Purchasing Estimator in Columbia, MD at Lennar Homes

Date Posted: 4/22/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Columbia, MD
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    4/22/2021
  • Job ID:
    2021-17433

Job Description

Overview

Responsible for managing all activities involved with developing, negotiating, and executing division sourcing agreements for specific spend categories as well as creating and maintaining material take-offs.  In addition, assist VP of Purchasing with department community timeline and management the department workflow and areas of responsibility within the division.  



Responsibilities

  • Ensure Lennar has only the best subcontractors in order to meet its manufacturing needs for their specified spend categories.
  • Ensure Lennar’s subcontractors are continuously improving in the areas of quality, cost, service and delivery performance.
  • Review and comprehend all site development plans and specifications.
  • Research and pre-qualify Subcontractors who can provide cost effective construction, service, and quality.
  • Participate with other Operations team members in selecting qualified bidders.
  • Prepare site development (Area Figures) and model landscape Bid Packages, including Scopes of Work, Payment and Price Schedules, Insurance Requirements, other exhibits, plans and cover letters.
  • Analyze bids for completeness and accuracy. Prepare Bid Comparison and review with management team. Assist in selection of preferred bidder based on competitiveness and ability to fulfill contract requirements.  Estimate materials for new plans as needed.
  • Monitor trade partner performance and assist in efforts to ensure trade partner complies with contract requirements.
  • Resolve specification, scope of work, and plan conflicts.
  • Assist in oversight of BuildPro as it relates to purchasing (Trade Partner Payment System).
  • Update and maintain existing contracts as required.  In addition, create and maintain accurate material take-offs for assigned cost categories.
  • Maintain a positive and professional relationship with all potential and existing trade associates.
  • Coordinate with corporate in maintaining JDE accounting issues related to contracts or trade partner qualifications.
  • Understand the material supply chains of specific 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.
  • Proactively communicate with all applicable associates within division customers.
  • Own the responsibility for improving the division’s cost per sq foot for their specified spend categories.  Assist Division team with plan value engineering.
  • 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.
  • Rationalize the subcontractor base to the best of the best.
  • Ensure continuity of supply and labor to the division’s communities.
  • Review plan, create/revise budgets for multiple new and ongoing communities.
  • Ensure adherence to department policies and procedures.
  • Status updates to VP of Purchasing related to ongoing projects and activities.
  • Management reserves the right to change the duties and responsibilities set forth herein at any time.
  • Prepare bid requests for new/existing plans.
  • Maintain Division’s insurance compliance. 
  • Update/Correct purchase order issues. 
  • Complete required forms by the Regional Operations Center (ROC).
  • Maintain vendor files and contracts. 
  • Prepare bid requests for new/existing plans.

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Qualifications

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum 2 year’s experience in Purchasing, preferably with a National Home builder.
  • Ability to read and understand residential blue prints.
  • Efficient with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, JD Edwards, and other software systems.
  • Knowledge of all construction practices nation-wide.
  • Ability to perform several tasks efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Detail oriented, energetic, and hard-working personality.
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record 
  • Valid Auto Insurance Coverage

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