Job Description

Purchasing Manager

WC Code: 4904-00

Reports to: Director of Purchasing
Status: Salary, Exempt
Rate of Pay: $110,000 – $150,000
Location: South Puget Sound, WA satellite office
FT or PT: 40 hours/week; Mon – Fri


Job Summary: 

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for leading all aspects of Estimating, Purchasing, and Procurement for Holt Homes’ South Puget Sound satellite location. This person develops relationships with vendors, oversees rebate processes, and creates and tracks purchasing community budgets. This position interacts with vendors, design centers, and various company departments with the highest level of integrity, character, professionalism, courtesy, and ethics.

Company Values:

  • Honesty – We say what we’ll do and do what we say
  • Support – We express empathy, nurture growth, offer help, and accept help
  • Efficiency – We don’t cut corners, but cut waste and find the best way
  • Responsiveness – We recognize possibilities and respond to change, learn from mistakes, and communicate promptly
  • Improvement – We innovate endlessly


  • Bachelors Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of purchasing management experience in residential construction
  • Expert in estimating, negotiating, and procurement
  • Practical Field experience
  • Land Development knowledge
  • Single Family and Multi-Family residential budgeting and cost accounting experience
  • History of running a successful medium to high volume purchasing operation, managing others, implementing processes and procedures, and driving results
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and internet-based programs such as Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome
  • Experience with Builder MT and Smartsheet preferred


  • Ability to learn new software and programs quickly
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in the English language
  • Interpersonal relationship skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a group setting
  • Adapt to a fast paced, ever-changing environment
  • Be able to meet hard deadlines


  • Interview, hire, and train supporting staff members in conjunction with Holt Headquarters
  • Complete monthly and quarterly reviews with employees
  • Coordinate special projects, trade councils, vendor appreciations, department group appreciation events, etc.
  • Oversee contract management, insurance compliance, and risk assessment
  • Manage pricing – Contract new plans, new communities, new vendors, customs requests, price changes, and model/sales office buyouts
  • Ensure rebate submittals, rebate check tracking, rebate reporting, renewing of expired rebate agreements, and implement new rebate agreements
  • Create, refresh, and ensure accuracy of purchasing community budgets
  • Manage new option introduction, approval, training, Builder MT set-up, buyout, and final retailing
  • Contract all model complex items
  • Develop relationships with local trade partners
  • Train and assist Design Centers
  • Manage vendor changes
  • Read construction documents, including Architectural and Structural Plans, Soils Reports, Grade Plans, etc.
  • Understand scopes of work: hold trades accountable throughout the bid process
  • Communicate with Superintendents on a regular basis and assist with Sales handoffs

Work Environment:

  • Regularly uses a computer with repeated movements to enter data, differentiate between colors, shades, and brightness, and read from a computer screen for extended periods of time
  • Will periodically travel to Holt Headquarters in Vancouver, WA
  • Regularly interacts with trade partners, design centers, and various company departments

Medical Benefits:

  • Employer paid health, dental, and vision insurance per full-time employee
  • Employer paid Life Insurance, long term disability insurance, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance worth $25,000 per full-time employee
  • Company provided Health Reimbursement Arrangement
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employer contributes 4.5% into each employee’s 401(k), even if employee does not contribute
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly Wellness Reimbursement
  • 1 hour of paid sick leave per 30 hours worked
Vacation Accrual for Regular Full-Time Team Members
Years of Service Accrual Rate Per Pay Period Days Earned Per Year
First Year 40 hours front loaded. Accrual rate of 1.53 hours for remainder of year 10 Days
1 Year Anniversary 3.07 Hours 10 Days
3 Year Anniversary 4.61 Hours 15 Days
10 Year Anniversary 6.15 Hours 20 Days


Financial Benefits:

  • Annual bonus
  • 13 paid holidays yearly (Company)
  • Company laptop
  • $70 monthly cell phone reimbursement
  • Well-retire 401(k) Financial Advisor
  • Reimbursements for parking and public transportation
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Education Assistance Program that includes reimbursement of up to $3,500 per year
  • Home Purchase Program
  • Employee Referral Program


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. The duties and responsibilities above may not be a comprehensive list; additional tasks may be assigned from time to time, and the scope of this position may change as necessitated by business or industry demands.