14 West

Procurement Manager

Job ID 2019-2327
Job Locations
US-MD-Baltimore
Category
Accounting & Finance

Overview

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14 West is looking for a Procurement Manager to join our team. The Procurement Manager will be responsible for 14 West corporate procurement strategies. This manager will play a key role in helping to design and optimize the procurement function within 14 West. This role will lead the implementation of the Coupa and its integration within the Company’s Netsuite ERP. This manager will plan, organize, and control all activities related to the procurement function including supplier and contract management; will develop annual procurement plans by working with corporate leaders to identify strategic categories; and will ensure an efficient and effective procurement process which reliably meets stakeholder requirements and drive down cost of corporate operations.

 

In 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, 14 West was voted one of Baltimore’s Top Workplaces by The Baltimore Sun. You can learn more about life at 14 West by checking out our WestWord blog.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development, implementation and continuous improvement of a best-in-class strategic procurement organization and all respective strategic processes as the champion for the corporate area.
  • Ensure execution of all common procurement strategies including strategic sourcing, supplier management, and contract management in coordination with other corporate functions.
  • Plan, organize and execute all sourcing activities related to the procurement function and participate in procurement process and systems implementation and continuous improvement.
  • Evaluate spend categories to determine priority, and evaluate areas of greatest opportunity.
  • Determine areas for strategic sourcing of equipment, supplies, and services with affiliate stakeholders.
  • Establish vendor selection criteria; review vendor responses, contracts, bids, proposals, agreements, purchase orders and contract claims.
  • Execute opportunities timely and report value and savings achieved.
  • Develop vendor performance standards and measurements.
  • Assist organization to adopt decisions regarding sourcing and transactional processes, policies, strategies, and projects.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree is desirable.
  • Minimum of 8 years successful experience in procurement of corporate spend categories.
  • Experience implementing and working with Coupa software preferred.
  • Experience working in an ERP environment (Netsuite Preferred).
  • Experience working with businesses who procure and sell inventory preferred.
  • Direct hands-on experience in sourcing information technology, telecom, marketing/advertising, nutritional supplements, employee benefits, facility/property management, audit/consulting, legal, print, and travel.
  • Demonstrated success in all areas of procurement management including financial modeling and analyses, cross-functional collaboration, business acumen and the ability to drive sourcing and leverage procurement technology.
  • Demonstrated cross-functional team leadership and change management leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to gain company-wide support for center-led initiatives.
  • Ability to conduct a high level of qualitative and quantitative research, analysis and synthesis.
  • Best practices knowledge and strong experience with strategic sourcing, procurement, and contracting.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or other professional procurement accreditation highly desirable (or a plus).
  • This individual will be an individual contributor leader driving and executing the corporate procurement activities and will be expected to achieve value and savings targets in the corporate spend area.

We offer a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services to our employees, including:

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance plans.
  • Employer-subsidized parking.
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching.
  • Generous vacation time and paid holidays.
  • Fitness programs and discounts.
  • Casual dress code.

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to the link provided.

 

About 14 West

14 West exists to support entrepreneurs, to promote the growth and protection of their businesses, and to provide them with the resources they need to be great workplaces that attract and retain exceptional talent.

 

By relying on us, our clients enjoy the unique luxury of focusing on their passion... and we get to focus on ours. We take a custom-tailored approach to every solution for every client. We believe passion is a critical ingredient in the services we provide. And we strive to deliver leading-edge yet sustainable strategies that promote perpetual growth.

 

 

14 West is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable Federal, State and local employment laws. No question in this Application is intended to elicit information in violation of any such law, nor will any information obtained in response to any question be used in violation of any such law. Applicants with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and/or interview process may contact us at here@14west.us to arrange for such accommodation.

 

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