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Location: Tacoma, WA

Garrette Custom Homes—Puget Sound — a growing Pacific NW homebuilder– seeks an experienced, professional and collaborative Purchasing Manager. Located in Tacoma, WA, this position is instrumental in building positive, productive business relationships with exceptional trade partners, negotiating contracts and developing accurate cost estimates.

This is a full-time in-office opportunity with options for a 1-2 day hybrid schedule after training is complete.

We offer a competitive compensation package for the position of Purchasing Manager beginning with a salary range of $80,000 – $120,000 with additional opportunities for performance-based bonuses up to $10,000 to $30,000 annually, subject to the terms of a written employment agreement and meeting performance expectations. This position is considered an exempt role. Total annual compensation is dependent on target performance and may be up to $100,000 to $150,000, subject to achieving targeted performance expectations and the terms of a written employment agreement.

This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s extensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision benefits for the employee. This position is also eligible to participate in annual profit sharing and our 401(k)-retirement savings plans with a discretionary 3% contribution. A healthy balance of wellbeing and paid time off is one of the ways we support our teammates. We provide 120 hours of paid time off for the first year and seven paid holidays annually.

We are seeking a dynamic candidate who enjoys a challenge and thrives on making positive contributions to Company goals while exemplifying our core values including: Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Candor and Humility. Our Company culture is team-oriented, supportive and customer-centered. GCH employees take great pride in their work and have a genuine enthusiasm for seeing customers’ dreams realized.

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Purchasing Manager Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborates with Portland/Vancouver purchasing team to efficiently coordinate Company purchasing services.
  • Proactively recruits and selects qualified, competitively priced Puget Sound subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Negotiates and administers vendor contracts.
  • Proficiency in analyzing bid comparisons to ensure competitive pricing
  • Manages included features and options to keep design center current.
  • Manages budgets for all homes/subdivisions.
  • Provides leadership to ensure accuracy and maintenance of purchase order and pricing database.
  • Updates scopes of work for trade contractor agreements.
  • Seeks opportunities to control costs while maintaining high quality standards.
  • Works with design and construction personnel to value engineer new and existing plan sets.
  • Proactively monitors and updates design/product options to reflect market preferences.
  • Works across departments to achieve Company strategic goals.

Purchasing Manager Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 5-7 years’ work experience in purchasing or contract management field.
  • Residential construction industry purchasing experience is crucial for this role.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics or related field or Associate’s degree with equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of home construction building process including methods, materials, contracts.
  • Knowledge of residential construction trades.
  • Ability to negotiate and find timely, winning solutions.
  • Strong analytical abilities; logical decision making skills.
  • Organized and detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task effectively; exceptional accuracy and follow through.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including proficiency in making presentations.
  • Responsible with strong work ethic, integrity, and reliability.
  • Initiative and creative problem solving skills.
  • Professional, approachable and team-oriented.
  • Handles multiple priorities effectively.
  • Proficient in use of computer software to include Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Prior use of homebuilding enterprise and project management software.

For consideration, please forward:

  1. A completed Career History Form (Online Application) found at the following link:
  2. Upload your résumé.

Successful completion of a reference check, pre-employment drug test and background check are steps in our hiring process.

If you have questions about the application process, inquire via email with our hiring process facilitator at:

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.