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Purchasing Manager

Caldwell Homes ∙ Cypress, TX

Description

Caldwell Companies is an established and growing development, investment and commercial service firm based in Northwest Houston.  Caldwell Companies is a faith-based firm that engages in large-scale commercial and residential development, real estate investments, commercial land brokerage, and asset management. Our company culture is a family environment where the individual is treated with respect and accountability that helps foster personal growth and achievement.  We have a fun work setting coupled with a fast-paced, exciting, and goal-oriented environment. 

 

Job Overview

As part of our diverse portfolio, we recently added a homebuilding division, Caldwell Homes.  Caldwell Homes is a growing homebuilder that specializes in quality patio homes specifically designed for those 55 & better.  We strive to provide an outstanding homebuilding experience that results in an exceptional home that facilitates and active and maintenance-free lifestyle centered around wellness.  Caldwell Homes builds 45, 55 & 65’ homes in several top master-planned communities across North Houston and College Station (both age targeted and age restricted).  Caldwell Homes is seeing as purchasing manager to join its growing team.

As the purchasing manager, you will play a key role in the purchasing function. You will represent our brand in the marketplace by fostering a positive environment for customers, prospects and the Team. You will also promote effective and timely communication with sales, construction and vendor partners and support an empathetic approach to customer service. This role requires you to be a proactive problem solver who is engaged with vendor partners on quality execution to ensure that we understand our cost and profitability daily. You will be responsible for a small team where you will drive results and foster a positive team environment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with construction managers, vendors, subcontractors, accounting, and management
  • Ensure Base house budgets and options are correct and updated on a weekly basis.
  • Update Sales team of changes and manage pricing in Brix Sales Module
  • Provide budget reports as needed for leadership team
  • Prepare loan start packages to finance team for bank submittal
  • Set up, manage, and monitor rebate programs with manufacturers
  • Assist in timely payment of completed tasks/deliveries to vendors and trades
  • Recruit/terminate sub-contractors as necessary based on quality, execution, and pricing
  • Maintain positive vendor relations
  • Negotiate vendor and trade pricing
  • Work with management and Architect to develop new floor plans and programming for communities
  • Manage building materials and standard lists by community
  • Manage design center options and selections to ensure that DC is up to date and always accurate
  • Ratify Sales Agreements
  • Manage standards and features and work with marketing on collateral accuracy
  • Establish sales prices per plan and provide updates to leadership team
  • Work with leadership team to plan out starts pace and schedule to reach yearly closing goals
  • Review Operating overhead/invoicing for coding and approval
  • Assist construction with EPO coding and variance codes
  • Manage and create EPO reporting to identify directs vs EPO costs
  • Ensure customer orders are effectively documented and ordered properly on Pos
  • Manage Job Starts Coordinator and Purchasing Agent

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Construction Management or related field of study
  • Demonstrated success in new home construction of at least 5 years
  • At least 2 years of leadership experience
  • Has experience with BRIX, a plus
  • Working knowledge of State and Local building codes
  • Is proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Willingness and ability to meet or exceed customer expectations

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