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Procurement Manager
Ref No.: 18-01104
Location: Towsen, Maryland
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 01/31/2018
Title: Procurement Manager
Duration: Permanent
Location: New Britain, CT
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: ASAP

Essential Job Function
  • Establish an indirect buy desk operations team and monitor the performance of the team through KPI reporting
  • Facilitate change management across the enterprise as the buy desk operations solution is rolled out
  • Manage team of buyers/administrators to ensure timely and accurate processing of transactions
  • Enable functional transformation of the indirect spend across a matrixed organization
  • Establish seamless process for managing agreements, purchase orders and payments
  • Facilitate the purchase of services by clarifying requirements with requestors, soliciting supplier bids, evaluating quotations and selecting suppliers
  • Receive, consolidate and fulfill requisitions for Consulting, Finance, Marketing and IT categories that are assigned to the buy desk
  • Create and foster spend compliance programs / initiatives to reduce total cost and / or increase spend on contract, collaborating with appropriate parties, in category management, legal, etc. as necessary
  • Monitor usage of preferred suppliers, identify non-compliance and educate non-compliant users on the correct process
  • Partner with Category Management to continuously identify and monitor key categories that can be managed by the Buy Desk Agent and insure we are following the strategy
  • Coordinate with suppliers and business stakeholders to resolve issues such as past-due PO's, match exceptions, price/invoice issue resolution, and updating/incrementing PO's
  • Perform routine and as-needed compliance monitoring to contracts to monitor pricing, delivery and other KPI's as outlined in the contracts
  • Work closely with Accounts Payable to manage the P2P process and resolve discrepancies as required

Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree, finance or supply chain focus preferred
  • Minimum 8 years' experience in purchasing/ buying roles; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Shared service experience preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Prior experience with Ariba or similar cloud eProcurement system strongly preferred

Essential Skills & Experience
  • Knowledge of market research, data analysis and purchasing leading practices
  • Demonstrable experience in negotiating prices and terms and conditions
  • Knowledge of Consulting, Finance, Marketing and IT category market landscape highly desired
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to motivate and influence others inside and outside of own organizational hierarchy
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and multitask in a flexible, fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; comfortable communicating with senior levels of both business and technology leadership
  • Demonstrable experience in leading change management
  • Demonstrable experience driving continuous process improvement
  • Previous Shared Service Experience a Plus

If interested and qualified please send your most up to date resume to