Purchasing Agent II (FIELD)
PulteGroup, Inc - Schaumburg, IL

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The Illinois Division of PulteGroup, Inc. has an immediate need for a Purchasing Agent II. This position is responsible for entering into negotiations with suppliers by reviewing terms and conditions, contract formulation, and any supplier management conditions affecting the division.


Provide accurate and timely local supplier contracting based on defined category selection criteria (i.e., cost, quality, productivity, service)
Manage supplier performance monitoring within the division (i.e., cost, quality, productivity, service) ¾
                      National: manage compliance to agreements, scopes, etc. ¾
                      Local: manage and execute contract agreements consistent with sourcing guidelines
                      Collaborate with Design, Scheduling, Field Operations and Process Improvement
                      Manage supplier relationships and assist in resolving issues and conflicts related to daily Trade Partner activities
                      Maintain all applicable databases (Purchase Pro, DMTs, etc.) used in developing the cost and quantity estimates
                      Verify estimates of costs and quantities of residential products using comparative and differential estimating techniques
                      Responsible for Trade Partner Key Performance Indicator (KPI) measurement and validation
                      Performs analysis of Trade Partner data submissions and manages impact of commodity fluctuations
                      Communicate completed estimates to the construction personnel, trade subcontractors and vendors (Purchase Pro)
                      Develop material and labor optimization solutions using Value Engineering tools and methodology
                      Control trade category costs by utilizing zone tools and methodologies
                      Develop and implement division specific tools and methodologies
                      for estimating and controlling trade category costs as required
                      Assist zone estimating in methodology development and optimization
                      Develop scopes and standard operating procedures that assure Trade Partner compliance with Pulte construction standards, local, state and national building codes, and safety regulations
                      Complete necessary customer option estimates
                      Follow Pulte business processes for supplier management
                      Contribute as subject matter expert for the Category Manager (if assigned)
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                      REQUIRED EDUCATION

                      (degree, licenses, certifications, etc.)
                      • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent ISCM accreditation preferred

                      REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

                      (work related, tools/equipment, software, etc.):
                      • Related Functional Experience: Minimum 3 years
                      • Time in position: Minimum 6 months to 1 year as Purchasing Agent I
                      • Business acumen including understanding the impact of purchasing costs on income statements, balance sheets, and cost structures
                      • Purchasing and supply chain experience
                      • Ability to negotiate in a cost transparent environment
                      • Ability to develop and improve vendor partnerships
                      • Construction knowledge
                      • Ability to work in continuous improvement environment
                      • Category expertise and ability to positively influence and lead others outside of Division and Purchasing (COC/SME)

                      Job Purchasing
                      Primary Location IL - Schaumburg

                      Organization Illinois
                      Schedule Full-time

                      Unposting Date Ongoing

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