GableCraft Homes at Royal Bay

A dynamic home builder committed to creating safe, sustainable and welcoming communities where families thrive for generations.

On behalf of our client, GableCraft Homes, we are searching for an experienced Senior Purchasing & Estimating Manager who will focus on streamlining purchasing and estimating processes and continue building strong local B2B relationships in Colwood, BC. In this full-time, permanent position, extensive construction materials experience, local supplier knowledge, and an innovative and goal-oriented outlook are required.

This leadership position will focus on:

Capacity Planning – ensuring adequate trade and supplier capacity in place to achieve GableCraft’s business objectives

Competitive Pricing – ensuring the pricing from trade and supplier partners reflects GableCraft’s volume and relative position in the marketplace

Value Engineering – providing valuable feedback to the product development process to ensure GableCraft provides high perceived value in its product offerings

Purchasing Efficiency – working with all departments to ensure GableCraft is applying best-in-class systems, approaches and practices to the purchasing and estimating function

Purchasing Integration – looking for new and innovative ways for purchasing opportunities to span product offerings and to maximize purchasing power

If you are looking to join a progressive team of development and construction professionals that is developing this exciting new seaside community from the ground up, then we encourage you to apply.

Let’s talk about you:

  • An energetic, self-starter who thrives on meeting high expectations and has the confidence to exceed goals
  • A creative thinker who can provide recommendations to problems in a highly time-sensitive environment
  • Desire to perform product research and financial analysis
  • Superior organizational, project management and critical thinking skills
  • Understanding of construction documents and the ability to assess their completeness
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and project deadlines, and to solve problems based on clearly defined procedures
  • Effective communicator with the desire to build and grow relationships
  • Works well independently and as part of a team

What else you bring:

  • 5+ years recent, related experience working in estimating or purchasing in Victoria’s home building industry
  • Completion of post-secondary education plus ideally a degree related to Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Estimating, Engineering, Commerce or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of building practices and terms in order to communicate easily; ability to think like a builder; and be ability to estimate rough-ins, match volume, etc.
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing, contract and vendor management with an understanding of the value of building long-term business relationships
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office (Excel and Word) Outlook required

About GableCraft Homes and the Community:

Royal Bay is a Seaside Master-Planned Community Development located in Colwood, B.C. Planned for several thousand new homes with additional commercial and retail amenities, Royal Bay is a unique and exciting new development that has seen major construction activity since 2016 and has quickly made a notable positive impact on the Westshore.

Royal Bay will continue to grow rapidly and this is an excellent opportunity to join a locally-based team with larger corporate relationships across Western Canada.

In addition to being a leading home builder, GableCraft Homes is the land developer and property manager responsible for municipal approvals, land subdivision, planning, and building of future commercial zones and community amenities such as public parks, trails and municipal infrastructure.

How To Apply:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply in confidence to TallSky Consulting with a resume and a cover letter that describes how you meet the requirements of this position.

We thank all candidates who apply; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted following initial application acknowledgement. No phone calls please.

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