Career Opportunities

Job Title:
Purchasing Agent - Cal North Division


·       5-7 years of Purchasing experience

·       Bachelor’s degree in Construction or related field

Other Skills/Abilities:

·       Thorough construction knowledge and costs analysis

·       Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with other builders, consultants, industry professionals, government agencies, and trade partners

·       Solves problems by using judgement based upon knowledge of existing products and specifications, management policies, and departmental practices and procedures

·       Excellent interpersonal and extra personal communication skills

·       Resolves Trade Partner issues with a win-win focus and long-term strategy

·       Fast, accurate computer skills (MS Office, JDE, Hyphen/BuildPro, Envision, Sales Simplicity, etc.)


 Essential Job Functions

·       Contracting – Bid, negotiate, and contract Trades for work to be performed on new communities, new plans, and any specification changes to existing communities, etc.

·       New Community Openings – Coordinate with Sales, Marketing, Designers, and Construction teams to ensure that model design and construction are contracted on schedule and that all community start-up information & material is in place

·       Direct Costs Management and Improvement/Value Engineering – Manage and improve direct costs through regular budget and EPO reviews; improve direct costs by coordinating with the Trade Partners to research and implement Value Engineering ideas

·       Option Margin - Maximize option revenue through regular option margin reviews and analysis of Design Center information

·       Trade Partner Payment/Relationships - Work closely with Trade Partners to establish and build relationships; resolve any concerns of Trade Partners regarding proper payment or execution per contract

Additional Job Duties:

·       Model the Woodside Values and culture

·       Participate in Value Engineering Meetings with Project Managers, consultants and major trades

·       Prepare Preliminary Product Specifications for new projects to meet the specified spec level and budget considerations. Match existing standard specifications for products, materials, and details to ensure consistency throughout all projects

·       Coordinate with the Purchasing Manager in the preparation of budgets in a timely manner

·       Prepare contracts, contract change orders, and purchase orders. Ensure that contract documents are signed by the subcontractors prior to start of work

·       Ensure frame walk changes are clearly communicated to trade partners and contracts are updated timely and accurately to reflect all changes

·       Establish and manage option pricing for each community with the options team

·       Work with the design center, sales, trade partners and field team members regarding any community option issues that arise and resolve issues promptly

·       Work with the option team in creating and updating options and product specifications

·       Order sample material needed for design center and sales offices

·       Ability to proficiently read and interpret Architectural, MEP, and Structural plans

Salary Range:
DOE and competitive