us:

We've been servicing our neighbors in SW Florida for nearly 40 years, and have built nearly 4,000 unique homes in Lee and Collier counties!

Why join us?


  • Vehicle allowance
  • Cell phone
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday through Friday
  • Fulltime; consistent work

Job Details

Position Summary:
  • Review, qualify and hire trade partners and suppliers.
  • Negotiate prices, including terms and model discounts, with all trade partners and, in addition, negotiate rebates from manufacturers. Solicit bids on an on-going basis to ensure competitive rates.
  • Ensure that all necessary documentation has been collected from trade partners prior to start of work and, thereafter, update on an annual basis. (i.e. master contract, W-9, pricing, scopes of work, standard specifications, liability and workman's compensation, certificates of insurance occupational license, etc.)
  • Continually look into innovative products, techniques and monitor trends and changes in the home building industry.
  • Provide consistent and strong support to production manager.
  • Work with production in establishing and maintaining a trade partner performance awards program.
  • Generate accurate purchase orders and distribute them.
  • Compile permit packages for submittal to county.
  • Compile and distribute start packages to project managers.
  • Generate job specific cost budgets prior to start of construction.
  • Maintain a cost variance analysis and reduction program.
  • Research and approve variance purchase orders to meet accounting department deadlines.
  • Participate in correction of design problems to minimize budget variances, reduce costs and avoid repetitive mistakes.
  • Establish standard operating procedures for purchasing, monitor the effectiveness of procedures, revise and improve purchasing processes and procedures.
  • Maintain price files for each trade partner and in estimating database.
  • Process customer price requests on a timely basis.
  • Process change orders on homes under construction.
  • Continually self-improve through education.

Prerequisites for Success:
  • Construction knowledge.
  • Ability to analyze job cost variance data and take corrective actions.
  • Organizational aptitude to manage the pre-construction job package routing and processing.
  • Computer aptitude and willingness to learn to process needed data and to communicate via letters, etc.
  • Must have understanding and willingness to take direct personnel actions re: non-performing trade contractors from time to time.
  • A willingness to handle accounts payable issues with vendors when necessary.

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in residential estimating and purchasing
  • Proficient in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Sage, AutoCAD and On-Screen
  • Great written and verbal communication skills
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Job Details
Managed by Jobot Pro
Naples, FL
Job Type
$60,000 - $80,000