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Director of Procurement
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Bethesda, MD, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Public Speaking
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 10+ years' experience in sourcing and purchasing
  • NAPM or APICS certification preferred
  • Six Sigma or Lean training and experience preferred
  • Solid track record meeting cost reduction targets
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong contract review experience
  • Excellent communication skills (public speaking, individual negotiations, correspondence)
  • Proven success in a senior procurement role in a high-growth environment
  • Ability to coordinate multiple group efforts to achieve objectives
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Thinks beyond their immediate team and contributes to making Aledade holistically better (active engagement in D&I efforts, culture initiatives, facilitating training, leading roundtables, etc.)
  • Utilize knowledge of best practices in supply chain management to design, implement and manage a procurement function
  • Establish policies and procedures and lead initiatives for cost reduction and strategic sourcing
  • Design a procurement function and process, focusing on effective internal collaboration and communication with other departments within the company
  • Communicate with and educate others in the organization regarding effective and compliant purchasing strategies and practices, and audit current state for compliance and continuous improvement
  • Negotiate, or renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives
  • This individual shall perform advanced analytical and consultative activities that report and leverage data for all suppliers and analyze new, innovative cost effective ways to reduce expenses and improve productivity
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and the supplier's reputation and history
  • Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices
  • Monitor and follow applicable laws and regulation
  • Implement RFP processes where it makes sense to aggressively leverage vendors and negotiate terms to reduce costs
  • Establish and implement purchasing standards, controls, policies and procedures
  • Vendor Management
  • Establish, build and maintain relationships with all key suppliers and identify opportunities to consolidate to reduce costs and improve service delivery
  • Review and resolve discrepancies with supplier invoices, claims or quality issues
  • Use data and analytics, in conjunction with finance personnel, to define opportunities to reduce costs/spend levels, model financial and accounting impacts and engage business leadership to support
  • Establish and maintain measurable performance metrics to report third-party spend
  • Reduce internal FTE equivalent workload throughout the organization by consolidating and standardizing these processes

501-1,000 employees

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