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SCI Shared Resources, LLC Landcare Buyer III - Hybrid in Houston, Texas

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Responsible for the execution of the company’s strategic Land Care Maintenance Program initiatives. The overarching objectives of this role includes enhancing land care services for SCI locations to increase cemetery aesthetics, drive cost avoidance, reduce water usage through technology implementation and drive process improvements.

This position will provide outstanding customer service to the locations on all types of cemetery maintenance support, including implementation and management of external land care teams using proven horticultural principles and cemetery maintenance standards.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide support to market leadership and location staff on all aspects of the land care maintenance programs including: planning, contracting, execution and management of vendor activities; implementation and management of new land care programs, and; support for escalation and resolution issues.

  • Collaborate with various land care and cemetery maintenance vendors including: concepts, scoping, planning and execution; site assessment planning, program analyzation, capital improvement planning and program initiation; negotiating vendor pricing; facilitating program execution, monitoring progress, reporting and offer process improvement suggestions, and developing and socializing best practices.

  • Collaborate with irrigation vendors for site assessment planning, program analyzation, capital improvement planning, and program initiation.

  • Facilitate technology implementation related to land care maintenance and irrigation water saving technology.

  • Remain up-to-date on all aspects of land care within the company’s policies and procedures.

  • Monitor and report results of land care programs.

  • Stay abreast of emerging trends, technologies and process improvements in land care management.

  • Understands local environmental challenges, labor challenges and cost pressures.

MINIMUM Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Business or related field depending on experience

Experience

  • Seven (7) years of experience working in the Buyer field or related role.

  • Two (2) years of experience communicating with managers and executives.

  • Two (2) years of experience implementing new programs.

  • Cemetery maintenance experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in cemetery vendor sourcing and product procurement

  • Knowledgeable of horticulture vendors related to landscape maintenance in cemetery operations

  • Ability to understand and negotiate contracts

  • Ability to handle difficult situations and communications professionally and effectively

  • A passion for personal accountability, achievement, learning, and continuous improvement

  • Superior attention to detail, project management, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to identify and recommend methods to resolve problems, simplify tasks, enhance outcomes, and optimize existing processes.

  • Strong business acumen including budgeting, forecasting and analysis.

  • Ability to envision and drive improvements to the cemetery maintenance.

  • Strong communication skills, including written and oral communication and ability to adapt communication to various stakeholder groups.

  • Focus on providing excellent customer services to internal customers.

Work CONDITIONS

When considering the work hours associated with this job, the following factors may apply:

Work Environment

  • Work indoors during all seasons and weather conditions

  • Periodic traveling required up to 25%

  • Professional Dress is required when in contact with families.

Work Postures

  • Sitting continuously for many hours per day, up to 6 hours per day

  • Climbing stairs to access buildings as needed

Physical Demands

  • Physical effort requiring manual dexterity is required, includes paperwork, calculators, computers and phone usage

Work Hours

  • Working beyond “standard” hours as the need arises

  • May involve periodic travel up to 25%.

Postal Code: 77019

Category (Portal Searching): Logistics

Job Location: US-TX - Houston