Company: KB Home
Location: San Ramon
Posted on: November 18, 2021
About KB Home
KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in
the United States and has built nearly 650,000 quality homes in our
more than 60-year history. Today, KB Home operates in 45 markets
from coast to coast. What sets KB Home apart is the exceptional
personalization we offer our homebuyers from those buying their
first home to experienced buyers allowing them to make their home
uniquely their own, at a price that fits their budget. As the
leader in energy-efficient homebuilding, KB Home was the first
builder to make every home it builds ENERGY STAR - certified, a
standard of energy performance achieved by fewer than 10% of new
homes in America, and has built more ENERGY STAR certified homes
than any other builder. An energy-efficient KB home helps lower the
cost of ownership and is designed to be healthier, more comfortable
and better for the environment than new homes without
certification. We build strong, personal relationships with our
customers so they have a real partner in the homebuying process. As
a result, we have the distinction of being the #1 customer-ranked
national homebuilder in third-party buyer satisfaction surveys.
Learn more about how we build homes built on relationships by
JOB SUMMARY: Conducts the day-to-day community level purchasing
tasks including bidding and awarding of contracts with various
trade partners. Interacts with appropriate internal and external
personnel to clearly and thoroughly communicate proper standards
and expectations and respond to and resolve concerns.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Bidding/Contract Negotiation/ Contract Management of New
Create and set-up new communities going out to bid on KBTPO/ KB
Send out Bid Invites to interested vendors.
Create Spec Levels, Scope of Work and coordinate plans.
Research and respond to questions from bidders.
Compile lowest bids and create a budget template in Excel.
Negotiate contracts with vendors to include base and options per
division goals/business plans.
Analyze competing bids, and make decisions on contract awards.
Coordinate with the CPA to execute contracts and enter budgets into
the J.D. Edwards/ AS400
Prepare contract change requests for review and approval by SVP of
Purchasing and SVP of Finance
Set up, maintain and protect all documents on KB Share to include
most up-to-date plans, sub lists, community information and
documentation. Ensure accuracy, update as necessary and ensure
everything is current.
Supply chain management
Manage Active Communities / Communication:
Maintain direct communication with Internal Departments (Forward
planning, land development, centralized purchasing administration,
operations) and External Vendors to provide directions/
clarifications on contracts, scopes of work and responses to
Troubleshoot & resolve purchasing issues that arise during
construction process to ensure production moves forward.
Participate in model frame-walks and field meetings (as
Interactions with consultants on construction documents from the
stand-points of preparations/ plan types assignments/ value
engineering/ finalization of "biddable" bid packages.
High School Diploma or GED required (At a minimum)
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Construction Management,
Construction Engineering, Architect, Civil Engineering etc. are
2-3 years of proven purchasing/contract negotiation experience.
Prior experience in the homebuilding industry preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong organizational skills; able to handle multiple deadlines and
able to multi-task
Action oriented, with the drive to push projects to successful
Strong ability to work within a team setting, inclusive of other's
Strong verbal and written communication, with the ability to take
complex concepts and communicate succinctly and accurately
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (at least intermediate
level). Advanced Excel Skills required
Strong technical and analytical skills
Must be able to read blueprints/ construction documents.
Ability to work a minimum of 40 hours per week.
Getting the job done on time is a must.
Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best
employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now.
KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings
potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program,
bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an
equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team.
Diversity is important to KB Home!
This position is being recruited by ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions
RPO, on behalf of KB Home. Qualified candidates are encouraged to
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