Purchasing Agent Assistant - NV - Las Vegas
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Purchasing Agent Assistant
NV - Las Vegas

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.

JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for day-to-day Purchasing tasks and works closely with Architecture, Sales/Marketing, Studio, and Operations team members. Purchasing department manages supply chain to obtain quality materials and services on time at the best prices. This team interacts with internal and external personnel to communicate expectations and resolve concerns.

Describe the duty/responsibility
Bidding, contracting, negotiating
• Set up communities to bid and contract
• Generate and verify material take offs
• Review/analyze proposals and negotiate costs
• Review plans, research product specifications evaluate/process contracting changes
• Ensure compliance with Energy Star and code updates
Vendor management
• Confirm vendor compliance with plans, specifications, QCC's, and contracts
• Troubleshoot vendor/supplier/production issues
• Resolve payment issues
• Qualify new vendors
Miscellaneous
• Organize and archive Purchasing documentation
• Interact with all levels of internal and external customers in a professional and supportive manner
• Manage time to most effectively meet the department’s goals
• Meet deadlines with complete and accurate information


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education:
Bachelor’s Degree and/or applicable work experience in related field
Experience:
2+ years of General Office Organization, Contract Administration, Administrative Assistance experience
Purchasing experience prreferred
Construction knowledge preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must be able to multi task, prioritize, and meet deadlines, high level of organization required
Need to have the skills required to analyze and make recommendations

Need to possess strong communication and problem solving skills with the ability to negotiate contracts
Must have strong mathematical and statistical aptitude
Must possess the skills and abilities to offer support to management as needed or requested
Strong ability to work within a team-setting, inclusive of other’s ideas, and a willingness to cooperate
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel (basic formulas such as VLOOKUP)
Work Requirements:
Ability to maintain ethical behavior at all times
Periodic travel will be required
Need to be able to work a full work day with additional time after hours if needed



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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