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Pulte Homes
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Company Address: Eden Prarie, MN 55347
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Director of Purchasing

Responsible for managing and coordinating divisional procurement activities including establishing pricing and driving cost savings through Common Plan Management, Should Cost, and Purchase Pro deployment. Optimizes the supply chain through systematic support and ensures that purchase and procurement of goods support quality, cost, inventory and service level standards.



  • Active member of the division operations team and key liaison between the zone and division on all procurement activities
  • Orchestrate all procurement related activities for the Division
  • Develop and own the division procurement strategy consistent with the Zone procurement strategy
  • Manage procurement and procurement policies, procedures and objectives to procure resources and supplies at the lowest total cost consistent with approved quality and delivery standards
  • Select local suppliers based on defined category selection criteria
  • Manage supplier relationships within the Division, including negotiations on all conflicts, questions, prices, deliveries and/or specifications.
  • Manage compliance to agreements and scopes on a national and zone level. Manage and execute contract agreements on a local level
  • Adhere to Pulte’s supplier management business processes and sourcing guidelines
  • Collaborate with Product, Construction and Sales teams to drive operational efficiencies and execute division strategy
  • Evaluate the timely adjustment of procurement strategy and plans to meet changing economic and competitive conditions
  • Responsible for account category level house cost budgets, Project Tracker and rebate capture.



  • Ensures appropriate staffing to meet department needs
  • Utilizes recruiting and selection tools/processes to build organizational talent
  • Delegates work according to employee’s abilities and skills
  • Evaluates employee’s performance and plans for compensation actions in accordance with that performance
  • Provides developmental opportunities through identification of internal and external training
  • Creates opportunities for employee growth
  • Provides continuous coaching with regard to functional and leadership standards (technical skills and behaviors) 
  • SCOPE: 
  • Decision Impact: Division
  • Department Responsibility: Single
  • Budgetary Responsibility: Yes
  • Direct Reports: Yes
  • Indirect Reports: Yes



  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Construction, Business, Architecture, Engineering or equivalent
  • ISCM accreditation or equivalent preferred



  • Related Functional Experience: Minimum of 5 years
  • Time in position: Minimum of 2 years at a supervisory level or strategic sourcing director/ manager level
  • Business acumen including the interpretation of income statements, balance sheets, and cost structures
  • Purchasing and supply chain experience
  • Management experience
  • Ability to negotiate in a cost transparent environment and achieve should cost
  • Ability to develop and improve vendor partnerships
  • Construction knowledge
  • Ability to lead change in a continuous improvement environment
  • Purchasing expertise and ability to positively influence and lead others outside of Division and Procurement



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