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Procurement Director

Company: Penn Foster Inc.
Location: Scranton
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:Penn Foster Carrus is seeking a Procurement Director to build and execute strategic procurement practices across the Penn Foster Carrus enterprise. The Director will develop and execute sourcing strategies that deliver the best performance at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), manage supplier relationships and negotiations, and drive productivity improvements. The Director will collaborate with all functions across Penn Foster Carrus to identify systems that should be considered for consolidation, run high quality RFP processes, and drive a mix of vendors that meet business needs and reduce overall spend.Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for leading and motivating procurement organization and stakeholders
  • Develop and evolve the procurement processes across the enterprise to drive cost savings, process excellence, and optimal business solutions.
  • Develop a robust sourcing, supplier selection, and negotiation process.
  • Develop and implement ideas to model and optimize Total Cost of Ownership.
  • Work with senior leadership team to translate strategy to sourcing decisions. Regularly communicate realized savings, business benefits, and process updates for most complex decisions.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders and functional areas of the business to understand and satisfy needs and requirements.
  • Help identify areas of overlapping sourcing and drive to solutions across organizational groups.
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure business requirements are met and shepherd contracts through execution.
  • Partner with legal to understand complex requirements around legal entities, accreditation, and business compliance that need to be considered as part of procurement and contracting process.
  • Create and manage a process for tracking contract start/end dates that allows for renewal/cancellation in a timely and effective manner.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
    • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, logistics, business administration, or engineering
    • Master's degree or equivalent a plus
    • 10+ years of experience with increasing responsibility. 5+ years of management experience
    • 3+ years managing strategic sourcing, including experience in multi-business unit (or multiple division) organization
    • Experience leading and facilitating change
    • Highest levels of integrity
    • Masterful relationship builder and negotiator. Able to balance short-term and long-term approaches.
    • Detail-oriented with strong problem-solving skills
    • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret dataEqual Employment Opportunity:At Penn Foster we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.We are committed to creating a work environment that embraces and celebrates diversity. We encourage underrepresented groups to apply. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other status protected under federal, state, or local law.About Us:At Penn Foster, we are dedicated to helping over 300,000 students each year achieve their goals through affordable, accessible, career-focused learning. Our mission has remained the same since 1890: to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of skills and credentials that can help them work toward their career and life goals. Together with our extensive partner network of leading employers, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, we close skills gaps and are building a workforce that's prepared for the future job market. We aim to help businesses thrive by mobilizing their individual workers and energizing communities with opportunities for growth and progress. We are proud to play a role in the success of over 80% percent of our graduates that see improvement within their careers, as they inspire us to keep finding new ways to further our reach and broaden horizons. Join the Penn Foster movement and start working toward a better future today.What We Offer:We offer a competitive base salary, plus a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, generous paid time off, sponsored volunteer opportunities, parking & commuter benefits, a 401K with a company match, plus free access to all of our online programs.

Keywords: Penn Foster Inc., Scranton , Procurement Director, Executive , Scranton, Pennsylvania

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