The Manager of Procurement contributes to the success of Avis Budget Group by developing and implementing sourcing and procurement strategies and programs to meet company-wide cost saving objectives. The Manager of Procurement identifies and develops opportunities to deliver cost reductions and savings to the organization and is responsible for overseeing the implementation of purchasing and procurement contracts for products and services, developing strong supplier relationships, assessing performance of key suppliers and developing business improvement plans to provide a continued focus on delivering improved value to the organization. Essential duties and responsibilities, shown below, will vary accordingly based on assignment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for the following commodities, but not limited to:

Wireless and Telecommunication Services

Logistics for On/Off Airport Shuttling, and Car Services

Professional Consulting and Management Services

Document Management Services

Recruiting, Temporary Labor Services and HR Benefits Services

Provides Project Management Services for special and unique services negotiated Procurement, such as for the above commodities, and others as may be assigned

Identifies, sources, negotiates, and implements sourcing and procurement key cost saving opportunities resulting in significant savings to the company in multiple categories of spend.

Develops and supports initiatives to provide consistency and standards, leverage supply relationships across the enterprise and drive down total costs.

Works with key business partners, and develops sourcing and procurement plans that align corporate objectives to business needs while adapting to changing market conditions.

Establishes and communicates purchasing policies and guidelines that effectively balance administrative burden, cost savings, and risk/liability.

Acts as a strategic partner with management in all departments to support their business objectives.

Manages corporate and national supplier programs, source and select suppliers, negotiate commercial agreements and implementation strategies to roll out programs to all operations, and communicates benefits and methodology for ordering.

Works with internal business partners, develops user requirements, identifies suppliers, develops bid specifications, solicit bids, obtains proposals, analyzes results, and recommends the most cost effective solutions to senior management.

Develops new approaches for systematic purchasing that will lower administrative burdens, add accountability and support and efficient and effective business process.

Identifies and delivers cost savings through simplification and standardization while guiding employees to the right supplier and products to insure compliance and contractual terms.

Develops, maintains, and provides ongoing commodity, supplier, and performance reporting to senior management and internal customers to meet requirements.

Leads interactions with legal in developing purchasing contracts and modifying terms and conditions in order to create the most advantageous agreements.

Expands the utilization and exposure of Minority and Woman Business Enterprises to internal business units and prepares all documentation for potential internal and external government audits.

Required Experience:

Bachelors Degree in a business discipline.

MBA preferred.

Minimum 10 years experience in a corporate procurement environment developing and executing relevant sourcing strategies and negotiating complex contracts.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong ability to drive significant improvements in a Procurement organization.

Strong knowledge of consulting agreements and service contracts.

Thorough knowledge of RFQ/RFP/RFI process.

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

Strong negotiation skills.

Ability to work with an enterprise financial system - Oracle Financials a plus.

Ability to negotiate corporate purchase contracts and licensing agreements with modified terms and conditions.

Strong supplier relationship, organizational, and project management skills.

Ability to interpret technical specifications and use sound judgment to make business decisions.

Excellent presentation skills and written and verbal communication skills.

Proven record of initiative and dedication to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal customers.

Moderate travel is required depending on RFP, or internal customer’s requirements.

Avis Budget Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job, which may vary, based on job location, department or the assignment. The actual essential duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary by location, department, reporting structure or other business needs. No inference should be drawn that a specific job duty, responsibility or qualification is non-essential by its absence from this description.

Industry: Leisure and Travel
Discipline: Buying & Procurement
Experience: 11 - 15 Years
Level: Manager
Compensation: --
Company: Avis Budget Group

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