Multifamily Purchasing Manager - Houston Corporate

  • Venterra Realty
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Mar 25, 2020
Full time

Job Description

Venterra Realty is a rapidly growing owner/operator of multi-family apartments with 60 apartment communities across 16 major US cities. We're honored that over 29,000 people and more than 5,000 pets call Venterra "home"! We have completed over $5.6 billion in transactions and manage a current portfolio of approximately $3 billion. Our current annual revenues are approximately $300M which we achieve on the commitment and dedication of over 600 team members.

Founded in 2001, we haven't just expanded our size; we've grown into a company that is paving a new way in the industry, where our employees can truly make a difference, career growth is available, and where our residents are provided an amazing living experience.

We're honored to have received the following workplace recognitions:
  • 2017 & 2016 Glassdoor Best Place to Work
  • 2018, 2017, & 2016 Fortune Top 100 Best Medium Workplaces
  • 2018 Fortune Best Workplaces for Diversity
  • 2020, 2019 & 2018 FortuneBest Workplaces in Texas
  • 2018 Houston Top Workplaces
  • 2018 Glassdoor Top CEOs
  • 50 Most Engaged Workplacesby the Achievers Corporation
  • "Top Rated"recognition for 100% of our communities by com
We are looking for people who:
  • Have strong personal values and want to work for a values-based company
  • Are ambitious and hardworking with exceptionally high personal standards
  • Embrace problem-solving and learning new skills
  • Thrive in a rapidly changing and high growth environment
  • Are passionate about driving continuous improvements and the use of technology with data to drive business results

Venterra Realty is currently seeking a result-oriented Multifamily Purchasing Manager based out of our Houston Corporate office to assist in our buying strategy in an effort to obtain the highest qualified & competitively priced products in developing & operating multifamily assets. Our ideal candidate will be experienced in directing & managing purchasing initiatives including negotiating bids along with nurturing relationships within new markets as we grow.

  • Develops, communicates and executes procurement strategies including all inventory and non-inventory products, services, and supplies necessary for property operations
  • Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present/future material availability and competitive pricing
  • Prepares and issues purchase orders and change notices; reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance; develops and executes negotiation plans (pricing, delivery, timing, and contractual language) for key purchases
  • Researches and communicates with existing and potential vendors in order to cultivate working relationships and negotiate advantageous price and service agreements
  • Establishes purchasing policies and ensure compliance
  • Communicates and coordinates with other property site teams in order to understand needs, and anticipate and resolve issues, ensuring purchasing services meet the needs of the organization
  • Conducts high-dollar value purchasing responsibilities including research, negotiation and bid selection, offering the highest departmental "buying" expertise, to ensure procurement of important or expensive goods with best prices/value
  • Reviews company contracts and coordinates the acquiring of information to ensure that all contracts are executed according to company policies
  • Coordinates with Property Management Vice President & Regional team on issues pertaining to budget, purchasing, such as price quotes and product quality in order to provide the company with suitable information for decision-making
  • Identify alternate sourcing opportunities for cost savings and/or quality enhancements
  • Must have ability for creating and understanding large budgets
  • Bachelor or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain Management or related field
  • Knowledge of multifamily industry trends and compliance laws
  • Minimum 4+ years' experience in purchasing, procurement operations, business analysis and development, project management or an equivalent combination of professional experience
  • Strong Problem-Solving Skills: Analytical thinking and project management skills
  • Strong Communication Skills: Superior written and oral communication skills; ability to present information and influence decisions; comfort working with people from diverse backgrounds and at all levels within the organization
  • Organizational Skills: Extremely organized; ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines; meticulous attention to detail
  • Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, Building Science, Construction Management or a related field required
  • Competitive Base Salary and performance bonus
  • A robust package of Health (Medical (PPO), Dental, Vision), 401k matching, paid vacation benefits and employer-paid Short Term Disability, among other things
  • Educational Assistance / Reimbursement to support your drive to learn
  • Opportunity to grow within the acquisitions/growth teams, operations, and corporate office
  • Better Living program where you are incentivized to reach personal goals or participate in company-wide challenges
  • Quarterly Lifelong Learning Challenges to support your professional growth in ways that are meaningful to you
  • 8 paid hours per year of Volunteer Time Off to serve the organization(s) of your choice
  • Free enrollment into the Dave Ramsey SmartDollar financial wellness program, including the EveryDollar budgeting app
  • Access to thousands of employee discounts with BenefitHub
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