Senior Procurement Manager
New York, NY Design and Construction
Job Type


Fairstead is a vertically integrated real estate company specializing in affordable and mixed-income housing. Since 2014, Fairstead has acquired and/or developed more than $4 Billion of multifamily property across the country, and today owns a portfolio of 16,500 apartments in 18 states. The company’s comprehensive platform provides hands-on expertise across all multifamily disciplines, including acquisitions, development, design and construction, energy and sustainability, property management and social services.

Fairstead’s primary mission is to provide high quality housing to all regardless of income, and to make our stakeholders feel “Right at Home.” We accomplish this through an empathetic and innovative approach, and by utilizing our interdisciplinary platform as an investor, developer, owner, and operator. Fairstead provides hands-on expertise across all multifamily disciplines, including acquisitions, development, design, construction, energy, sustainability, property management and social services. With a long-term commitment to its residents, communities, and partners, the Fairstead team stands out by:

  • Listening to and understanding the needs of its residents, communities, partners, and stakeholders alike
  • Developing and preserving high quality affordable housing in an innovative and sustainable fashion
  • Creating a positive social and environmental impact within the properties and communities it serves.

Fairstead’s Core Values

  • Empathy
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Determination
  • Integrity

Position Description

 Fairstead is now seeking a Senior Procurement Manager in a growth opportunity to oversee the procurement of materials for development projects. This position provides support to the Design Build and Construction Management groups throughout the construction process. A strong applicant will exhibit a natural drive and a self-starter mentality to both implement and execute procurement plans and schedules. 

General Responsibilities 

  • Analyze key factors of Construction scope, material lead times, project specifics to determine the material needs of the project during renovation and construction 
  • Create procurement plans outlining the logistics, schedule, and bill of materials as it relates to material procurement 
  • Create and manage Procurement Schedules detailing the following: 
  • Material lead times 
  • Phasing plan 
  • Scope of Work 
  • Project specific requirements 
  • Target and critical start dates 
  • Create and implement a bill of materials that fit with project needs, budget, timelines, and Fairstead’s Brand Standard 
  • Evaluating current vendor relations while seeking ways to improve and enhance the quality of products purchased and the timeliness of deliveries
  • Establish expectations and implement processes to improve procurement
  • Conduct analyses of products and make recommendations to Construction and Predevelopment teams with factual comparison 
  • Coordinate between the Vendors and internal Predevelopment, Construction, and Procurement teams to ensure schedule, budgets, and standard goals are met 
  • Bid out and procure materials for various types of construction types
  • Provide support for Project Managers, Construction Managers, and Predevelopment in the daily operations of procurement across a national project portfolio  

  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to research and compare products and make impactful recommendations
  • Strong time management skills, adaptable with ability to manage multiple priorities & meet deadlines, and keen attention to detail
  • Exceptional communications skills (written and verbal) and intuitive interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Basic understanding of construction rehabilitation process including schedules
  • Basic understanding of how to read plans and specifications
  • A highly entrepreneurial, self-motivated and results-oriented individual.
  • Microsoft Excel
  • BS OR MS Degree