Create a department to manage third party expenditures and third party supplier relationships through the development and application of professional procurement practices. Procurement Manager must be able to proactively communicate with senior management, heads of business units/departments, peers, and subordinates in order to drive efficiency and foster an atmosphere of shared accountability. Specifically, the Procurement Manager shall lead the function’s strategic and tactical efforts encompassing low-cost sourcing, negotiations with and vendor selection, supplier relationship management, etc.Job Responsibilities:-Collaborate with stakeholders to create a centralized purchasing program that would define types of expenditures covered, authorization levels, dollar limits, etc.-Drive cost reduction initiatives across the organization.Build relationships with senior leadership to better understand and meet their needs.-Lead implementation of a purchasing software program.-Manage the negotiations for acquisition of expenditures under the purchasing program, which could include such areas as:
- Event contracts for various business units – hotels, catering, venues, etc.
- Promotional materials
- Office supplies
- Travel expenses