Purchasing Agent

  • Woodside Homes
  • Riverside, CA, USA
  • Jun 30, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Job Description: 

The Purchasing Agent is an essential part of the company’s team. The Purchasing agent plays a critical role in assisting in the development of new product, maintaining a high quality of construction while keeping costs low. The Purchasing Agent collaborates in a cross-functionally-organized environment.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with creating base house budgets.
  • Review and redline plans prior to bid for spec compliance and accuracy.
  • Create, Set up, and maintain new communities to bid in community database.
  • Establish and maintain community documents in the company’s cloud-based community database.
  • Participate in Value Engineering Meetings with Project Managers, consultants and major trades.
  • Assist in spec level and scope of work development. Provide plans.
  • Manage community bid processes, analyzing and negotiating contracts with subcontractors and vendors, awarding contract work, and maintaining bid pricing in the system.
  • Assist in the development of scopes of work, development of new home plans, including construction details.
  • Work with and provide community relevant documentation to the Options Coordinators and Purchasing Coordinators. Support department staff in the generation of pricing agreements, commitment/PO accuracy, budget accuracy, and troubleshoot challenges on a daily basis.
  • Build strong trusting relationships with existing trade partners as well as find, investigate, and retain new reliable trade partners to bolster the company’s portfolio of trade partners.
  • Research and respond to RFI's and general questions from trade partners and project superintendents via various media.
  • Research new and improved materials, colors, manufacturers, processes, specifications, and offerings to deliver increased value to our customers and to keep the division ahead of the competition.
  • Conduct community “kick-off” meetings training sales and construction on plans, specifications, flooring locations, exterior colors pallets and options.
  • Ability to proficiently read and interpret Architectural, MEP, and Structural plans.


Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering, Business or Finance or equivalent applicable experience as a Purchasing agent.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Detail oriented with good follow-up and follow-thru skills.
  • Exceptional organizational capability, including the ability to multi-task.
  • Action-oriented with the drive to push projects and tasks to successful closure.
  • Strong ability to work within a team setting, inclusive of other's ideas and a willingness to cooperate.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Familiarity with or trained in JD Edwards, Sales Simplicity and Hyphen Solutions.
  • Conduct business in a professional and ethical manner to potential buyers, subcontractors, and coworkers.
  • Candidate must be able to flex between work-at-home and work-in-office, as permitted by governmental regulations.
  • Conduct business in a professional and highly ethical manner in order to deliver our buyers, subcontractors and coworkers a great experience.

To Apply: Send Resume to Purchasing Manager at Chris.schrenzenmeier@woodsidehomes.com

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