Manpower Group Purchasing Agent in Denver, Colorado

This position is being recruited by ManpowerGroup Solutions, RPO, on behalf of KB Home. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

KB Home, a Fortune 1000 NYSE company and one of America's premier homebuilders, has an immediate employment opportunity available. The Company operates in 10 states across the nation from California to Florida.

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home's unique homebuilding approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. As a leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, all KB homes are highly energy efficient and meet strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines. This helps to lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). KB Home has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award winner for five straight years and a WaterSense© Partner of the Year for four consecutive years.

JOB SUMMARY: Facilitate the day-to-day community level purchasing task, including the following: Bidding - accurately and thoroughly bid and contract communities so the best market costs are received, accurate budgets are reported and maintained. Contracting - ensure all contracts, job start and other purchasing items are accurate, thorough, completed and distributed by the scheduled due dates. Interact with appropriate internal and external personnel to clearly and thoroughly communicate proper standards and expectations and respond to and resolve any concerns.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

Bidding/Negotiating of New Communities:

  • Create and Set-up new community/category to bid in the SharePoint/KBTPO Vendor Database. Communicate Spec Level & Scopes of work and coordinate plans.

  • Research and respond to questions from bidders Via email and/or phone calls.

  • Negotiate any contracts to include base and options per management directive.

Maintaining active communities:

  • Respond to calls/emails from Construction regarding contracts, plans, trade performance and misc. questions, etc.

  • Respond to calls/emails fromSsubcontractors regarding contracts, field concerns, etc.

  • Negotiate and prepare contract change requests for review and approval by Purchasing Manager/VP Operations and VP of Finance.

  • CMF and FPO's (Primary)

  • FMI's (Secondary)

  • Coordinate field meetings (as necessary).

  • Manage/train Vendor On-Boarding and continuous training.

  • Set up, maintain and protect all documents on Vendor Database to include plans, sub lists, community information, Specifications, SOW, and documentation, etc. Ensure accuracy, update as necessary and ensure everything is current.

  • Reporting - Review and address issues in Open Commitment Reports and Duplicate Commitment Reports.

Work with Internal Employees and External Subcontractors:

Internal:

  • VP Operations (as needed) - provide support and facilitate any special request.

  • Purchasing Manager (daily) - communicate work progress and any outstanding issues.

  • Construction (daily) - provide support for any concerns regarding subcontractor, scopes and contracts.

  • All Other departments (Finance, Sales, Marketing, etc.) - provide support as needed.

External:

  • Subcontractors (daily) - provide support regarding questions or concerns with contracts, scopes, production.

Education:

High School Diploma or GED required. Accounting, Business and/or Construction Management degree is helpful but not necessary

Experience:

Residential Construction knowledge or experience with an aptitude for technology. Residential Purchasing and Contruction experience preferred. Minimum of 2 years of Contract Administration and negotiation experience in residential homebuilding.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to maintain the highest Ethical behavior

  • Self-motivated and able to work in a collectively responsible team environment.

  • Ability to stay organized and manages priorities in an efficient manner.

  • Possess strong negotiation skills and experience

  • Proficient in using MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook {mandatory}, AS/400 experience preferred.

  • Exceptional communication skills necessary, both written and verbal; detail oriented with good follow-up and follow-thru skills.

  • Good people and problem solving skills required

Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program, bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team. Diversity is important to KB Home!