Market Purchasing Manager

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As a Market Purchasing Manager, you will manage subcontractor and supplier relationships in order to ensure adequate trade partner capacity to support the organization’s growth. You will negotiate favorable contracts and manage the costs for materials and labor. The most rewarding aspect of this role is taking ownership as the sole purchasing manager in your region to ensure the production teams have the vendors and supplies necessary to exceed goals.

You will thrive in this role if you:

  • Motivate yourself to exceed your goals by finding new resources to help you get there.
  • Build and maintain a network of industry professionals.
  • Negotiate effectively by adapting quickly to a variety of communication styles.
  • Manage external direct reports with a customer-oriented approach
  • Approach your job and tasks with urgency over perfectionism.

These skills will be used to:

  • Prepare cost analyses on new and existing products and/or labor to help in decision-making for new products or price increases.
  • Develop inflationary reports forecasting inflation percentages.
  • Responsible for local supplier and trade partner sign-ups and pricing including targeted recruiting for construction needs.
  • Act as Category Captain for assigned categories of spend across all regions providing relationship management, price negotiation, and category oversight to all regions.
  • Ensure the creation of Variance Purchase Orders, Job Start PO’s, plans and selections are all accurate and completed in a timely manner.
  • Analyze VPOs to root cause, recommend/implement countermeasures that will prevent problems in the areas of pricing and contract interpretation from recurring.
  • Actively tracks trade partner capacity and compares to production schedules to ensure adequate capacity is available to support divisional construction plans.
  • Meet and communicate with trade partners to discuss reliability, capacity, communication, and payment status or issues.
  • Work cooperatively with internal teams to create, update, and improve vendor standards and scopes of work.
  • Improve retention and growth opportunities for our core subcontractors & suppliers who meet or exceed the performance expectations of Fischer Homes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Business, Finance. Supply Chain, or other relevant fields.
  • 5 years of experience working in purchasing and supply chain management in the Construction Industry.
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