Director of Purchasing in King of Prussia, PA at Lennar Homes

Date Posted: 9/23/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Summary of Position Requirements

Responsible for developing, negotiating, and executing local sourcing agreements for all labor categories of spend while supporting the Division President to ensure cost efficiencies are maximized.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in the creation and implementation of the Division Business Plan
  • Adopt the role of strategist as integral member of the Division Leadership Team
  • Ensure compliance to Purchasing Policies and Procedures throughout the purchasing department
  • Coordinate the use and further development of the automated purchasing system and other systems used within the purchasing department
  • Analyze plans for cost reduction recommendations and research cost of proposed design ideas
  • Facilitate value engineering sessions with trade partners and construction associates
  • Train, advise, and assist purchasing, construction, and sales associates
  • Communicate status of new communities with the Florida ROC weekly
  • Review the month end reports (WIP and COP reports) for accuracy and use to control pricing changes
  • Interact with the division associates to resolve any purchasing related issues
  • Review monthly cost comparisons for suppliers/trade partners
  • Review product and implement specification changes
  • Negotiate prices with suppliers / trade partners
  • Review weekly extra reports for material and labor
  • Manage and oversee options in JDE and Oracle
  • Ensure purchasing department is taking advantage of its volume to increase quality and reduce cost wherever possible
  • Establish and implement new procedures as technology and needs change
  • Interact and communicate with the Florida ROC to ensure schedules and deadlines are met
  • Work with the management of the Florida ROC to enhance performance and service provided to the division
  • Work with division associates to enhance the working relationship between purchasing and the division
  • Ensure division has the best subcontractors in place to meet deadlines and assure budgetary needs are fulfilled
  • Benchmark industry sourcing and supply management best practices
  • Responsible for improving the division and product’s cost per square foot and product’s financial performance
  •  Ensure continuity of supply and labor to division communities
  • Oversee architectural and plan review
  • Analyze plans for cost analysis recommendations and value engineering adjustments.
  • Negotiate and question pricing and legitimacy of EPO’s.
  • Identify areas and trends in extra EPO’s to prevent and to reduce costs.
  • Generate and analyze variance reports.
  • Participate in division variance meetings, communicating results to the purchasing and construction team for any adjustments needed.
  • Any other duties assigned by management



Education and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record
  • Valid Auto Insurance Coverage
  • Minimum of 5 years of residential construction experience
  • Minimum 5 years experience in sourcing and managing supplier/trade partner relationships
  • Have superior analytical, influencing, and communication skills
  • Must have sound financial management knowledge
  • Must have sound project management capabilities
  • Must have sound negotiating skills
  • Team Player with ability to work well under pressure.

Physical Requirements

Requires the ability to work in excess of eight hours per day in the confined quarters of an office and/or the field environment.  Also requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle, read plans, climb stairs and ladders, bend, stoop, reach, lift, move and/or carry items that are less than 50 pounds.  Finger dexterity required in operating a computer keyboard and a calculator.  Office work requires sitting at a computer monitor for extended periods of time, completing paperwork, and meeting with vendors and contractors and to receive/return phone messages.  Standing is required for filing and copying.


This description outlines the basic tasks and requirements for the position noted.  It is not a comprehensive listing of all job duties of the associates.

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