Purchasing Manager in Columbia, MD at Lennar Homes

Date Posted: 9/28/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Columbia, MD
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    At least 5 year(s)
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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.



  • 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.


Regular Full-Time

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