RUSSELL E. BENNETTS
38405 Via El Brazo Murrieta, CA 92563
Resourceful, results-driven Site Manager/Procurement professional with diverse, broad-based experience in all aspects of the purchasing process from research, negotiations and vendor relations. Proven leader who excels in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment; skilled in motivating a team to achieve corporate objectives.
HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
Versatile Purchasing and Area Manager with 24 years of experience in residential home development in planning, directing and coordinating the procurement of materials, consumables and services for product production and on-site management of operations.
Experienced with bid submittals; RFQ/RFI; building manuals and material submittals.
Able to implement purchasing procedures and utilize computer applications to improve efficiency and quality control.
Excellent ability to quickly establish positive rapport with suppliers and aggressively negotiate contracts with new and existing suppliers and use outsourcing as appropriate.
Track record of meeting deadlines and working within budgets for cost containment.
Attention to details of supply-demand balances, time management, and well organized.
DIAMONDS INTERNATIONAL, St. Thomas, USVI 2009-present
Working sales floor of a successful and fast paced jewelry store. Generated over 400K in sales in just over 5 months.
PB DEVELOPMENT, Murrieta, CA 2009 - 2009
Direct purchasing and installation operations overseeing ordering materials and meeting with inspectors. Schedule sub-contractors to construct cellular site tower systems.
KOR REAL ESTATE, Murrieta, CA 2007 - Present
Real Estate Agent
Develop and utilize sales networks, telemarketing, and advertising to generate buyers, sellers, and financiers specializing in sales of residential homes.
RYLAND HOMES, Carlsbad, CA 2001 - 2007
Area Manager (06-07)
Managed the largest and most expensive product in the division, Concord Estates, while concurrently overseeing the development of 3 residential projects in Temecula Valley.
Performed quality walk thrus to create punchlist for Superintendent, rectified disputes with sub-contractors, and resolved any off-site issues or other concerns affecting the project.
Site Manager (01-06)
Chosen to assist in the design of the construction schedule user interface in BuildPro to coordinate with the JD Edwards software used onsite by Superintendents.
Managed 3 model home projects on a 50 day fast track schedule with all sites completed on time and met all inclusive subs schedules.
As part of a team, developed and implemented purchasing strategies and procedures by analyzing scope of work to contribute to achieving low direct construction costs.
COMPASS HOMES, Costa Mesa, CA 2000 - 2001
Rough graded a 100 acre site on a hillside with rock blasting and drainage issues that were resolved and model home building began on schedule.
FOXX HOMES, Palm Desert, CA 1999 - 2000
Project Manager / Purchasing Manager
Collaborated with President to design and construct luxury multi-million dollar estate homes in Indian Wells, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage which were featured in magazines.
Worked with the Architect and President to create bid package and produce spec level and scope of work for each project.
Established specifications and budgets for 4 plans with budget responsibility for $50-65 cost per square foot.
Managed bid process to 3-4 sub-contractors per trade and compared bids for accuracy and correct content. Negotiated with preferred trade to achieve budgeted square footage price.
CENTURY CROWELL COMMUNITIES, San Bernardino, CA 1998 - 1999
Directed purchasing activities including creating scope of work, preparing and administering budgets, bidding, set timelines, wrote change orders and contract management.
Bid and awarded contracts of 5-6 jobs at a time, for both on and off-sites.
Hired, trained, and mentored 4 Contract Administrators.
PDQ INSTALLATIONS, Nuveo, CA 1996 - 1998
Owner / Operator
Contracted with 6 Homebase stores to perform installations of products purchased by homeowners. Performed and kitchen remodels contracted directly with homeowners.
WEST VENTURE HOMES, Burbank, CA 1988 - 1996
Purchasing Agent (93-96)
Oversaw plan distribution, value engineering, and procurement of contracts working with the Purchasing Director to ensure complete contract compliance.
Designed scope of work, including detailed description of options for pricing by the subcontractors, which streamlined option pricing procedures.
Site Manager (88-93)
Managed 7 projects with project costs ranging from $16 - 60M.
Performed quality walk thrus of homes prior to inspection and prepared list for trade partners. Scheduled trade partners, inspectors, and performed problem resolution daily.
TRAINING / SEMINARS
RYLAND UNIVERSITY, Houston, TX - Advancement of Building Products and Procedures
PURCHASING AGENTS CONVENTION, Anaheim, CA
SWPPP Seminars - On-site and Off-site Erosion Control (yearly attendance)
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS
California General Contractors License (B status)
California Real Estate License
OSHA Training (completed through Ryland Homes)
SWPPP Certified (Storm Water Pollution Protection Plan)
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, Murrieta, CA
Completed 3rd and 4th year core classes towards a B.A. in Business Management, 2004-2006
CALIFORNIA GENERAL CONTRACTORS SCHOOL, Riverside, CA
California General Contractors (B) License course - completed, 1990
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY, Rochester, MI
General Education and Business Administration courses, 1982-1984