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Estimator – Purchasing & Contracts Change Your Career for the Better. As a recipient of hundreds of awards and accolades, Reid’s Heritage Homes is a world-class organization, with growing communities across the province, offering home styles from mid-rise condo suites to custom estates and active adult communities. We are a division of the Reid’s Heritage Group of Companies, a family-owned company that is celebrating 40 years in business. We are proud to have been named one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for 2018, Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2017 and Waterloo Area’s Top Employers for 2018, and we strive to employ highly skilled individuals who both exemplify and live out our Core Values. Our team members are passionate about their work, and their high energy and creativity drive innovation. As a result, our team is growing. We invite you to take this opportunity and be a part of the momentum! Estimating is a vital function in our business and our company, and this key role calls for an experienced Estimator who can multi-task in a changing environment and make sound, well- supported decisions. Reporting to the Estimating Supervisor, and working out of our head office in Cambridge, ON, you will help bring on new products and projects in various regions. This will see you working within a team environment to meet and exceed the expectations of designers, purchasers and trades, and your peers, by carrying out your duties in a timely, efficient manner with personal pride and ownership. Your ability to communicate and problem-solve while being attentive to detail will be essential as you assist fellow team members on site and in the office, as well as trades working for us, and provide training to new staff. As part of your duties and responsibilities as Estimator for Purchasing & Contracts, you will: • Follow and consistently demonstrate Reid’s Heritage Group of Companies Core Values • Interact daily with other departments to fulfill estimating duties • Create and maintain house and component budgets, and communicate changes to the team • Apply a continuous improvement philosophy in developing automated tools for use by Estimators, to promote efficiency and consistency in details, communications and pricing/structure • Review, and assist in reviewing, Purchase Orders to trades and suppliers, for accuracy, within the software program, generate custom Purchase Orders when required, and follow up with site staff to ensure that deliveries and overall needs are met • Perform trade/supplier invoice approvals and audits – occasional on-site audits are required to ensure that we are receiving the items as issued on a Purchase Order, and that our trades are complying with the standards set forth in our Scopes of Work • Investigate and resolve variances between budgeted and actual costs • Aid in researching new products and procedures in conjunction with the Product Development team • Create and maintain our standard Scopes of Work for Purchasing & Contracts • Maintain cost changes in the estimating database and communicate changes to all estimating staff, including tracking changes in the established templates / worksheets • Take new products, or changes to existing products, regionally or corporately, and notify staff and trades of the changes in an informative, detailed and easy-to-understand fashion • Demonstrate a strong commitment to meet and complete tasks in timely manner • Maintain a strong commitment to ensure best pricing and quality within Purchasing and Contracts • Take the lead on purchasing and contracts, cost efficiencies, and trade sourcing, working with the sites to meet their demands • Provide marketing costing analysis and cost of good increases, tracking, and forecasting • Carry out other duties, as requested by the Estimating Supervisor. The Estimator – Purchasing & Contracts w

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