Procurement Agent

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for entering into negotiations with suppliers and trade partners by reviewing terms and conditions, establishing pricing, contract formulation, and any supplier management conditions affecting the division.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide accurate and timely local supplier negotiations and contracting based on defined category selection criteria (i.e., cost, quality, productivity, service)
  • Manage supplier performance monitoring within the division (i.e., cost, quality, productivity, service)
  • National: manage compliance to agreements, scopes, etc.
  • Local: manage and execute contract agreements consistent with sourcing guidelines
  • Assist in resolving issues and conflicts related to Trade Partner activities
  • Maintain all applicable databases (Purchase Pro, DMTs, etc.) used in developing the cost and quantity estimates
  • Verify estimates of costs and quantities of residential products using comparative and differential estimating techniques
  • Responsible for Trade Partner Key Performance Indicator (KPI) measurement and validation
  • Performs analysis of Trade Partner data submissions and manages impact of commodity fluctuations
  • Communicate completed estimates to the construction personnel, trade subcontractors and vendors
  • Complete necessary customer option estimates
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders including Construction, Sales, Land and Management
  • Control trade category costs by utilizing zone tools and methodologies
  • Responsible for assigned Project Tracker categories and rebate capture
  • Follow Pulte business processes for supplier management

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Level: Mentor / Coach / Feedback

SCOPE

(Decision making, size of organization, budgetary, etc.)

  • Decision Impact: Division
  • Department Responsibility: Single
  • Budgetary Responsibility: No
  • Direct Reports: No
  • Indirect Reports: No

REQUIRED EDUCATION

(Degree, licenses, certifications, etc.)

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • ISCM accreditation preferred

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

(Work related, tools/equipment, software, etc.)

  • Related Functional Experience: Minimum 1 year
  • Business acumen including understanding the impact of purchasing costs on income statements, balance sheets, and cost structures
  • Purchasing or construction experience
  • Ability to negotiate in a cost transparent environment
  • Ability to develop and improve vendor partnerships
  • Construction knowledge and familiarity with categories in the mid-phase of homebuilding (mechanicals, drywall, cladding, etc.)
  • Ability to work in continuous improvement environment

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