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Purchasing Specialist

Clayton Homes

Clayton Homes

Maryville, TN, USA
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023

Clayton Homes, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the nation's leading housing provider, is a vertically integrated housing company that builds, sells, and insures affordable housing. Our commitment to creating a World Class Customer Experience is unparalleled in the housing industry and we believe it begins with a World Class Team Member Experience. From entry-level to more experienced positions, we're actively recruiting individuals who are passionate, positive, and eager to learn. We then equip you for success, whether you're in the office, in the field, or on the floor. As a member of our team you'll enjoy excellent benefits, opportunities for growth, and an encouraging culture that supports work / life balance.

Position Summary: The Purchasing Specialist works with the ERP Implementation Team and will transition into working with the Procurement Team. The purpose of the position is to maintain purchasing data, reviewing supplies to ensure they meet company standards while providing monthly and annual purchasing reports to management for review. The Purchasing Specialist will perform other administrative duties as needed based on the needs of the team.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Provides administrative and clerical support to the department.
  • Types reports, purchase orders, memoranda, and other documents.
  • Maintain purchasing data, and ensure all supplies meet company standards.
  • Submit monthly purchasing reports to management for review.
  • Establishes and maintains recordkeeping system for purchasing department.
  • Create monthly and annual purchase reports for management review.
  • Create a database of invoices, purchase orders, quote requests, vendor or supplier contracts, and updating it as needed.
  • Analysis on supply chain and suppliers.
  • Research vendors and collects prices, specifications, and other data related to goods and services.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems, Business, or related area required.
  • 0-2 years relatable experience including functional knowledge Supply Chain.
  • Self-starter that can work effectively within time constraints and changing priorities
  • Ability to clearly articulate detailed steps of a process
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work independently once tasks are assigned.
  • Oracle experience is a plus.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to consistently operate a computer and other office productivity machinery such as telephone, calculator, copy machine, computer printer, etc.
  • Must be able to communicate with others via phone, email, and in person. Must be able to exchange accurate information with others.
  • Constantly works in an indoor, temperature-controlled, sealed-window office environment.
  • Work primarily involves sitting / standing.

Travel Requirements: None

Why Clayton?
A Berkshire Hathaway Company - an integrity-based organization offering unlimited career growth opportunities.
Full-time team members have the flexibility to create their own health, dental, and vision benefits package. Clayton provides competitive 401K programs, including investment options and company matching for full and part time employees after one year to help our team members achieve their financial goals. Additional benefits include paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, Employee Assistance Programs, and more.
As part of Clayton’s commitment to Opening Doors to a Better Life, Clayton is now providing paid time for Team Members to volunteer to causes that are meaningful to them through the Clayton Impact program.
Clayton is proud to have earned spots on the following Forbes lists: America’s Best Employers, America’s Best Employers by State, Best Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for Women.
At Clayton, we encourage holistic wellness with physical, nutritional, social, financial, spiritual and occupational programs available online or in-person for team members.
Clayton is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Clayton is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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