Purchasing/Buyer

Acre is seeking an experienced Purchasing Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the bill of materials, purchasing, vendor relations, and inventory.

 

Location– Remote or Reno Office

 

About You

 

You are resourceful and a “velvet hammer”. You know how to make things happen, being firm and persistent, yet very personable and friendly .  You work diligently to ensure progress is made across active projects, and will hammer the phones and email until that is achieved.

 

You love detail. You are excited to dive in and learn all of the components of an Acre home, who the vendors are, and you’re curious about how each component functions.    

 

You are highly organized.  You love to put things in their place and make sense of complexity.  Acre homes are assemblies of hundreds of items that need to be sorted, kept current, ordered in the correct time frame, and tracked across multiple projects.  

 

You are curious and strive to make improvements.  You are interested in making things better, finding alternatives, cutting costs, and increasing speed.  

 

You are great at researching.  You are a master of search and can find the resource no matter where it hides.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate supplier options according to pricing and lead times
  • Negotiate terms with vendors in partnership with Finance to ensure the best price for our customers
  • Collaborate with Operations to support delivery of product and inventory flow timelines
  • Monitor stock levels
  • Review plans, develop amenity levels and estimate costs
  • Process change orders
  • Manage accurate data entry in builder software systems
  • Identify value engineering and cost saving opportunities
  • Prepare construction budgets
  • Track market costs, identify trends and monitor product research

 

Qualifications

  • College degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience
  • Construction estimating and field experience
  • Accounting/budgeting experience
  • Established relationships with construction trades preferred
  • Ability to read and understand construction plans
  • Accuracy and organization a must

About Acre

Acre is a Y-Combinator startup, designing and building net-zero energy smart homes with a new approach. Acre homes are “Built for Life”, focusing on sustainability, health, lifestyle and quality.

We think differently about the design, construction and lifecycle of homes, and are looking for team members that share our passion.  

 

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Great healthcare + dental + vision coverage
  • Retirement plan with 4% company match*
  • Profit sharing
  • Flex Time
  • 16 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children
  • 4 weeks paid vacation

 

How To Apply

We have a non-standard application process. To jump-start the process we ask a few questions we normally would ask at the start of an interview. This helps speed up the process and lets us get to know you a bit better right out of the gate.

After you apply, you are going to hear back from us, even if we don’t seem like a good fit. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to make sure you never go more than seven days without hearing from us.