Corporate Purchasing Agent - Goodall Homes in Gallatin, TN at Clayton Home Building Group

Date Posted: 8/31/2019

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Job Description

Clayton Homes, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the nation's leading housing provider, is a vertically integrated housing company that builds, sells, and insures affordable housing. Our commitment to creating a World Class Customer Experience is unparalleled in the housing industry and we believe it begins with a World Class Team Member Experience. From entry-level to more experienced positions, we're actively recruiting individuals who are passionate, positive, and eager to learn. We then equip you for success, whether you're in the office, in the field, or on the floor. As a member of our team you'll enjoy excellent benefits, opportunities for growth, and an encouraging culture that supports work / life balance.

The Home Building Group is actively searching for a Corporate Purchasing Agent to join the team at with Goodall Homes in Gallatin, TN.


In collaboration with the Corporate Purchasing Manager, the Corporate Purchasing Agent is responsible for all estimating and purchasing functions for their assigned cost types and strategic development of best in class processes that drive customer service excellence. The Corporate Purchasing Agent works in close collaboration with all departments to ensure successful estimates for homes are conducted in accordance with organizational policies and procedures. Responsible for accurately establishing and monitoring estimates associated with product in development and construction phases. The Corporate Purchasing Agent’s goal is to ensure all estimates and option take-offs are in order before a home is costed.


  • Responsible for accurate estimates of each home.
  • Create assemblies in base house format for new product, by performing take-offs based on plan sets.
  • Assist the estimating team at the support level including hiring, training, and developing to ensure a quality team that functions well together.
  • Assist in development and implementation of estimating policies and procedures.
  • Maintain and update specifications for active communities.
  • Ensure that all projects are completed accurately and in a timely fashion including those relating to take-offs.
  • Assist with variances related to take-off issues, while keeping up with current variance trends.
  • Maintain and implement systems to streamline operations.
  • Ensure that various records are maintained pursuant to Company policies including construction contracts, drawings, home/subdivisions specifications.
  • Locate and interview vendors of materials, equipment, and supplies in order to determine product availability.
  • Identify and implement improved and/or more cost-effective methods and materials.
  • Analyze market to assess present and future material availability.
  • Manage vendor relationships including negotiating contracts, formulating policies and procedures, resolving grievances, and ensuring a competent subcontract force in the division.
  • Administer the purchasing and options systems and ensure their utilization and accuracy.
  • Ensure that various records are maintained pursuant to Company policies including construction contracts, drawings, home/subdivisions specifications.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Information Systems, Business Management, or Building Construction is preferred.
  • 3 years in the construction purchasing/estimating/ procurement preferred.
  • Experience working with applications such as JD Edwards, Newstar Enterprise, Sapphire, Build Pro/Supply Pro, or similar applications.
  • Knowledgeable about the construction industry including materials, products, methods, and procedures.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with construction drawings and addendums.
  • Proven organization skills in a high paced work environment.
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office Suite software for advanced internal and external communications, creation of reports and presentations and database maintenance.
  • Ability to review, analyze and interpret information as well as trouble-shoot to solve problems.
  • Ability to adapt in a changing workplace.

Accountability Metrics: 

  • Direct Cost Management
  • General Procurement
  • Variance Reporting
  • Standard Operating Procedure Creation and Implementation


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