1+ months

VP, National Purchasing Optimization

Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Job Description Summary

As a Vice President, National Purchasing Optimization working for Taylor Morrison you will oversee engagements to perform detailed analysis of As a Vice President, National Purchasing Optimization working for Taylor Morrison you will oversee engagements to perform detailed analysis of homebuilding sourcing and procurement, operations, and improvements. This role will be responsible for the effective management and review of the business units purchasing process to include: the management of national contracts, vendor solicitation, contract bidding, negotiation, and award; vendor performance feedback and monitoring; dispute resolution; and vendor management. This role is responsible for influencing and partnering with Corporate, Area and Division leadership to ensure the execution of all Purchasing elements identified above are done effectively and timely. Develop target state operating models, strategic and tactical recommendations, and implementation roadmaps, incorporating industry intelligence and best practices. Identify and communicate technical and strategic matters to division and corporate personnel. This position reports to the Chief Field Operation Officer and will report to the corporate office in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Job Details

What Youll Do

We trust that as a Vice President, National Purchasing Optimization you will:

  • Oversee all national accounts. Create new national and regional accounts as needed and improve on existing agreements to increase rebate dollars on a per home basis and track receipt of all national rebates owed.
  • Communicate changes to the business plan and ensure their ability to meet organizational needs.
  • Review opportunities identified by team that can be leveraged throughout the organization; partner to develop the business case for change; review proposed project plan; oversee implementation and change process; measure, analyze and ensure results are documented; deploy system for continuous improvement
  • Manage existing and develop new trade partner relationships and partner with legal department for master agreement execution and insurance compliance.
  • Develop, enhance, and lead critical aspects of purchasing across the organization including, but not limited to, managing national accounts to ensure optimal pricing, rebates, and service levels
  • Partner with Learning and Development to ensure critical training including, but not limited to, should cost training, negotiation training and systems training is happening across the organization.
  • Act as an internal consultant to leadership team on programs, process, and initiatives that support achievement of goals and maximize opportunities for consistency.
  • Assess and optimize home option rationalization across the organization
  • Negotiate and implement favorable pricing or free product in model home production
  • Coordinate with Area Presidents and Division leadership to identify develop, implement, and lead standardization of the purchasing function including processes and systems
  • Implement cost mitigation strategies
  • Partner with Area Presidents and Field Leadership to establish best practices and gain consensus.
  • Participates in field validation, national estimating services and direct cost reductions
  • Provide strategic planning, change management and organizational leadership to achieve goals and objectives of purchasing operations.
  • Track & publish operational and financial performance
  • Monitor purchasing activities for each division to address under performance with the local Vice President of Purchasing and other members for Field Leadership
  • Manage, motivate, and develop national purchasing optimization staff and outside consultants
  • Ensure forecasts, project budgets and department budgets are prepared timely and accurately
  • Partner to provide financial analysis assistance to various key projects
  • Assist in the improvement, development of communication and reporting tools for various purchasing optimization efforts across the organization
  • Conduct periodic market analysis to benchmark trade partner costs and quantities.
  • Partner with National Product Design, and divisional leadership to drive value-engineering efforts to ensure the most cost-effective product. Provide recommendations to reduce costs and work including utilization of national contracts.
  • Validate that all auditable processes are being performed properly.
  • Lead creation of a robust and efficient Purchasing onboarding program focused on data management, training and Purchasing Policy clarity.
  • You are willing to perform other duties as assigned

What you will need: (competencies, behaviors & attributes)

Interpersonal/Communication Skills:

  • Ability to lead and develop teams including coaching and performance management ability.
  • Maintain strong relationships with key trades and suppliers as well as divisional purchasing leads.
  • Strong Oral/Written Communication and Interpersonal, and Customer Service skills; ability to communicate effectively with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Frequent interactions with a wide variety of internal and external contacts, with all levels of authority and responsibility.
  • Ability to react and respond favorably, manage conflict and resolve problems in a professional manner.
  • Team Player: and demonstrated ability to work within cross-functional teams.


  • Sound judgment and a high level of integrity with the ability to address sensitive and confidential information and make good decisions under pressure.
  • Results-oriented, accurate, with keen attention to detail.
  • Self-directed; takes initiative, proactively addresses problems; can work with minimal oversight.

Mental Abilities:

  • Strategic mindset with the ability to adjust business strategy to market conditions.
  • Analytical; with the ability to give, receive and interpret information to determine the root problem and bring issues to a successful conclusion.
  • Organized and flexible with the ability to multi-task, prioritize projects and meet deadlines, often with interruptions, changing circumstances, in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to drive change and capable of creating a sense of urgency for change

Sound Like You?

You might be just who were looking for if you have

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years purchasing experience with a minimum of 5 years in the home building industry
  • 7+ years experience leading purchasing teams
  • Knowledgeable in all phases of new home construction, contract administration and negotiation, and land development
  • Home building field experience and knowledge of construction processes, building codes and construction best practices
  • Strong computer proficiency with expertise in Build Pro
  • Must be able to read blueprints.
  • Strong knowledge of building codes

Taylor Morrison is an equal opportunity employer. Taylor Morrison does not discriminate against any candidate or employee based on race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or veteran status.

FLSA Status: Exempt


Benefits of Working With Taylor Morrison

We are looking for dedicated professionals that share our values of putting the customer - and their needs - first.  In addition to a great team atmosphere, career development and advancement opportunities, we offer full-time employees an extensive benefits package, to include:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Health Care - Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Matching Contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Disability Programs
  • Employee & Dependent Life Insurance
  • Vacation & Company Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Home Purchase Rebate Program
  • Home Mortgage Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)



  • Residential
Posted: 2022-08-12 Expires: 2022-11-05

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VP, National Purchasing Optimization

Taylor Morrison
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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