Director of Purchasing in Vancouver, WA at Lennar Homes

Date Posted: 2/16/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Vancouver, WA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description


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.


  • 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.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.



  • 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


This is primarily a sedentary office position which requires the ability to occasionally bend, stoop, reach, lift, move, and carry office materials and supplies weighing twenty (25) pounds or less.  Finger dexterity is required to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.  May be required to operate a motor vehicle.


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