Purchasing Agent in Houston, Texas

LHH

Houston, Texas

Direct Hire

LHH is hiring immediately for a Purchasing Agent in Houston, Tx! (Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm Hybrid) with pay starting at $60k!

Summary of Position

The Purchasing Agent 1 will use discretion and independent judgment to negotiate pricing and rebate agreements with major suppliers and contractors, manage vendor/product improvements and changes, facilitate the set-up of new Company subdivisions, resolve disputes with suppliers and rectify vendor and product issues in the field, and establish pricing and costs for estimating. This position communicates frequently with the Vice President and Senior Vice President of Purchasing, construction personnel and other departments as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in negotiating pricing and rebate agreements with major vendors/contractors; periodically adjust labor rates as necessary.
  • Assist with special projects including vendor/product improvements and changes.
  • Inform construction personnel regarding vendor and product issues and liaise with vendors as needed to resolve disputes; timely rectify issues as warranted.
  • Establish pricing and costs to be used by the Estimating Department.
  • Assist in the setup of all new subdivisions by inputting labor rates and vendor selections.
  • Review pricing to ensure accuracy.
  • Compare and evaluate market for new, potential contractors/vendors.
  • Periodically perform other assigned duties including:
  • Assist with annual contract and addendum updates.
  • Assist in Purchasing changes with the Estimating Department.
  • Perform field studies to ensure subcontractor/vendor compliance.
  • Perform competition studies.
  • Prepare memoranda on policy and material changes.
  • Review Marketing materials such as Subdivision Feature Sheets and Homeowners Manuals.
  • Participate in Department-wide projects and provide general support as needed.
  • Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Business or a Construction related field.
  • Preferred 0-2 years of experience in purchasing, operations or estimating.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of estimating and purchasing principles as well as residential construction practices and materials.
  • Must be able to read blueprints.
  • Effective negotiating skills.
  • Availability to travel as needed in Houston and other Texas markets.
  • Demonstrated computer skills to include experience with Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Current, valid Driver’s License with acceptable driving record and reliable transportation
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

    To read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please navigate to https://www.lhh.com/us/en/candidate-privacy

    The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

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    Purchasing Agent

    LHH

    16 days ago

    Direct Hire

    Houston, Texas

    LHH is hiring immediately for a Purchasing Agent in Houston, Tx! (Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm Hybrid) with pay starting at $60k!

    Summary of Position

    The Purchasing Agent 1 will use discretion and independent judgment to negotiate pricing and rebate agreements with major suppliers and contractors, manage vendor/product improvements and changes, facilitate the set-up of new Company subdivisions, resolve disputes with suppliers and rectify vendor and product issues in the field, and establish pricing and costs for estimating. This position communicates frequently with the Vice President and Senior Vice President of Purchasing, construction personnel and other departments as needed.

    Responsibilities:

  • Assist in negotiating pricing and rebate agreements with major vendors/contractors; periodically adjust labor rates as necessary.
  • Assist with special projects including vendor/product improvements and changes.
  • Inform construction personnel regarding vendor and product issues and liaise with vendors as needed to resolve disputes; timely rectify issues as warranted.
  • Establish pricing and costs to be used by the Estimating Department.
  • Assist in the setup of all new subdivisions by inputting labor rates and vendor selections.
  • Review pricing to ensure accuracy.
  • Compare and evaluate market for new, potential contractors/vendors.
  • Periodically perform other assigned duties including:
  • Assist with annual contract and addendum updates.
  • Assist in Purchasing changes with the Estimating Department.
  • Perform field studies to ensure subcontractor/vendor compliance.
  • Perform competition studies.
  • Prepare memoranda on policy and material changes.
  • Review Marketing materials such as Subdivision Feature Sheets and Homeowners Manuals.
  • Participate in Department-wide projects and provide general support as needed.
  • Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Business or a Construction related field.
  • Preferred 0-2 years of experience in purchasing, operations or estimating.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of estimating and purchasing principles as well as residential construction practices and materials.
  • Must be able to read blueprints.
  • Effective negotiating skills.
  • Availability to travel as needed in Houston and other Texas markets.
  • Demonstrated computer skills to include experience with Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Current, valid Driver’s License with acceptable driving record and reliable transportation
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

    To read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please navigate to https://www.lhh.com/us/en/candidate-privacy

    The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

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