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Purchasing Manager, Estimator

Location:
Houston, Texas, United States
Posted:
October 26, 2016

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Houston, TX. *****

E-mail- acw8t7@r.postjobfree.com

Cell 281-***-****

Lee Weatherwax

Objective To obtain a challenging position to utilize proven management experience. Proficient in AutoCad, JD Edwards and Microsoft Excel.

Experience May 2006 - Present Ashton Woods Homes Houston, TX.

Purchasing/Estimating/Design Manager

Purchasing

Manage Purchasing team of 3 members

Saved over 3% off direct house cost 3 years in a row. 4.71% in 2010

Achieved Model Discounts of over $45,000 per model built

Source new products and vendors to reduce house cost/increase buyer perception

Negotiated rebates of over $1,200,000 last year, over $2500 per homes built

Month sales training for new employees

Estimating

Manage Estimating team of 5 members

Office take offs /estimates field verified by estimating and builder teams

Estimating Variance less than 0.05% of directs

Value engineer plans from architect

Estimate new plans as well as make correction to existing plans

Review drawing coming from engineers before plans are given to estimators or builders.

Review extra purchase orders from builders to determine estimating and/or field errors.

Walk frame homes to determine if house have been built to engineered drawings and take offs

Meet with builders to determine any additional building material needs or builder problems

Design

Manage Design team of 2 member

Coordinate plans from Architect to engineering to sales renderings

Red line drawings coming from design before they are sent to estimating.

Revise most plans in house

Experience Nov. 2005 – May 2006 Design Tech Homes Houston, TX.

Purchasing / Estimator Manager

Responsible for purchasing of over $10+ million materials for Houston & San Antonio markets.

Oversee 4 person estimating department & purchasing assistant.

Institute programs to lower both field and estimating variances

Red line drawings coming from design before they are sent to engineer.

Review drawing coming from engineers before plans are given to estimating.

Review extra purchase orders from builders to determine estimating and/or field errors.

Walk frame homes w/ design manage to determine if house have been built to engineered drawings.

Experience Jan 2000 - Nov. 2005 Ryland Homes Houston, TX.

Senior Estimator

Field verification of take-offs based on office estimates

Estimate new plans as well as make correction to existing plans

Red line drawings coming from design before they are sent to engineer.

Review drawing coming from engineers before plans are given to estimators or builders.

Review extra purchase orders from builders to determine estimating and/or field errors.

Walk frame homes to determine if house have been built to engineered drawings.

Meet with builders to determine any additional building material needs or builder problems

Experience 1995-2000 Hendee Enterprises Inc Houston, TX.

Operations Manager

manage daily operations of commercial greenhouse, tent and air Inflated structure company with $17+ million in annual sales

oversee department of design / engineering, installations, material procurement, work order entry and scheduling

coordinate all aspects of production, including labor, materials, equipment, maintenance and quality control

achieve major production savings of 35% - 50% through strategic planning, training, material handling and facility planning

Supervision / Training

supervise and coordinate 90+ plant workers, design engineers, service staff and installation crews

perform hiring, training, scheduling, performance evaluations and promotions

motivate employee through positive re-informance and on-going staff development

lead staff meetings to reinforce goals, update procedures and troubleshoot operations

Purchasing / Inventory Control

oversee $40+ million in annual purchases of material, supplies and equipment dealing with over 100 vendors

develop and oversee all cost roll-ups for manufacturing products

research and identify new vendors to maximize purchasing resources

negotiate with vendors over pricing, quantities, shipping and payment terms

set-up / run inventory and work with corporate inventory auditors

Financial Management

forecast all labor, material, and overhead costs to establish annual operations budget for plant

monitor job costing to adhere to margin profitability

review financial statements / reports for plant performance and make appropriate modifications in plant operations

develop budget for R&D programs to ensure marketability of new products

1992-1995 Designer / Estimating Coordinator ACSI Houston, TX.

1983-1992 Home Builder Palmer Enterprises, Inc. Huntsville, TX.

Education 126 credit hrs. Towards civil engineering degree

University of Houston

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