Conner Homes

Phone: 888-302-1252

Current career opportunities.

Conner Homes is a rewarding place to work. You’ll be surrounded by smart people with a high work ethic and strong character who are driven to work in the most efficient, effective manner, resulting in the highest customer satisfaction. It’s having the flexibility to utilize your skills and your eagerness to learn in a group of self-motivated, proactive individuals. It’s a place where new ideas are championed, creativity and collaboration are valued and individual contributions influence the course of the company.

At Conner Homes, the difference is character. Founded 60 years ago, we are still a local, multi-generational, family owned business. Here at Conner, we share the interests of our community in building homes responsibly, with attention to design, a devotion to quality and absolute integrity.

Conner Homes is currently looking for a Purchasing Associate for their Purchasing Department. As Purchasing Associate, you will assist the Project Managers with estimating, bids, contracting, and permitting related to the construction of residential single-family homes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

General

  • Implement best practices/procedures for purchasing department.
  • Manage & develop relationships with trade partners and vendors.

Estimating

  • Review plans.
  • Perform quantity take-offs to ensure bid accuracy or as needed for feasibility.
  • Maintain unit pricing spreadsheets.

Bids

  • Solicit bids and manage bid process for each project.
  • Review bids and bid analysis spreadsheets with PMs to award contracts.
  • Maintain project specific bid binders with pricing data.

Contracts

  • Generate new subcontracts and import commitments into accounting software.
  • Preview all returned, signed contracts prior to passing on for final execution.
  • Review, prepare and issue approved change orders and/or contract extensions with Project Managers.
  • Maintain a Contract/Change order log for each project.

Departmental Administration

  • Manage and maintain new vendor and subcontractor information.
  • Manage and maintain subcontractor insurance requirements/compliance.
  • Network/research to expand pool of subcontractors.
  • Track changes to plans per Project Manager direction.

Budgeting Functions

  • Manage direct construction costs to hit targeted project budgets.

Qualifications Education and/or Experience:

Bachelors in Construction Management, Business Administration or related field; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Don’t get lost in a big corporation! Come join a company with a family feel and room for advancement based on YOUR interests! Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vacation and sick time plus 401k matching. At Conner Homes you will find something different. We call it strength of character. It is reflected in the homes and the communities we build and the way we do business.

Come build your future with Conner Homes!

To apply for this position, please send your resume to connerjobs@connerhomes.com.

Conner Homes has been building quality homes in the Northwest for 60 years. As a multi-generational, family-owned business, we live in the community where we build. And since we plan to be here for the next 60 years and beyond, it’s essential that our homes — and our service — stand the test of time.

Duties:

General Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a clean and safe work place in compliance with our standards and procedures as well as current WISHA and OSHA regulations.
  • Manage home construction and plat improvements to schedule, budget, performance and maintenance.
  • Adhere to applicable building codes, manufacturer’s specifications, Conner construction and quality standards, budgets, systems and procedures.
  • Set up and maintain field office, equipment and documents.
  • Review plans, specs and change orders prior to construction. Anticipate and work out unresolved construction details and provide corrected drawings and documents to the appropriate parties.
  • Maintain and display positive attitude and attributes.
  • Effectively communicate our expectations.
  • Calculate, order, schedule delivery of, receive and store materials.
  • Create and maintain daily job records and other reports described in company procedure documents.
  • Lead efforts to identify, evaluate and implement quality schedule and cost improvements.
  • Investigate and correct mistakes on plans, specs, take-offs, etc., and provide documentation to help eliminate the problem from recurring.
  • Anticipate and solve problems, visualize how finished product will look, clarify uncertainties.

Scheduling:

  • Plan and organize your time effectively so that you can manage all responsibilities efficiently.
  • Prepare, communicate and achieve critical path schedule.
  • Coordinate, supervise and direct inspections, machinery, labor, suppliers and subcontractors so that work progresses efficiently and the critical path schedule is achieved.

Quality Control:

  • Layout electrical, plumbing, HVAC, soffits, cabinets and other critical or unique details.
  • Continually inspect construction while it is in process to ensure the work is being done correctly.
  • Document and communicate solutions to quality challenges.

Cost Control:

  • Meet budgets.
  • Authorize payment for completed work.
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities.

Personnel Management:

  • Train all personnel to follow our quality and safety standards.
  • Communicate and support the corporate mission statements, goals and policies.
  • Provide strong leadership as the focal point for all on-site operations.
  • Perform and review written 2-way evaluations and goals with your manager.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Construction Management, or related field; or 2+ years of directly related experience and/or training.
  • Residential building experience.
  • Budget management skills.
  • Team Player.
  • MS Office proficiency.
  • High quality standards.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Self-motivated and pro-active.
  • Effective time-management skills.
  • Ability to be flexible.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to details and follow-through.
  • Proven ability to work with multiple projects and manage competing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

At Conner, you’ll be surrounded by smart people with strong work ethics whose mission is to maximize value to customers, the community, and our peers by working efficiently to produce sustainably-built, high quality homes and neighborhoods. Conner is a place where new ideas are championed, creativity and collaboration are valued, and individual contributions influence the course of the company.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to connerjobs@connerhomes.com.

  • Position Highlights: Understands the power of the Conner Homes brand and the unique customer value proposition in assigned community.  Engages in the Conner Homes’ training and selling process to convert traffic to sales per the sales plan, while maintaining the highest level of customer experience. Sells the benefits of the community, reputation of Conner Homes and the quality and design of company products, construction and service.

Position Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Adheres to and follows all rules and expectations outlined by the Department of Licensing and NWMLS and will keep all listings current.
  • Utilizes all sales and marketing resources that are available in order to achieve the sales and closing goals for the communities assigned.
  • Actively participates in traffic driving efforts. Including, but not limited to, initiating follow up phone calls to previous traffic, outreach to brokerage community, key real estate agents, past customers and own network of contacts. Goal is to generate 1/3 of total traffic.
  • Promptly meets/greets prospective customers who visit community and collects completed registration materials from every customer who visits (or solicits information from prospective customers to complete registration process). All registration information entered into CRM nightly.
  • Maintains that the “Community is Always for Sale” – presentation materials are professional, community signage is in place and accurate, website information is accurate and models looking their best.
  • Walks inventory homes routinely with construction team to make sure community looks its best and that expectations are properly set with customers.
  • Coordinates and manages weekly team meeting with construction team to manage backlog, customer experience and general community management.
  • Effectively communicates the key differentiator touch points as to why the customer should purchase a home from Conner Homes versus other builders.
  • Explains benefits of specific Conner Homes features that are showcased throughout the homes.
  • Uses the Process Orientation as a way to set expectations with buyers in backlog and make them feel comfortable about their buying purchase.
  • Works collaboratively with other team members to ensure that the entire process is seamless from set up of model homes to close of sale and delivery of homes.
  • Proactively communicates and responds in a professional and timely manner to all external and internal stakeholders (managers, real estate brokers, homebuyers, etc.).
  • Informs management of opportunities, problems, progress and support needed, and works with sales management team to quickly and appropriately resolve issues.
  • Manages backlog, maintaining strong lines of weekly communication with customers post purchase decision.
  • Resolves any issues or problems with customers to keep the process moving forward.
  • Is available as needed (even on days off) to make sure the customer experience is always a first priority.
  • Meets all reporting deadlines in a timely and consistent manner (weekly sales/traffic reports; competition reports, etc).
  • Inputs, updates, and effectively utilizes data in the Company’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system (or other systems as required by management) to drive sales activities in assigned communities.
  • Develops knowledge of competitor policies, programs, pricing and products, as well as consumer demographics, in an effort to better define key differentiators for his/her assigned communities and provides helpful information to management.
  • Monitors and shops competitive products, providing feedback to management to ensure appropriate team members and management are kept abreast of changes in the market.
  • Acknowledges and understands that mystery performance shops (audio and video) will be performed regularly.
  • Acknowledges and understands that no real estate representation or any work whatsoever will be made outside of the Conner Homes Group without prior written authorization.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • An active state specific Real Estate or Broker license in good standing required.
  • Experience selling townhomes/condos.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of previous sales experience required.
  • New home sales experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of sales programs, policies and procedures.
  • Solid interpersonal skills and experience in negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution.
  • Current working knowledge of homebuilding and the residential real estate industry.
  • Ability to prepare, plan and deliver clear and persuasive sales presentations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of critical path and relationship selling and fundamental knowledge of finance options.
  • Basic understanding of construction process and terminology, option selection process, escrow process, and customer care process.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent standing, walking (including stairs and uneven ground) and sitting; occasional lifting.
  • May require occasional driving of customers from sales office to community lots.
  • Environmental conditions vary depending on weather, stage of production, and where work takes place. Some of the following conditions apply at various times, hot, cold, wet, dry, muddy, humid, windy, calm, bright, dark, noisy, dusty, poor lighting, poor ventilation, temperature variations, fog and rain. Airborne particles such as wood dust, drywall dusts, etc. are common in the field environment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please let us know.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to connerjobs@connerhomes.com.