Sr. Director, Strategic Procurement

New York

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Senior Director, Strategic Procurement
The Howard Hughes name is synonymous with entrepreneurial vision, tenacity and a pioneering spirit, values that today are embodied by The Howard Hughes Corporation.  While Hughes’ passion for aviation and the silver screen are legendary, it was his visionary investment in real estate that forms the bedrock of the company today.  At the core of our DNA we believe we can Make Life Extraordinary.  For our people, for our stakeholders, for our shareholders and for the people that live, breathe, consume and experience our brand.
We believe in “Thinking Big” at The Howard Hughes Corporation.  We are driven by entrepreneurialism, a passion for excellence, and an unrelenting dedication to success.  Our mission is to be the pre-eminent developer and operator of master planned communities and mixed-use properties.  We create timeless places and memorable experiences that inspire people while driving sustainable, long-term growth and value for our shareholders. We create environments where people want to live, work, shop, dine and play from coast to coast to coast.
The Director of Strategic Procurement guides national procurement strategy, supply chain management and implementation of purchasing objectives for assigned product categories.  This role supports the development of strategic real-estate assets of The Howard Hughes Corporation, which are comprised of high profile and large scale commercial, residential and mixed-use developments throughout the United States.  This role reports to the Vice President of Strategic Procurement and serves internal stakeholders within the Development and Design & Construction management departments
  • Provide procurement strategy and leadership of assigned product categories.
  • Develop and manage strategic vendor relationships while executing and managing project-purchasing agreements for the benefit of HHC’s real estate development activities.
  • Secure best-in-market pricing and best-in-class operational service levels with measurable benefits to HHC’s development pro formas.
Strategic Procurement and Supply Chain Management:
  • Conduct product category market assessments and supply chain studies.
  • Develop and implement strategic procurement strategies.
  • Develop business requirements, scopes of work, and service level requirements for corporate and project procurement agreements.
  • Develop and manage requests for proposal processes including proposal and price analysis.
  • Negotiate price and contract terms with vendors.
  • Develop procurement contracts for execution.
  • Manage and ensure continuous improvement of multi-project vendor frame agreements.
  • Manage strategic vendor relationships.
Project Management:
  • Manage project procurement coordination meetings and ensure coordination across the roles and responsibilities of project vendors, contractors, designers and HHC development team.
  • Manage to completion issues to ensure timely decision-making and resolution.
  • Coordinate project Value Engineering processes and pricing analysis.
  • Review final product submittals for completeness, ensure compliance, and monitor for approvals.
  • Coordinate with development team and contractors to determine all Required on Job (ROJ) dates.
  • Monitor ROJ dates and ensure that all notices of release to fabricate are issued timely to vendors.
  • Schedule, manage and witness factory testing where required.
  • Provide management and oversight to ensure field operations and delivery requirements are documented and achieved.
  • Manage, monitor and keep records of the joint receipt and hand-off of all materials and equipment and ensure any materials damaged during delivery are returned and redelivered to project location.
  • Review, redline and approve all vendor invoices for payment.
  • Monitor the testing, start-up and signoff process and ensure identified issues are resolved.
  • Receive and review all Warranty certificates for compliance and manage all warranty claims.
  • Receive and review O&M Manuals and Documentation for compliance.
Regional Account Manager
  • Champion the adoption of and utilization of strategic procurement strategies in assigned region(s).
  • Evaluate and recommend regional project objectives based on development plans.
  • Cultivate trusted advisor relationships with development and construction manager leads.
  • Coordinate the resources necessary to properly support and ensure implementation of all targeted strategic procurement categories for assigned region.
  • Experience and knowledge of architecture, construction purchasing, construction supply chain and management, and/or construction project management.
  • Specific experience in negotiating construction contracts and purchasing agreements, managing RFP processes, reading plans and specifications, estimating, and scheduling.
  • Strong analytical, strategic planning, risk management and organizational abilities.
  • Passionate, entrepreneurial and dedicated to success.
  • Four (4) year college degree with at least four (4) years of architectural, engineering or construction management training and/or 10 years of construction industry experience required.