Purchasing Agent
WCI Communities - Bonita Springs, FL

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WCI Communities creates amenity-rich, master-planned lifestyle communities, catering to primary, retirement and second-home buyers. Dedicated to product and service excellence as a People First® certified company, WCI offers traditional single and multi-family home choices with prices from the mid-$100,000s to just under $1 million. In addition to homebuilding and development, WCI generates revenues from its Prudential Florida Realty business, the second largest residential realty company in Florida; its Wells Fargo-affiliated mortgage services; insurance and title services, and its recreational amenities, as well as through land sales and joint ventures. For more information, visit www.WCICommunities.com.

Establish competitive and sustainable cost structures through detailed understanding, evaluation and negotiation of key cost elements. Support product quality and cost goals through the placement and ongoing development of highly proficient trade partners. Support sales through the development and implementation of effective product specification and option programs.

Work with trade partners to establish cost visibility and detailed quantification support in all major cost categories.

Qualify material and labor hour counts. Establish field audit program to continuously improve our material accuracy.

Work with trade partners and the construction team to identify and eliminate process inefficiencies and product waste.

Facilitate the bidding and contracting process.

Facilitated new community and plan buy-outs.

Assist in the development, maintenance and enforcement of scopes of work.

Assist in the resolution of daily trade partner and construction issues.

Analyze, audit and maintain house cost budgets.

Work with the product design team to evaluate and reduce product build cost through “Value Engineering”.

Establish effective buying programs to ensure competitive material acquisition costs.

Assist the Purchasing Manager and the JD Edwards database manager in the development and issuance of effective and accurate purchase orders and detailed contract back-up.

Assist in monthly and quarterly reporting

Assist with extra purchase order reviews and approvals.

Assist in the development and implementation of product specification and option programs.

Help train internal customers (Sales, Design Studio, Marketing, Construction and Warranty) on specifications of products used, community specifications and option programs.

Facilitate document and records management to ensure proficient department auditing.

Perform take-offs for all major categories to be used in Trade Partner negotiations.

Establish and modify estimating templates to collect key data for negotiations.

Additional Requirements:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

2 years of relevant work experience with a minimum of 1 year as a purchasing agent (preferred)

Large builder experience preferred.

Ability to understand income statements, balance sheets and cost structures

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Must be able to self-manage and set priorities.

Must be able to effectively manage multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously.

Must be well organized with excellent follow-through.

Ability to establish and analyze data points to support key points of negotiation.

Must understand homebuilding construction processes and practices.

Ability to negotiate and establish cost transparency.

Ability to work effectively with construction and trade partner teams.

Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office products.

Proficient in reading plans, performing takeoffs, and working with product design teams.

JD Edwards system experience is a plus.


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WCI Communities develops luxury residential communities and homes in Florida. Founded in 1946, it caters primarily to retirement and...