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Purchasing Manager

Job Description:

Welcome is changing the way people buy real estate, and we want you to help build Welcome! We are a fast-growing, venture-backed startup building new homes that are purchased online, customized, and delivered in six months at an incredible value. 


We are looking for a Purchasing Manager to support the Director of Construction Management. You will be an intricate part to the construction management department and have the opportunity and responsibility to grow out the logistics and procurement division. This will be very fast moving and require you to immediately take ownership of procurement, which will require you to proactively work cross functionally with multiple departments such as construction management, design, architecture, and web development - so strong organization and communication is extremely vital to the success of this role. We need you to source all the products the design team selects and find multiple vendors that offer the products with the associated price and delivery timelines.  In addition you will work with the web team to build out our internal app to streamline the process. To excel in this role you’ll need to have strong vendor relationships and be incredibly organized to manage purchasing and delivery for our Northeast segment of builds. 

Job Description:

  • Establish and maintain relationships with suppliers and manufacturers to obtain competitive pricing for materials supplied by Welcome Homes.

  • Work with current suppliers and manufacturers to reduce build costs.

  • Order and track material for each home under construction and manage delivery based on construction schedule.

  • Manage overage or shortages of materials for each build to hone in on exact quantity for all building materials.

  • Work with the dev team to establish a streamlined process for ordering materials for each home.

  • Collaborate with the Architectural Team to establish takeoffs and quantities for each model.

  • Ongoing communication with the Design Team to understand the products you will be ordering and to way in on availability and pricing.

  • Value engineer products to not compromise Design Team’s aesthetic and make recommendations to the Design Team for cost efficient alternatives.

What You’ll Need:

  • Considerable procurement experience and strong knowledge of multiple product vendors.

  • Understanding of every product that goes into a home.

  • Ground up new home construction management.

  • Proficiency reading construction documents.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • To be considerably detail oriented. 

  • Proficient with G-Suite (Sheets, Docs, etc).

  • A proactive approach to procedure implementation and problem solving.

  • A passion to utilize technology to drive an old industry into the modern era. 

  • Ability to be adaptable to varying situations in homebuilding.

Every Employee Receives:

  • Competitive salary

  • Stock options

  • Unlimited vacation policy

  • Full health benefits

  • New laptop and office supplies for a WFH setup*

  • $50/month towards online fitness apps or gym memberships

  • $1,000/year towards continuing education

*Optional: We offer every employee the option to own all equipment purchases through our 50/50 program. The company will contribute 50% towards the laptop’s total price and the employee will pay for the remaining 50% and will own it.

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Purchasing Manager
Full Time | Hybrid | New York, NY

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Who We Are:

Welcome Homes makes it easier and more affordable for home buyers to build a newly constructed home without having to deal with delays and all of the headaches of coordinating with contractors, architects, and the many parties involved. We handle it all and streamline the entire process for the home owner from land selection to construction!

The upside potential for Welcome Homes is limitless. Home construction is one of the hardest operational challenges to scale and our vision is to offer Welcome homes on a global level. We are placing a massive bet to disrupt the world's largest asset class - residential real estate - to provide home buyers an experience that they finally deserve.

Leadership Principles:

Empowerment at any level - Give people more responsibility and let them surprise you - Investments into Personal Growth - Transparency - Love our customers