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Purchasing Agent
Ref No.: 17-01672
Location: Tampa, Florida
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 05/24/2017
Non-negotiable requirements on this position: Construction and homebuilding background

Exciting about this opportunity: Please provide the candidate's current compensation (base + bonus)

Job description
Overview

From the homes we build to the careers we offer, we're about doing things that actually make a difference in your life and the way you live. Meritage Homes is a thriving company that believes in building beautiful, incredibly innovative and energy-efficient homes people adore.

We were the first national top 10 homebuilder to have every home we build be 100% ENERGY STAR® certified. And with more than 90,000 homes built, our focus, since day one, has been to build incredible new homes and communities in prime locations for fantastic prices. But more than anything, we build energy-efficient homes and communities for people who appreciate a home being built the way it can, and should, be built. And for the staff at Meritage Homes that make this all possible, we believe in having the same standards of quality and reward that make for an enjoyable career.

When joining Meritage Homes, you and your career can benefit in a number of ways, including:

An entrepreneurial work environment that encourages creativity and innovative ideas from every level A competitive drive to be the best Pride in delivering a quality product that benefits people and the environment, superior service, and exceptional value Top-notch benefits The opportunity to further your career in a growing national organization Team atmosphere where every individual is considered a vital asset

Qualifications

Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Purchasing Agent in the Construction Industry, preferably in homebuilding.
Exceptional computer skills in Microsoft Excel and Word; JD Edward & Build Pro experience a plus.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints and other construction documents Enjoy fast paced, high volume work environment Attention to Detail, and highly organized Strong Negotiation skills Work well with other members of the Meritage Homes team, as well as being able to work independently.

Responsibilities

Meritage Homes is looking for a Purchasing Agent to support our Tampa Division.

This person will:

Research and resolve Vendor disputes; including product or pricing issues, and invoice and contract discrepancies and coordinate pricing adjustments when necessary Build and maintain effective relationships with trade partners to better meet bidding and production requirements Work collaboratively with other departments, including land development, construction, marketing, finance, and design, to ensure all internals goals and deadlines are met Communicate product changes to Sales, Construction, and Subcontractors Initiate bid events with subcontractors, perform bid analysis, and create and compile contract confirmations as well as all backup as necessary for audit compliance Assist in base cost and option price analysis Assist in reviewing house budgets to verify accurate base house and margin costs Assist in end-of-month cost-off process to get accruals for current month closings The ideal candidate is someone who has a construction background in homebuilding, familiar with estimating, and is ready for the next phase in their career.