Division President - NC - Raleigh / Durham
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Division President
NC - Raleigh / Durham

KB Home, a Fortune 1000 NYSE company and one of America's premier homebuilders, has an immediate employment opportunity available. The Company operates in 10 states across the nation from California to Florida.

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home's unique homebuilding approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. As a leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, all KB homes are highly energy efficient and meet strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines. This helps to lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). KB Home has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award winner for five straight years and a WaterSense© Partner of the Year for four consecutive years.

KB Home is currently seeking a Division President. The Division President will provide overall leadership and direction to the division, holding full profit and loss responsibility and ensuring maximum division performance. The Division President will set strategic direction, optimize operational performance, develop and promote talent within the division, and ensure the highest quality product and consistency with the KB brand, processes and systems.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring excellent customer satisfaction. Drive a culture of accountability that is focused on quality and customer satisfaction and based on the company?s extraordinary customer service standards. Personally deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction to external and internal customers. Ensure that Sales, Purchasing, Studio and Construction are all setting proper expectations of not only KB?s customers but their contractors and own staff as well.

  • Develop and ensure a targeted market strategy based on market surveys. Ensure the development of product lines across all desirable price points and that this pipeline supports high growth and market dominance. Ensure the price/value positioning inherent in KB?s business model.

  • Support and ensure operating excellence. Champion the merits of KB?s business model. Ensure the use of KB?s processes and systems, and reliance upon them to conduct and manage the business. Establish and communicate measurable goals and assess performance of every function against these goals. Lead a culture that values metrics and demonstrates a strong results orientation.

  • Attract, develop and retain the best people. Create leadership at every level by building a strong, deep bench below the functional leaders and hold those leaders accountable for doing the same. Create and implement development plans and consistently execute against the HR strategic plan. Celebrate victories and consistently raise the bar on performance requirements for your team.

  • Take absolute ownership for the business and performance. Establish aggressive goals for the organization and frequently review actual performance against goals. Drive specific division metrics including annual unit growth, pretax income and pretax return on investment.

  • Protect and promote the KB Brand. Ensure that KB Home is viewed as the market leader in community involvement and industry participation. Build strategic relationships and a network of business contacts. Represent the company as a business and civic leader to the public, media and local government offices. Communicate consistent and accurate messages, combining local expertise and plans with companywide positions and strategies.

  • Foster an environment in which all operational, land, purchasing and inventory records and budgets are accurate and up to date at all times.

  • Be the expert in your marketplace. Keep current on market trends and react quickly.

    Requirements:

    An undergraduate degree in construction, business or management is required.

    Must currently be in the role of Division President leading a residential production homebuilder who is building over 600 units per year with full P & L responsibility. Demonstrated expertise in leading and managing a successful, growing residential development business. Demonstrated management and leadership skills. The ability to recruit, retain and motivate an exceptional team across all functions. A track record of establishing development plans ensuring the ability to promote from within. Experience establishing and executing on growth oriented strategic business plans. Use of and comfort with survey information to drive decisions regarding product selection and pricing. A strong understanding of finance, to drive the profitable growth of the division. Demonstrated track record of maintaining excellent customer satisfaction and quality levels. Experience driving to operational excellence, including efficient delivery of homes and relationships with outside contractors and financing arms. Demonstrated track record of integrating into the community, building the brand and reputation of the company.

    Personal characteristics must include; Outstanding leadership and management skills. The ability to plan, prioritize and execute, while motivating and energizing the team.The ability to work in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment. Professional maturity, business acumen, intellectual horsepower, excellent judgment, integrity, strategic thinking skills and good interpersonal skills are all essential. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. A strong ability to quickly build rapport, credibility and relationships with management and employees at all levels. A high energy and self-confident style, leaving ego at the door.

    Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program, bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team. Diversity is important to KB Home!

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