• Purchasing Manager

    Posted: 07/22/2022

    D.R. Horton, Inc., the largest homebuilder in the U.S., was founded in 1978 and is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. It is engaged in the construction and sale of high quality homes designed principally for the entry-level and first time move-up markets. The Company also provides mortgage financing and title services for homebuyers through its mortgage and title subsidiaries.  Please visit our website at www.drhorton.com for more information.

    D.R. Horton, Inc. is currently looking for a Purchasing Manager. The right candidate will oversee the Purchasing Department and all sourcing for equipment, goods and services.  Responsible to perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spending, seeking the best possible contracts, and finding the most profitable suppliers and vendors.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies
    • Manage bid process for architectural plans to subcontractors and vendors
    • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
    • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
    • Partner with stakeholders to ensure clear requirements documentation
    • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power
    • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
    • Assess, manage and mitigate risks
    • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
    • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
    • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand
    • Create budgets for upcoming projects
    • Manage costs of existing projects
    • Conducts all business in a professional and ethical manner to serve customers and increase the goodwill and profit of the company
    Supervisory Responsibilities                                              
    Directly manages two or more employees in the Purchasing Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
     Education and/or Experience
    • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; preferably in supply Chain Management, Logistics or Business Administration
    • Five to eight years of related experience and/or training as Purchasing Manager, Agent or Officer
    • Proven experience with sourcing, negotiation and vendor management
    • Ability to gather and analyze data
    • Possess strong leadership skills and networking capabilities
    • Ability to effectively present information, respond and draw valid conclusions
    • Displays regular interest in market dynamics along with business sense
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written oral form or via DRH applications
    • Proficiency with MS Office and email
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience and knowledge in JD Edwards a plus
    Come join a winning team with a Fortune 500 company! We are growing fast and are looking for enthusiastic attitudes and team players to join our success. We offer an excellent benefits package including:
    • Medical, Vision and Dental
    • 401(K)
    • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    • Flex Spending Accounts
    • Life Insurance
    • Vacation, Sick, Personal Time and Company Holidays