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Purchasing & Estimating Agent

Company: New Leaf Builders
Location: Johns Island
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: $60,000New Leaf Builders is a locally rooted homebuilder experiencing rapid growth and new opportunities to join our growing team of passionate, talented professionals. We value innovation, collaboration, integrity and quality craftsmanship in everything we create and are looking for a Purchasing & Estimating Agent to contribute to our team. The right candidate will bid on new projects, maintain scopes of work, track blueprints and design changes, etc. The Purchasing & Estimating Agent will purchase goods and services according to departmental and organizational policies and procedures. The Purchasing & Estimating Agent position also entails operations and customer service in a fast-paced environment that requires using established procedures to be successful. If you share our core values of kindness, honesty and integrity and are passionate about helping homeowners create the spaces where they create memories, we would like to hear from you.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Solicit bids
  • Pre-qualify subcontractors
  • Setup and monitor option costs and sales prices
  • Maintain and update current budgets
  • Perform quantity take-offs to prepare detailed estimates in accordance with drawings and specifications
  • Interpret architectural drawings and specifications to determine project requirements
  • Utilize MarkSystems to create accurate work orders and purchase orders
    • Accurate Estimation of material needed
    • Completion of limited material takeoffs
      • Spread revised bids and obtain approval for any price increases
      • Prepare direct costs analysis and variances for review
      • Input original Direct Costs budget
      • Execute lot starts and final proof all unit costs
      • Evaluates vendors based on price, reliability, capability, and previous transaction history.
      • Works with vendors to negotiate volume and cash transaction discounts, and other available discounts.
      • Ensures that purchasing documents are complete and accurate and include appropriate and reasonable terms and conditions.
      • Maintains pricing histories and other vendor records.
      • Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Skills/Abilities:
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with proven negotiation skills.
        • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
        • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
        • Thorough understanding of purchasing procedures and policies.
        • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
        • Ability to navigate and utilize MarkSystems software.
        • Ability to complete limited material takeoffs and accurate material estimation.Education and Experience:
          • Bachelors degree in related field highly preferred.
          • At least two years of purchasing experience required.Physical Requirements:
            • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
            • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
            • May require travel.

Keywords: New Leaf Builders, Charleston , Purchasing & Estimating Agent, Sales , Johns Island, South Carolina

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