Common is the nation’s leading community-driven property manager, improving city living across 6 cities and for over 600 members. Using our signature approach to perfecting the modern rental experience, Common designs and operates coliving and traditional apartments in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Common’s hands-on, end-to-end property management and technology offering allows us to deliver unparalleled services that address the actual needs of today’s renter while providing significantly above-market returns for our real estate partners. This makes us the preferred choice for city-dwelling adults looking for a stress-free and all-inclusive living environment.
It’s an exciting time to be part of Common’s team. We challenge ourselves every day not just to think about ways to make city living better, but to activate on those ideas in meaningful ways. Our team is comprised of real estate professionals, designers, engineers, salespeople, marketers, client service representatives, and so much more. We work collaboratively, value self-startership, and embrace a “whatever it takes” mentality to ensure our work is done and done well.
Common was founded by General Assembly co-founder Brad Hargreaves and has raised over $65MM in venture funding.
About the Role
Our Design + Construction team is looking for a product-savvy professional to procure the FF&E for our fast-expanding network of homes. Beyond the business as usual role of procuring all of our FF&E needs across the organization, the Purchasing Agent will institute innovative policies to save Common money by improving our procurement process and supplier relationships. This role will report to our Supply Chain Manager and is based in New York City.
Source and procure all home furnishings and replacements for operational homes
Develop, improve and execute procurement strategies across all channels of purchasing
Manage product lead times, ensure project timelines are met and problem solve delivery issues should they arise
Negotiate trading terms and discounts
Manage and report on project budgets
Analyze replacement costs and procurement expenses to identify trends and opportunities
Coordinate delivery of FF&E to storage locations and homes and oversee inventory checks
Manage relationships, bid documentation, bid leveling and negotiation processes for vendors and fabricators, including overseas custom made products
And other ad-hoc projects and responsibilities from time to time and based on business needs
1-2 years minimum in a purchasing our buying position (experience using an ERP system a bonus, although not required)
Advanced Excel skills
Ability to manage tasks and deadlines across multiple projects
Strong attention to detail + resourceful problem solver
Common truly values our employees and wants to do everything to ensure that our employees are not only happy and professionally fulfilled, but also that they have the opportunity to be healthy. Because of this, we are committed to providing a number of affordable and valuable health and wellness benefits for our employees such as paid vacation and sick time, medical, dental and vision insurance, Company paid life insurance, Company paid STD/LTD Insurance, FSA + HSA options, commuter transit benefits, generous paid parental leave (up to 16 weeks!) and a 401K. Additional benefits such as Company equity, paid holidays, weekly team lunches + weekly happy hours, a fully stocked kitchen, flexible working hours, job training + development opportunities + a great wellness program are also available. And as always, we are regularly evaluating our offerings to ensure employees needs are being met.
We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability, military or veteran status or any other basis protected under applicable federal or state law.