Job Description

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. 

Employment with Progress Residential is conditional on a satisfactory background and drug screen as well as submitting proof satisfactory to Progress Residential that you are fully vaccinated against the Corona Virus COVID-19 disease, subject to any accommodations granted by Progress Residential based on disability or religion or as applicable by state law.

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The purpose of this senior leadership role is to manage the Progress’s direct material spend with our strategic partners. This role and the team will be the face of Progress and commercial owner of all direct material suppliers. This includes creating a strategic category management team supporting Progress’s growth plans. 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 initially of 2-3 category managers. 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
* Based on business requirements, develop category specific nationwide procurement strategies to drive performance improvement, especially lowering landed costs (including material, transactional & logistical costs)
* Partner with the Materials & Logistics leader including supply programs, i.e., VMI, forward stocking, and safety stock in negotiations and program management plans with Progress’s Strategic partners.
* 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.
* Partnering with Finance & Legal, negotiate contractual agreements with these suppliers.
* Assist MSA’s as an escalation path when national supply programs are not meeting expectations.
* Be a collaborative leader in Progress, representing the Procurement teams collaborative, client-serving culture.


* 10+ years in Materials and Warehouse Management
* 5+ years negotiating price with material suppliers
* 5+ years implementing material supply programs
* 5+ years, managing logistics programs such as VMI, drop ship, 3PL etc
* Familiar with various Procurement and MRP software solutions and Category management best practices
* Ability to travel to Suppliers, Conferences and Progress Markets 10-20% (5-10 trips / year)
* Capable of analyzing spend in Excel and presenting spend analysis and category strategies in Word and PowerPoint


* Procurement of residential building materials
* Commercial Contract Management
* Familiar with BI tools such as Power BI, Tableau

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, 10 paid holidays and much more.

Closing Statement:
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. 

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