Director Procurement Materials and Procurement
Looking for an opportunity with a dynamic, fun, and goal-oriented company? We’re growing quickly and we’re looking for some not-so-typical talent to join our team.
Progress Residential® is one of the largest providers of high-quality, single-family rental homes in the United States. With more than 75,000 homes across some of the fastest-growing markets, our residents appreciate the flexibility, freedom, and convenience of living in a single-family home without the obligations of home ownership.
Progress is committed to making the home rental process easy and enjoyable for the 100,000+ residents we serve by empowering our team members and investing in innovative systems and technology. Our portfolio has continued to grow substantially the past few years and we see increasing demand for professionally managed single-family rental homes and anticipate continued growth.
At Progress we’re focused on maintaining a safe environment for our employees and our community. We incentivize and encourage our employees to be fully vaccinated.
The purpose of this senior leadership role is to manage the procurement and distribution of all renovation and maintenance materials and supplies ensuring Progress has the right mix, availability of quality materials at an advantageous landed cost. This leader, with participation of Procurement VP, will own the commercial and contractual relationship with Progress’s nationwide supply partners. This leader is responsible for the performance and development of the team members and performance of the suppliers. This role will be the primary role responsible for managing over $200MM spend in materials.
Develop relationships with Progress Leaders in Acquisitions, Renovation and Service to understand and document material procurement requirements, developing procurement strategies for national supply categories (ie Flooring, Appliances, HVAC, Paint, and other residential finish materials.)
Lead a team of 2-3 managers with 5-10 skip-level individual contributors such as category and material managers and/or analysts. This includes hiring, developing and managing their performance.
Manage Material Supplier Performance including Cost, Quality & Delivery. Develop and facilitate relationships with supplier leadership to ensure supplier accountability to performance goals and commitments.
Develop relationships with supplier and industry resources to understand trends critical to helping Progress achieve its long-terms goals.
Own the commercial relationship with these national suppliers. Partnering with Finance & Legal and Leadership Stakeholders, negotiate contractual agreements with these suppliers.
Based on business requirements, develop category specific nationwide procurement strategies to drive performance improvement, especially lowering landed costs (including material, transactional & logistical costs)
In collaboration with peers, lead projects implementing these materials programs and process improvements to the transactional and logistical process to land materials at the home.
Develop, implement and manage warehousing, forward stocking and supply risk management strategies to ensure Progress growth goals can be achieved.
Assist Renovation and Operation Field Leaders as an escalation path when national supply programs are not meeting expectations.
Associates degree in Business, Construction or Supply Chain
10+ years in Procurement or Materials Management including at least five (5) years in each of the following: negotiating price with material suppliers; implementing material supply programs; managing logistics programs (e.g., VMI, drop ship, 3PL, etc.)
Capable of analyzing spend in Excel and presenting spend analysis and category strategies in Word and PowerPoint
Ability to travel to Suppliers, Conferences and Progress Markets 10-20% (5-10 trips / year)
Bachelor’s degree in business, Construction or Supply Chain
Procurement &/or distribution of residential building materials
Commercial contract management
Familiar with BI tools such as Power BI, Tableau, Looker, Excel (SQL)
What you can expect from us:
Progress Residential® offers all the financial and non-financial incentives you would expect from an innovative real estate investment and management firm:
In addition to outstanding training, we host quarterly summits and town hall meetings to encourage growth, knowledge sharing and a good time. After all, it’s about progress, not perfection.
We offer competitive compensation, including a performance-based bonus.
Our generous benefits package includes comprehensive healthcare coverage for you and your family, parental leave, paid time off, 9 paid holidays and much more.
This summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.
Progress Residential® is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v.