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Purchasing Agent



Software Engineering
Dallas, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Homebound is on a mission to make it possible for anyone, anywhere, to build a home using technology. Created by an experienced team of construction, real estate, design, and technology experts, Homebound is transforming the residential construction industry by improving the costly and inefficient process of building a home.

We’ve created an entirely new way to build homes with technology powering every stage from start to finish to provide a seamless experience for our customers. Homeowners across the country can choose where they want to live, select a home plan that’s perfect for them, then personalize and buy it, all online. Homebound has raised $150M in capital from leading venture capitalists like Google, Khosla, Thrive Ventures, and we’re scaling quickly in places like California, Texas, Colorado and Florida. Come build your future with us.

Homebound is proud to be named one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces of 2023.

Role Overview

Homebound recently launched its Build On Our Lot (BOOL) product, which is essentially an infill building strategy where we will be purchasing 5+ colocated lots (a development) and building single family homes based on Homebound’s ready plan library and pre-curated design packages. Homebound’s BOOL product requires a cross-functional effort from key departments: Procurement, Underwriting, Architecture & Design, Sales, Pre-Construction, and Construction Operations.

The ideal candidate has excellent numerical skills and an analytical mindset, and is eager to contribute to the development of a fast-paced, technology-driven construction company. The ideal candidate also has a well-rounded understanding of supply chains, trade and commodity negotiations, market trends, and trade relationship building. This is an exceptional opportunity for a professional looking to work within a highly talented construction operations group.

As a member of the local Purchasing Team, the Purchasing Agent will be responsible for supporting Homebound’s purchasing process within the overall procurement strategy. The Purchasing Agent is responsible for assisting the local Purchasing Manager In the Infrastructure step or new markets from a Purchasing standpoint including working closely while setting up budgets, completing validation exercises and providing design input and emphasis to the Architecture and Design department from a cost and supply chain point of view. This role reports directly to the local Purchasing Manager.

What You’ll Do

  • Work with Purchasing Manager to build budgets with accurate scopes of work for all new projects
  • Assist in facilitating the distribution of finish end RFPs through Homebound's tech platform as required
  • Collaborate with Architecture and Design team members to develop finish end selection items and offer input based on cost and supply chain availability
  • Develop trade and SKU management tools to properly validate accuracy to plans and scope, track/communicate lead times, and ensure seamless delivery/install in the field
  • Ensure purchase orders are released in accordance with the agreed upon construction schedule where applicable
  • Enter estimates into Homebound’s tech platform to set up new projects
  • Contribute to the library of Homebound scopes of work, unit pricing for materials and labor, and documents relating to trade and supplier contract management
  • Utilize only specified Homebound tech platforms to accomplish your work; always keep company information in software or on platforms specifically approved for purchasing functions
  • Issue management approved Variance Purchase Orders (VPO's) initiated from Construction Operations in accordance with Homebound policies and procedures
  • Perform Budget maintenance and Earned Revenue allocations on all active projects on a weekly basis
  • Partner with Accounting and Construction Operations teams on resolving trade partner related challenges/ issues

What You’ll Bring

  • At least 3 years of Procurement experience in Custom Homebuilding and/or Production Homebuilding environments
  • Demonstrated ability to work across teams, including Growth, Construction Operations, and Finance to solve critical business problems
  • Skilled at using data to inform decision making
  • Strong relationships with vendor community in Dallas
  • Strong background in MS Excel/Google Sheets and able to efficiently organize data using program shortcuts and table creation
  • Analytical, problem-solving, organizational, presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects at once
We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you’re excited about this role, but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply.
Homebound is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other basis forbidden under federal, state, or local law. Homebound considers all qualified applicants in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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