Purchasing Agent - NV - Las Vegas
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Purchasing Agent
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.

A Purchasing Agent conducts the following purchasing procedures:  bid evaluation, negotiation between vendors, contractor selection, and contract documentation.  This position manages all contracts, work orders, purchase orders and expense controls, with the ultimate goal of securing the best value at a fair and reasonable cost.

PURCHASING PROCESS
Responsible for implementing the purchasing process:
• Establish material take-off’s and cost estimates
• Evaluate subcontractors
• Request and review all bids
• Conduct effective negotiations to achieve desired results
• Strive for regulation of fair and reasonable contracts
• Make final decision and deliver professional contract awards
• Facilitate documentation of bids
• Ensure contract administration process flows efficiently 
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
• Aggressively streamline the labor and material supply chain with the construction team
• Seek out and eliminate waste in processes, materials and pricing
• Leverage national contracts and other economies of scale for division use
OPTIONS
• Manage sales and studio option maintenance and creation
• Ensure options database is updated to reflect changes and upgrades on a consistent basis
NEW PRODUCT PLANS
• Manage new plan maintenance and development with KB Architecture

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education
High School Diploma required
Associate or Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Business, Accounting, Communications, or related field.

Experience
Purchasing Agent:  3+ years of progressive experience with material and/or trade partner procurement
Sr. Purchasing Agent: 6+ years of progressive experience with material and/or trade partner procurement

• Prior real estate experience, preferably in the homebuilding field preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• General knowledge of residential construction and the components needed to construct single family and multi-family homes.
• Need to have the skills required to analyze direct cost to maintain or improve budgets.
• Must be able to multi task and meet deadlines, high level of organization required.
• Need to possess strong communication and problem solving skills with the ability to negotiate contracts that will support the division needs.  
• Display a cooperative attitude at all times.
• Must have strong mathematical and statistical aptitude.
• Interact with all levels of internal and external customers in a professional and supportive manner.
• Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
• Strong experience in using various computerized systems, including MSOffice
• AS400 System Experience preferred

 

 

 

 



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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