Sr Procurement Agent

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for entering into negotiations with suppliers 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
  • Collaborate with Product, DCOs, CMs, FMs, PIMs, RPMs & Sales
  • Manage supplier relationships and assist in resolving issues and conflicts related to daily 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 (Purchase Pro)
  • Develop material and labor optimization solutions using Value Engineering tools and methodology
  • Control trade category costs by utilizing zone tools and methodologies
  • Responsible for assigned Project Tracker categories and rebate capture.
  • Develop and implement division specific tools and methodologies
  • for estimating and controlling trade category costs as required
  • Assist zone estimating in methodology development and optimization
  • Develop scopes and standard operating procedures that assure Trade Partner compliance with Pulte construction standards, local, state and national building codes, and safety regulations
  • Complete necessary customer option estimates
  • Follow Pulte business processes for supplier management
  • Contribute as subject matter expert for the Strategic Sourcing Director (if assigned)

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Level: Mentor / Coach / Feedback

  • Ensures appropriate staffing to meet department needs
  • Utilizes recruiting and selection tools/processes to build organizational talent
  • Delegates work according to employee's abilities and skills
  • Evaluates employee's performance and plans for compensation actions in accordance with that performance
  • Provides developmental opportunities through identification of internal and external training opportunities
  • Creates opportunities for employee growth
  • Provides continuous coaching with regard to functional and leadership standards (technical skills and behaviors)

SCOPE

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

  • Decision Impact: Division
  • Department Responsibility: Single
  • Budgetary Responsibility: No
  • Direct Reports: Yes
  • 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 3 years
  • Time in position: Minimum 6 mo. to 1 yr. as procurement professional
  • Business acumen including understanding the impact of purchasing costs on income statements, balance sheets, and cost structures
  • Purchasing and supply chain experience
  • Ability to negotiate in a cost transparent environment
  • Ability to develop and improve vendor partnerships
  • Construction knowledge
  • Ability to work in continuous improvement environment
  • Category expertise and ability to positively influence and lead others outside of Division and Procurement

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