Director of Procurement

Position Summary

Company Description:  

CRATE Modular is a steel volumetric modular manufacturer focused on mid- and high-rise development in multiple markets such as affordable housing, education, and hospitality. We help developers, architects and general contractors design and build more efficiently by leveraging the benefits of affordable modular construction process. We’ve set new standards in our industry with our modern, energy efficient, and sustainable steel structures. We are growing our high-performing team and looking for new talent that strive for excellence, have a desire to make an impact, and have proven track records in real estate development, manufacturing, construction, or startup environments.



The Director of Procurement will work expressly within inventory, warehouse, planning and purchasing to ensure the consistency, cost-effectiveness, efficiency and adequacy of the procurement and inventory process.  This person will be responsible for overseeing and facilitating the purchasing/inventory strategy, supervising teams of subordinate staff in purchasing, operations and ensuring all employees and processes meet the company’s standards and designations for work quality.  Below is a description of the primary job responsibilities and key skills and attributes that are essential to the position.


Essential Functions:

  • Maintain and implement construction proforma/budget for each project.
  • Monitoring, reviewing, and analyzing bids and quotes with suppliers, including the negotiation of service agreements and contractors.
  • Establish guidelines for approving purchase orders, set purchasing policies, manage inventory and budget for materials.
  • Maintain and establish new relationships with vendors to ensure adequate resources for all projects and to continually improve pricing and quality of work.
  • Mentor and supervise purchasing and warehouse/inventory team.
  • Document best practices in the purchasing process and seek to optimize where applicable.
  • Develop and implement new purchasing strategies to deliver ongoing cost reductions and process simplification.
  • Assist in settling invoice or contract disputes.
  • Adhere to and maximize purchasing budget.
  • Adhere to and enforce safety best practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Maintaining knowledge of the market, in addition to current prices and fair rates for goods
  • Planning policies and procedures for efficiently, honestly, economically and productively purchasing goods for supply chain production and operation
  • Monitoring, reviewing and analyzing bids and quotes with suppliers, including the negotiation of service agreements and contracts
  • Overseeing sources for purchasing supplies
  • Maintaining company budget and streamlining costs

Key Skills and Attributes:

  • Adept at negotiating with vendors while cultivating long-term relationships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences.
  • Highly organized, focus on the details, and know how to get the right materials to arrive at the right time.
  • Sound common sense.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Strong proficiency in construction materials is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.                                        
  • General knowledge of construction or metal fabrication processes.
  • Advance knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Experience with Fishbowl and QuickBooks is desirable.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience, including a minimum of five years in management
  • Extensive field knowledge
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to direct others according to company standards
  • Exemplary multitasking and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand, walk, push, pull, lift, reach, grasp, and perform repetitive motion.
  • Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.


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