Position Filled

We are seeking an experienced Sr. Purchasing Agent for a fast growing national homebuilder in the Charlotte, NC market.  Experience as a Purchasing Agent or Estimator in the homebuilding industry is required as this builder is growing fast.  The position will report directly to the VP of Purchasing.

Local and non-local Purchasing Agent candidates will be considered but candidates local to Charlotte are preferred.  The comp, benefits, and opportunity for personal and professional growth are very strong for this opportunity.


  • Work with trade partners to establish cost visibility and detailed quantification support in all major cost categories.
  • Qualify material and labor hour counts. Establish field audit program to continuously improve our material accuracy.
  • Work with trade partners and the construction team to identify and eliminate process inefficiencies and product waste.
  • Facilitate the bidding and contracting process.
  • Facilitate new community and plan buy-outs.
  • Assist in the development, maintenance, and enforcement of scopes of work.
  • Assist in the resolution of daily trade partner and construction issues.
  • Analyze, audit, and maintain house cost budgets.
  • Work with the product design team to evaluate and reduce product build cost through “Value Engineering”.
  • Establish effective buying programs to ensure competitive material acquisition costs.
  • Assist the Purchasing Manager and the Newstar database manager in the development and issuance of effective and accurate purchase orders and detailed contract back-up.
  • Assist in monthly and quarterly reporting.
  • Assist with extra purchase order reviews and approvals.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of product specification and option programs.
  • Help train internal customers (Sales, Design Studio, Marketing, Construction, and Warranty) on specifications of products used, community specifications, and option programs.
  • Facilitate document and records management to ensure proficient department auditing.
  • Perform take-offs for all major categories to be used in Trade Partner negotiations.
  • Establish and modify estimating templates to collect key data for negotiations.


  • Previous Purchasing or Estimating Experience in the Homebuilding Industry – either with a builder or large supplier
  • Must be highly proficient in Excel
  • Candidate must be highly analytical
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and construction documents
  • Candidate must be detail oriented
  • Must be a team player with a strong sense of urgency
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Must have excellent overall computer skills, including Microsoft Office products
  • Must have the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Newstar Experience is a plus
  • Build Pro Experience is a plus


  • Health Care – Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • 401(K) with Company Matching Contributions
  • Vacation & Company Holidays
  • Employee Home Purchase Discount Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Charlotte, NC

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