Director of Procurement
Company: comScore, Inc.
Posted on: February 15, 2019
Job Title: Director of Procurement
Location: Reston, VA
About This Role:
The Senior Director of Procurement is responsible for designing and implementing procurement policies and processes, as well as managing the Company's procurement functions to achieve the acquisition of on-time, cost effective, and high-quality services and materials for internal customers and the business. This position will manage the procurement process from end-to end, will be responsible for all aspects of the relationship with suppliers and service providers, including quality, value and ability to respond quickly to changing requirements and will also manage and coordinate 3rd party vendor management. The Senior Director of Procurement plans, supervises, and coordinates all purchasing activities for the Company and will hire and manage a team of two people.
What You'll Do:
Design and implement purchasing strategy, process and policy to increase effectiveness of purchasing across the organization, resulting in savings to the company's bottom line.
Lead a team to negotiate contracts that establish prices, quality benchmarks, timely delivery, cost savings and budget management, and commercial terms and conditions
Manage staff selection, performance, development and training process to ensure team competencies and capabilities towards achievement of business goals and expectations
Establish, track and report on key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
Provide purchasing support to the organization and establish guidelines and processes for the organization to follow
Partner with internal teams in Finance, Legal, IT, Facilities, and other parts of the organization to improve and streamline the purchase order and other procurement processes
Manage the company's travel program, including the evaluation of current policies and processes
Supervise the team to ensure that purchasing activities are compliant with all company policies
Lead procurement projects and constantly review for cost efficiency in day-to-day operations
Support continuous improvement across the entire supply chain
Provide oversight to all vendor relationships
Partner with legal, IT and Internal Audit on the overall coordination of 3rd party vendor management
What You'll Need:
Bachelors degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Economics Finance, Accounting or a related field
Certification as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CMP) or similar is a plus
12+ years of related work experience in purchasing and procurement, with at least 2 years of managing a team
Advanced understanding of purchasing best practices and specific experience with building, managing and scaling a corporate purchasing function.
Ability to design process and policy
Excellent negotiation, project management, and analytical skills with a strong business acumen
Ability to switch between strategic thinking and hands-on execution to achieve results
Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work cross-functionally with multiple departments and teams to achieve objectives a must
Superior communication skills, both written and oral
Strong software skills including procurement tools, ERP systems, and MS Office
Desire to succeed in a data-driven, fast-changing and entrepreneurial environment
At Comscore, we're pioneering the future of cross-platform media measurement, arming organizations with the insights they need to make decisions with confidence. Central to this aim are our people who work together to simplify the complex on behalf of our clients & partners. Though our roles and skills are varied, we're united by our commitment to five underlying values: Integrity, Velocity, Accountability, Teamwork, and Servant Leadership. If you're motivated by big challenges and interested in helping some of the largest and most important media properties and brands navigate the future of media, we'd love to hear from you.
Comscore (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms. With a data footprint that combines digital, linear TV, over-the-top and theatrical viewership intelligence with advanced audience insights, Comscore allows media buyers and sellers to quantify their multiscreen behavior and make business decisions with confidence. A proven leader in measuring digital and set-top box audiences and advertising at scale, Comscore is the industry's emerging, third-party source for reliable and comprehensive cross-platform measurement. To learn more about Comscore, please visit Comscore.com.
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