Purchasing & Estimating Agent

South Carolina Homebuilding Career Opportunities

This position will assist the team with Change Orders, VPO’s, and Custom Options estimates.  This position presents an incredible opportunity with a locally owned and rapidly growing company.  



The position of Purchasing & Estimating Project Manager is an integral part of the P & E Department and will be involved in numerous facets of the Purchasing Department to keep production running seamlessly.  This position is a key point of contact for builders in the field, our Trades, and our Accounting Department.  This position will report directly to the P & E Manger.  This position will assist the team with Change Orders, VPO’s, and Custom Options estimates.  This position presents an incredible opportunity with a locally owned and rapidly growing company.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Create initial and stage release purchase orders for all construction starts

Obtain plot plans and detailed construction drawings for creating of start packages

Process VPO requests from the field for extra material

Process change orders requested by sales

Research and resolve vendor disputes and problem invoices to improve accuracy of bids & takeoffs

Generate or obtain material takeoffs and bids from vendors, enter data, verify accuracy, and maintain information for custom option request

Assist construction personnel in identifying opportunities to improve takeoffs and budgets based on VPOs

Generate projected profit reports at job start and closing

Skills and Knowledge:

Knowledgeable about the residential construction industry including construction cost, materials, products, methods and procedures.

Must have thorough knowledge of the trades, vendors and equipment needed to complete the job, plus the ability to identify potential opportunities for improvement.

Knowledge and familiarity with blueprints, construction drawings and addendums is required.

Experience with doing and verifying takeoffs and unit cost-based purchasing

Ability to multi-task and prioritize several tasks without compromising quality of work or project deadlines.

Proven organization skills in a high paced work environment.

Must be able to use word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, database software, creation of reports and database maintenance.

Ability to review, analyze and interpret information as well as trouble-shoot to solve problems.

Works well with several departments outside of purchasing

Ability to adapt in a changing workplace.

Qualifications:

Local candidates with familiarity of Charleston area preferred

2-4 year degree in Construction or Management is preferred

Prior experience in the homebuilding industry is preferred, either with a homebuilder or a Trade/Supplier