Head of Purchasing

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501-1,000 employees

Cloud software for government operations

Government & Public Sector

Senior, Expert

Chicago, IL, USA

Required Skills
  • 10+ years of experience in technology and strategic sourcing
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and operations
  • Strong experience in program management, planning, and strategic negotiations
  • Excellent communicator with proactive and collaborative skills
  • Ability to interact with C-level senior executives
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel preferred
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a business or economics related field
  • Develop, drive alignment, and execute sourcing strategies
  • Negotiate contracts, renewals, and manage vendor performance
  • Achieve specific cost savings targets
  • Hold vendors accountable for improvement objectives
  • Manage the procurement team and influence more spend
  • Lead program initiatives aligning with strategic goals
  • Collaborate with stakeholders for usage optimization and contract right-sizing
  • Partner with senior leadership to identify business process opportunities
  • Support planning processes with analysis and goal setting
  • Enhance sourcing function with updated templates and trainings
  • Improve procurement workflows, policies, procedures, and controls
  • Develop a standard RFP process for centralizing competing offers
  • Oversee creation of training materials for employees on purchasing process

OpenGov Inc. specializes in delivering cloud-based software uniquely designed for local governments, state agencies, school districts, and special districts. The company fosters a culture of enhanced collaboration and efficiency, making it an excellent workplace for those interested in facilitating effective governance and communication between public sector entities and their communities. Employees at OpenGov are positioned at the forefront of technological advancements that streamline budgeting, procurement, asset management, and regulatory processes, ensuring an engaging and meaningful work environment.

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San Jose, California



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6 month growth


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2 year growth



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