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Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager

Keystone Homes

Position Overview:
Keystone Homes is looking for a full-time, in-office, Purchasing Manager to join our team. This position requires a growth-minded, positive individual with a proactive mindset that wants to make a large impact on a well-established 35-year-old company. Keystone Homes has established itself as one of the premier development firms within the emerging residential Build-to-Rent (BTR) industry and has well established great reputation in building and selling new single-family homes. This person will have the unique opportunity to be involved with many aspects of the homebuilding business including BTR communities owned by Keystone, “move-up for-sale" home communities, and BTR communities that are strategic partnerships with other primary owners.

Job Functions:

Vendor / Trade Partnership Management

  • Maintain vendor / trade partner database with current entity information, contact information and understanding scope capabilities for each company
  • Maintain legacy partnerships with companies that have worked with Keystone for 30+ years and foster new relationships with new trade partners and suppliers
  • Attend subcontractor networking events and associations
  • Solicit and receive feedback from operations on subcontractor performance to help determine right subcontractors for future projects
  • Network and research to find new trades to establish a team of trade partners that is best in class for each scope of work
  • Communicate and collaborate with construction team regarding any questions that arise in the field as it relates to contracts and subcontractors

Pre-Construction Estimating and Budgeting

  • Develop preliminary budgets for vertical construction independently and in collaboration with trade partners
  • Perform high level constructability review of construction documents for multiple product types
  • Document plan evolution on projects as plans are developed from Design Documents to Construction Documents
  • Run bid events and perform pricing / estimate analysis to help determine who Keystone would contract with on per project basis
  • Maintain and update bid analysis spreadsheet projecting out total project costs
  • Track project costs throughout construction and regularly compare to budget until project completion

Contract / Cost Management

  • Evaluate all bids and estimates for completeness, ensuring they are per specs, plan specifics and include all appropriate details
  • Meet with subcontractors to verify scope, workload capacities and capabilities to perform on each project
  • Generate Keystone Subcontract exhibits to be inserted into all subcontractor agreements
  • Prepare and distribute bid packages for new projects and plan changes
  • Negotiate and award trade partner contracts based on best-qualified bids, including those with optimal pricing, quality, workload capacity, and ability to meet established work schedules
  • Price and document all option pricing
  • Negotiate and resolve contract changes/issues and price change requests, including effective and good through dates
  • Communicate pricing changes to Accounting, Construction, and Sales teams as appropriate
  • Review purchase orders and G702 forms monthly for accuracy prior to payment

Required Skills:

  • Commitment to excellence
  • Positive and “go getter” attitude
  • Strong relationship skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Proficient negotiator
  • High attention to detail
  • Multitasker
  • Problem Solver


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in Purchasing
  • Homebuilding / real estate / construction experience
  • Ability to work onsite in Scottsdale office (McDonald Rd. and Hayden Rd.)
  • Experience with Buildertrend, a plus

You Enjoy:

  • Having a large impact on a small and growing company
  • Working efficiently through tasks with high attention to detail
  • Being proactive to anticipate and to solve ongoing challenges that may arise
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with team members and trade partners
  • Have an eye for finding good value in purchasing

Position is full-time in our office in Scottsdale. Compensation determined on experience and education.

Interested applicants should send a resume to

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