Purchasing Manager Regular Full-Time Purchasing Opportunity in
Vancouver, WA

Opportunity Details


 POSITION SUMMARY:            

Responsible for bidding, negotiating and contracting for all direct construction trade partners. #LI-JS1



  • Review all plans and specifications from a cost perspective identifying areas, which warrant detailed review, negotiate and execute on every opportunity to reduce costs
  • Research new products and processes from a cost and value basis
  • Assist in monthly budget reviews
  • Research and pre-qualify trade partners who can provide cost effective construction, service, and quality
  • Develop and maintain general, specific, and inclusive scope of work documents depending on work to be accomplished
  • Prepare and maintain standard and custom feature lists for all communities
  • Participate with other operations team members in selecting qualified bidders from master bid list
  • Supervise preparation of bid packages, including scopes of work, payment and price schedules, insurance requirements, other exhibits, plans and cover letters
  • Analyze bids for completeness and accuracy.  Assist in selection of preferred bidder based on competitiveness and ability to fulfill contract requirements
  • Monitor trade partner performance and assist in efforts to ensure trade partner complies with contract requirements
  • Resolve specification and plan conflicts
  • Orient all sales personnel on each new community with regard to specifications, options, quality of materials and competition's specifications. Be available to answer specification questions from other associates
  • Maintain a positive and professional relationship with all potential and existing trade associates
  • Assist in the validation of material takeoffs as necessary
  • Work with Director of National Purchasing, and regional purchasing teams and support national and regional purchasing efforts
  • May be required to cross train for position(s) within the division organizational structure from time to time, as required
  • Perform all other duties as assigned



  • Five (5) years, minimum, residential construction experience in field operations, purchasing or construction management
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • High degree of construction knowledge
  • Good computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Accepts constructive feedback
  • Team player



This is primarily a sedentary office position which requires the ability to occasionally bend, stoop, reach, lift, move and carry office materials and supplies weighing 25 pounds or less.  Finger dexterity is required to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.  May be required to operate a motor vehicle.


At CalAtlantic, we value every individual’s perspective and contribution. We are dedicated to creating a diverse environment where people can share their own backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas. CalAtlantic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and treats all individuals fairly and in accordance with all applicable laws. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package while creating a collaborative working environment.

Except where prohibited, all employment is conditioned upon a satisfactory investigation into a candidate’s suitability. This may include a candidate’s work and criminal history. While applicants are not asked about criminal history at the initial application stage, a criminal background check may be conducted at the conditional offer stage, and may be considered where relevant and job related in CalAtlantic’s opinion, and consistent with applicable law. A conditional offer of employment will not automatically be revoked because of a conviction, and a variety of factors will be considered. Candidates who receive a conditional offer will be required to pass a drug screen conducted in accordance with applicable law. CalAtlantic reserves the right to revoke any conditional offer of employment.

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