• Purchasing Manager - Northern California

    Thomas James Homes
    Job Description
    Purchasing Manager-Northern California
    TJH is the nation’s largest single lot infill builder specializing in urban scattered lot development where we buy a single house and build one new house in its place. Having sold over $1bb of homes in Los Angeles, we are recognized as the national leader. With offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Jose, Redwood City, and Seattle, we are growing our product offerings to build for consumers.

    Thomas James Homes is currently seeking a Purchasing Manager to join our Purchasing team. You will be working on multiple residential projects within the Peninsula and South Bay areas. You will be responsible for managing our custom home purchasing sector as well as taking part in our production sector by bidding out plans, qualifying and negotiating bids, and awarding and contracting subcontractors. You will also coordinate and build relationships with homeowners, subcontractors, and other TJH departments.
    What You’ll Do:
    • Create, Organize, and Maintain homeowner upgrade requests as it relates to costs.
    • Maintain and manage upgrade pricing in buyer catalog.
    • Distribute bid packages with accurate scopes of work.
    • Qualify all proposals to ensure bids are accurate and follow the scope of work, design package, architectural plans, and/or buyer requests.
    • Negotiate pre-sale upgrades with subcontractors and issue contracts.
    • Ensure all client changes and selections are obtainable and implemented into the schematics and purchase orders are issued before cutoff. Ensure Area Managers and Project Manager have been notified.
    • Work with Project Managers, Area Managers, Land Development, Land, and Designers to maintain flow of information to and from the field.
    • Build and maintain strong working relationships with the subcontractors and homeowners.
    • Communicate with field and office management regularly.
    • Provide support to senior management and other departments as needed.
    • Prepare/process contractual documents and Purchase Orders.
    • Investigate research and resolve problems with billing and/or missing paperwork for subcontractors as it relates to homeowner upgrades.
    • Exercise initiative in organizing and completing assigned tasks according to established guidelines, safety standards and procedures, deadlines and department parameters.
    • Solve problems by using good judgement based upon knowledge, experience, and common sense.
    • Work with designers to obtain and review pricing for all buyer requested upgrades.
    Experience, Accountability, & Qualifications:
    • Demonstrates a commitment to the TJH Company Culture and Core Competencies.
    • 3-5 years of Purchasing experience strongly preferred.
    • Self-motivated with excellent time management skills.
    • Ability to efficiently use computer systems including Microsoft Office Suite-Excel, Word, Outlook, etc. as well as Salesforce.
    • High attention to detail and organization when reviewing customization options for homeowner requested changes is a must.
    • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines and work under pressure.
    • Must be able to communicate effectively over the phone, via email messages, and in person. with managers, agencies, consultants, vendors, subcontractors, homeowners, and all coworkers.
    • Exercises initiative in organizing and completing assigned tasks according to established guidelines, procedures, deadlines, and department parameters.
    • Ability to work on multiple projects at one time.
    • Demonstrates an assertive attitude while maintaining a respectful working relationship between subcontractors, designers, project managers, and area managers.
    • Solves problems by using judgement based upon knowledge of construction schedules, management policies and departmental practices and procedures.
    • Ability to read architectural plans a plus.
    • Must live in the bay area.
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