Job Title Purchasing Manager / Agent
Date Posted 1/30/2018
Location Napa, CA
Min Salary $80,000.00
Max Salary $125,000.00
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Min Experience 2 Years
Position Id EB-2071815703
Job Description


Sequence has been exclusively retained and is currently seeking a Purchasing Manager or Senior Agent for one of the states most respected niche production homebuilder that is now establishing a new divisional operation in the Santa Rosa / Napa Valley Marketplace. This is a full time direct hire position slated for immediate hire.


The purchasing manager / agent role will source, negotiate, and contract with vendors, maintain competitive bid process, monitor job cost reports, evaluate subcontractor performance, develop and maintain budgets, recruit and supervise all personnel within department. Supported by corporate operations, this person must have a thorough working knowledge of quality cost estimation, value engineering, strong leadership, and negotiating skills.

Key Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Develops specifications for bidding purposes. Negotiates pricing and contract terms, ensuring contracts meet legal requirements.

  • Reviews construction documents, plans, and specifications to identify and implement cost savings opportunities.

  • Sources and selects vendors for new projects as well as replacements for existing projects.

  • Ensures vendors meet pre-qualification criteria.

  • Manages department processes and procedures to ensure quality and efficiency; reassign department workload as necessary.

  • Reviews, selects, and modifies options and upgrades offered at new communities based on input from Vendors, Sales & Marketing, and the Design Center.

  • Directly manages purchasing agents and options coordinator.

  • Investigates and resolves conflicts between vendors and field staff.

  • Provides updated reports to Division President, Corporate Director of Purchasing and Senior Management regarding budget, project progression, etc.

  • Interacts regularly with Sales & Marketing, Construction, Accounting, and Land departments.

The key position, working directly under divisional leadership, would be charged with taking on purchasing and hand-off of project efforts to field construction personnel; essentially from initial scope, to bid, and through subcontractor/vendor contracting and final purchasing.

In addition to hands on purchasing, the position also serves as the vital office connect and support to project managers and field personnel on all endeavors. Additionally, participating in vendor and subcontractor development support thru relationship and capacity building. Projects will be based in the Napa Valley and Bay Area with some regional travel.

The right match to the opportunity would be an individual with background in Construction, Engineering, Architecture or related field. Prior Residential Homebuilding, preferably with production construction, or understanding of those types of construction processes are essential. Though an individual with past homebuilding or customer build experience that is now in a different area of construction related purchasing and can make the transition back to the domain would be considered.


This could be the ideal position for a senior level professional seeking to find a long-term home with a thriving organization that is stable and has a wealth of challenging and high-profile work ahead of them. It could also be the right place for a talented entry to mid-level professional with skills and experience who is now seeking to take on a challenge and step up in responsibility with a larger organization where they can carve out their own purchasing operation.

While ownership is looking for the right fit, they are also willing to invest time into development and mentorship. This role serves as one of the key players in the organizations new division and is in the leadership circle for that operation. They consider the role a vital and critical resource to their regional success as they take on large scale building efforts.

Key to understand though is that there are support structure resources available from corporate operations for purchasing.

So, while the desire is to find someone that is technically proficient, key will be the having existing relationship or ability to develop subcontractor and vendor relationships in this tight construction marketplace and environment. This means a capable purchasing manager or agent that can hit the ground running is of the highest priority. This includes being able to mentor staff and enhance the current in-house estimating system.

The company offers competitive compensation and relocation support can be provided to the right individual.

Progression and other profit opportunities would also be available. Anything can be structured for the right professional.

Apply here, through our corporate website at: Or, please submit resume to:

Sequence Staffing
2008 Opportunity Drive, Suite 150
Roseville, CA 95678
Phone: 916-782-6900