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Manager, Construction Purchasing



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

ICON is seeking an experienced Manager, Construction Purchasing to support the Operations Team and act as the liaison between the project management teams, internal ICON stakeholders, and the construction industry. As an ICON Manager, Construction Purchasing, you will be overseeing a small team of purchasing agents and estimators to deliver project budgets conforming to company timetables and cost objectives. You will lead the administrative process to issue vendor contracts and build homes and communities at scale. This role requires the execution of purchasing strategies, tracking and analysis of cost metrics, and negotiating labor rates and unit pricing with key vendors and suppliers. You will collaborate with various ICON department leaders to ensure clear requirements are maintained and create clear processes where the need may arise. Your responsibilities will also include analyzing costs, mitigating risks, and determining optimal delivery quantities and in time with our construction schedule. Strong leadership, negotiation, and analytical skills are essential for the right candidate to be successful. This role is based on ICON’s Austin, TX campus, and will report to the Director, Pre-Construction.


  • Develop, lead, and execute purchasing strategies in collaboration with ICON leadership.
  • Manage and oversee the activities of purchasing agents.
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
  • Forecast price and market trends to leverage buying power.
  • Perform cost analysis and market comparison benchmarking.
  • Seek reliable vendors and suppliers who understand our mission and the need for strategic partnership.
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries.
  • Monitor work for legal or regulatory compliance.
  • Entry into our operating system any job-specific pricing before issuance of initial purchase orders.
  • Regular cost reporting and project budget review with accounting and construction teams.
  • Monitor and report on subcontractor and material increases/decreases on a regular basis.


  • 10+ years in a similar position with a production single-family homebuilder.
  • Bachelors degree in supply chain management, logistics, or a related field.
  • Extensive knowledge of the homebuilding construction process.
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management.
  • Interest in market dynamics along with business sense.
  • Strong negotiation and networking skills.
  • Working experience with vendor management software.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data and work with figures.
  • Strong decision-making skills.
  • Leadership capabilities and demonstrated management of purchasing teams.


  • 3+ years of Sage CRE and/or ProCore software experience.
  • Previous construction estimating experience.
  • Spanish proficiency is a plus.
ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, diverse and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on merit, competence, and qualifications. It is our policy to administer all personnel actions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Consistent with the obligations of these laws, ICON will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Furthermore, as a federal government contractor, the Company maintains an affirmative action program which furthers its commitment and complies with recordkeeping and reporting requirements under certain federal civil rights laws and regulations, including Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (as amended).

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