Hot Market, Exceptional Benefits: Celebrated Builder Hiring San Antonio Purchasing Exec

San Antonio has become a remarkable place to build a construction career: Prices continue to climb while inventory recently hit a record low. Now, one of the country’s largest privately held builders will give the right person an opportunity to lead its purchasing in this thriving market. Competitive pay is just the beginning at this award-winning workplace. The newest member of its leadership will enjoy profit-sharing potential, outstanding retirement benefits, paid time off to volunteer and a robust professional development program.

The new purchasing manager for this division that generated nearly $130 million in revenue last year will assume a wide range of responsibilities with a long-term mindset and a focus on quality. Reporting to the division president, he or she will hire, train and coach a strong team. At the same time, this professional will reduce hard costs through skilled negotiations while applying a deep understanding of residential construction and design to uncover hidden savings. Responsibilities will include vendor and trade contractor selection and the maintenance of those relationships. The new manager also will conduct gross margin analyses, ensure consistent takeoffs and resolve project issues and changes.

The position calls for a relevant bachelor’s degree accompanied by at least one year in construction operations and five in purchasing management. This background should include estimating, related accounting and personnel management experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of all functional areas of homebuilding. Familiarity with JD Edwards is preferred. The new purchasing manager also will prove exceptionally organized, communicating effectively across teams and prioritizing multiple demands that change frequently.

Christopher Frederick Search Consultants, a trusted national executive recruitment firm, has been retained to help find the right construction pro to join the leadership of this fast-growing division in San Antonio. If you feel your knowledge and experience would make a good fit, contact firm principal Chris Hingle at (713) 961-5582, email him at or visit