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Purchasing Manager – Columbus, OH Division

Arbor Homes

This is a Contract position in Worthington, OH posted November 7, 2021.

About The Role

Arbor Homes a Berkshire Hathaway Company is seeking a Residential Construction Professional to join our Columbus team. This individual will assist the Director of Purchasing and Production in segmented category management for new home residential construction. We are seeking an industry professional who thrives on opportunities to foster, develop, and manage a diverse trade partner vendor base.

Why Arbor?

Are you looking for a dynamic career in a lively workplace committed to customer service? Arbor is one of the fastest growing new home builders in Indianapolis. We look for team members with enthusiasm and skill to help provide even better experiences and higher-quality homes for our buyers. When it comes to what sets Arbor apart among new home builders in Indianapolis, the first answer is our culture. Rather than chasing profits and cutting corners, our team puts quality and customers first. If you are creative and committed to helping people, you will love working with us!

What’s In It For You?

  • Base salary + bonus opportunities
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Exposure to executive leadership
  • Opportunity to work with the largest new home builders in Indianapolis
  • Team outings and company-sponsored volunteer events
  • 4 weeks of Paid Time Off!
  • Access to health and life insurance, 401(k), paid parental leave, tuition assistance, company discounts, etc.

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Provide effective and positive communication with trade partners & customers
  • Solicit and validate new trade partners & opportunities
  • Work closely with Construction and Production team to review trade partner base and provide recommended adjustments
  • Identify opportunities for build efficiencies and champion process improvements
  • Possess a passion for understanding cost drivers and developing SKU item structures that provide the visibility required
  • Constant understanding of product direct cost and a diligent effort in owning and controlling cost impacts
  • Understand supply channel mechanics and best practice applications to establish positive business relationships
  • Skillfully negotiate requests for proposals and changes in costing or scope
  • Develop contacts with manufacturer and regional product representatives
  • Extend boundaries of category opportunities to identify rebate and volume incentives
  • Facilitate sourcing events for new product, locations, and features
  • Total cost of ownership for categories managed inclusive of variance review and resolution
  • Work with the Indianapolis Purchasing/Estimating support team to insure accurate collaboration of information

What Will You Bring?

  • Engaging communicator and collaborator
  • Experience residential construction professional
  • Skillful negotiation and fiscal understanding
  • Diligent project and task management skills
  • BS/BA in Construction, Technology or relevant field preferred

This is subject to change based on needs or if special circumstances should arrive.

Our culture embraces diversity, and we are committed to creating an environment where everyone can bring their whole self to work. We believe diversity drives a variety of different perspectives, increased creativity, better decision making, and faster problem solving. As an inclusive workplace, everyone is welcome, and we are committed to creating an environment where everyone can be their authentic self.

Arbor Homes provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


401k, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Vision