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Purchasing Agent

Orlando, FL

Position Summary:

Landsea Homes is seeking an intelligent and ambitious individual interested in an exciting and challenging position as a Purchasing Agent. This position helps to drive financial efficiency by overseeing procurement processes, negotiating vendor pricing, and communicating cross-functionally to achieve cohesive purchasing strategies.


  • Oversee bid invitations to ensure top-tier bidder participation and communicate award decisions and rejections.
  • Identify discrepancies in bids, negotiate price adjustments, and develop comprehensive bid analyses and recommendations.
  • Coordinate with Purchasing Administrators to process complete and accurate award packages.
  • Evaluate costs and potential profits of construction features and provide valuable insights for informed decision-making.
  • Aid the Purchasing Manager in managing supplier and contract databases, tracking rebates and model discounts, and posting approved Feature Specifications.
  • Provide guidance on scope and contract updates to enhance efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Monitor and track pricing trends and fluctuations in building materials, labor, and equipment.
  • Foster communication and maintain professional relationships with senior management to recommend procurement strategies based on industry standards.
  • Possess a deep understanding of the construction industry, including reading architectural plans, and maintaining familiarity with industry terminology and bidding best practices.
  • Proactively manage and resolve conflicts with trade partners and field staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in bachelor’s degree in business administration, procurement, or a related field is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in purchasing, preferably within the new home construction industry.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office products, with a strong focus on Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong communication skills and comfortable communicating cross-functionally with internal and external business partners.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and the ability to manage multiple projects and deliverables in a dynamic environment.

Physical Requirements:

This is primarily a sedentary position. May be required to occasionally bend, stoop, reach, lift, move and carry office materials and supplies weighing 25 pounds or less. Finger dexterity is required to operate a computer keyboard. This position requires public contact, as such, appropriate business apparel and professional appearance is expected.

Travel Requirements:

Occasional travel may be required. Employees will be reimbursed for using their own vehicle in the course of the job at the federal mileage rate in effect at the time.

Landsea Homes is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

Contact Email:

Inside Sales Counselor