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ManpowerGroup Options Manager in San Diego, California

About KB Home

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States and has been building quality homes for over 60 years. Today, KB Home operates in 38 markets across eight states, serving a wide array of buyer groups. What sets us apart is giving our customers the ability to personalize their homes from homesites and floor plans to cabinets and countertops, at a price that fits their needs. And as the first builder ever to make every home we build ENERGY STARĀ® certified, KB Home is able to not only design thoughtful living spaces but ones that lower the cost of homeownership. We also work with our customers every step of the way, building strong personal relationships so they have a real partner in the homebuying process and the experience is as simple and easy as possible. Learn more about how we build homes built on relationships by visiting kbhome.com.

JOB SUMMARY: The Options Manager is responsible for the maintenance and structure of Options, Flooring and Appliance set-up. They will manage the process of analysis, implementation and training of all Options, Flooring and Appliances. In summary, the Options Manager is the liaison between Purchasing and Studio to support the Divisions policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage time to most effectively meet the department's goals each day. Meet deadlines with complete and accurate information. Minimizing the effect of unexpected interruptions on long term and daily tasks.

  • Understand what trades are involved in installing and completing options and what stage of Construction the option needs to be selected by the Customer to prevent Construction delays and accommodate ordering lead times. Coordinate with the VP of Purchasing to make sure assumptions are current on ordering cycle times and product availability from slab options to flooring options.

  • Set-up community to bid (Options, Appliances and Flooring documents).

  • Coordinate with the Centralized Purchasing Administration (CPA), Review plans and determine option needs. Download information into a spreadsheet and provide recommendations on options offerings in 999, Communities and Spec Level.

  • Establish and Maintain structure of Option Attributes. Including Cut-off, Sales Tag, Sorting, Colors, Model numbers, and Buyer friendly option notes.

  • Perform thorough audit of all option contracts for each new community set up to ensure accurate contracts and retail pricing is in place prior to model selection and going to sale.

  • Maintain Standardized Option Sales Prices, to support right pricing analysis, variable contribution %, Business Plan, and Studio Director/Manager direction.

  • Establish a routine gap analysis of Options/Flooring frequency data to streamline product offerings by identifying options that are not performing. Partner with Studio Director/Manager to identify reasons for low frequency and determine whether to eliminate. i.e. Price, Setup, Presentation. Merchandizing, Training, etc.

  • Attend and participate in divisional New Community Meetings, weekly Studio/Purchasing meetings, and any other Options related meetings.

  • Attend all required Purchasing calls and Studio Business review calls.

  • Attend Frame Walks for new plans and Models Walks to ensure all options are installed.

  • Work with Vendors to ensure their understanding of new option requests, ensuring accuracy of Bids and Scope of Works.

  • Work with trade partners to obtain all stair rail diagrams and marketing to ensure electrical and flooring diagrams are correct and available on Bluefish interactive.

  • Consider impact to Construction Schedule and field operations when adding new options.

  • Coordinate implementation of new Options and/or new suppliers and vendors with Construction and Customer Service. Coordinate removal of discontinued products on Studio floor and work with Studio Director to replace same.

  • Perform analysis of products and factors to provide Purchasing Agent necessary data to guide negotiations of Options and Flooring costs.

  • Perform thorough audit of all options contracts for new community setup to ensure accurate contracts and retail pricing is in place prior to model selection and going to sale.

  • Establish process to incorporate new offerings from Product Merchandising Team (PMT) selections into Studio offerings.

  • Partner with Studio Director/Manager to coordinate with vendors to ensure all Studio displays are current, accurate and complete with product offerings. Ensure training of new options is implemented for Studio, Purchasing, Construction and Customer Service.

  • Order Product Tags from Corporate Studio for all Studio display and ensure products are tagged.

  • Run routine analysis for all Audit Options Reports.

Work with Internal Employees and External Subcontractors:

  • Internal:

  • VP of Purchasing (daily) - communicate work progress and any outstanding issues.

  • Studio Director/Manager of Studio and DUP (daily) - communicate work progress and any outstanding issues.

  • Purchasing Agent/Purchasing Coordinator (daily) - communicate work progress and any outstanding issues with new and active communities.

  • Centralized Purchasing Administration (daily) - provide support for all issues relating to subcontractor's contracts.

  • Production Department (daily) - provide support for any concerns regarding contracts, options, starts.

  • Work with VP Finance or Director to establish consistent margins that meet Company Standards

  • External:

  • Subcontractors (daily) - provide support regarding questions or concerns with contracts, starts, and options.

Other special assignments as may be needed:

  • HB1 Liaison etc., Envision & Strategic KB initiatives

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

  • College Degree in Accounting or Construction / Business Management or equivalent experience

Experience:

  • 5 years in the home building industry with heavy experience in residential purchasing, construction and/or studio.

  • Construction field experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to read and understand building plans

  • Detail focused on accurate bids and trade requirements for completing options

  • Ability to maintain the highest Ethical behavior: Team Player and willing to follow up and get to solutions for problems

  • Self-motivated and able to work in a collectively responsible team environment.

  • Ability to stay organized and manages priorities in an efficient manner.

  • Possess strong negotiation skills and experience

  • Proficient in using MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, AS/400 experience preferred.

  • Exceptional communication skills necessary, both written and verbal; detail oriented with good follow-up and follow-thru skills.

  • Good people and problem-solving skills required

Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program, bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team. Diversity is important to KB Home!

This position is being recruited by ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions RPO, on behalf of KB Home. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

ManpowerGroup is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a professional, high quality work environment. It is the policy of ManpowerGroup and all of its subsidiaries to recruit, train, promote, transfer, pay and take all employment actions without regard to an employee's race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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