Director of Purchasing and Architecture

Director of Purchasing and Architecture

Chantilly, VA

Bring your homebuilding experience in construction, purchasing, cost, architecture, operations, etc. and join our client, one of the fastest growing national homebuilders in a start-up market.



  • More Responsibility/Opportunity: Be one of the first few employees in the door – lay the groundwork for global procurement strategy of a start-up homebuilding division.
  • Capital Commitment: $250MM national fund fueling local investments *owner controlled*.
  • Innovative Culture: Looking for a professional with a bias for action to drive this function with creativity and innovation, not micromanagement.


What you’ll do: 

  • Lead all purchasing, estimating and architecture functions.
  • Manage personnel and activities related to operations and development of company products.



  • Develop and maintain manufacturing operations business plans to include all program requirements, labor hours, cycle, production costs and image.
  • Develop and manage purchasing and procurement policies, procedures and objectives to procure resources and supplies at the lowest total cost consistent with approved quality and delivery standards.
  • Provide input to the development of product strategy and R&D of new and emerging products.
  • Establish production and quality control standards, develop budget and cost controls, obtain data regarding types, quantities, specifications and delivery dates of products ordered.
  • Provide guidance on the development of a manufacturing process plan, including personnel requirements, material needs, subcontract requirements, facility needs and tooling and equipment needs.
  • Review production and operating reports and direct the resolution of operational, manufacturing and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
  • Determine the responsibilities of assigned organization and staff positions to accomplish business objectives.
  • Train and ensure all assigned employees are aware of and comply with company, government and customer policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Champion of the back office system.


What you’ll need:

  • 8+ years’ experience with a production homebuilder / 4+ years’ purchasing experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience in a management-level position with a reputable construction organization (production homebuilder preferred).
  • 3+ years’ experience related to architecture or product design is highly preferred.
  • High school diploma/GED required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of Virginia municipal permitting and regulations is a plus.
  • Patience and ability to maintain focus within a “start-up environment”.


For more information, please email Mike Sachs

at msachs@riogrp.comand include your resume

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