The Senior Manager, Global Procurement serves as a key purchasing agent between **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Corporation and external vendors. This position will be responsible for negotiating and finalizing agreements on a global scale that materially impact BKC’s bottom line both in the short- and long-term. The Senior Manager reports directly to the Director, Global Procurement and interacts frequently with the legal department, BKC’s General Counsel, and the Executive Vice President who oversees BKC’s Procurement function. This person will be part of a Global Procurement team, which is expected to be a critical strategic focus for BKC over the next several years.
Purchases materials, equipment, supplies and services of specialized or complex nature in accordance with company policies and procedures
Reviews and analyzes purchase requirements and requisitions, investigates and develops sources of supplies, prepares bid specifications, and bid documents
Issues bid requests and reviews responses.
Creates and manages the vendor evaluation process
Reviews Statements of Work and approves such documents prior to execution by BKC
Interprets procurement policies to departments and vendors
Must be able to procure and be considered as a specialist in assigned (multiple) categories, requiring a degree of technical knowledge
Creates Service Level Agreements with knowledge of industry benchmarks
Demonstrates independent judgment, initiative, and decision making
Possesses extensive knowledge of contract terms and provisions
Disputes resolution - leads disputes between BKC and the vendor
Expert negotiator with ability to close complex deals independently
Serves as mentor to more junior buyers
Must have 5-7 years of experience procuring IT services, commercial products, and other services.
Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, Accounting and/or Supply Chain Management preferred
Applies professional and technical skills to the review of commercial purchases such as software purchases, software maintenance, equipment purchases and maintenance agreements, and professional services
Possesses a working knowledge of commonly used contract types - working knowledge of clauses and special provisions related to purchases of goods and services is required. Experience in planning and carrying out the procurement process through the recommend award phase is desirable
Demonstrates expert knowledge of pricing analysis with the ability to create ROI, NPV and other financial functions with the ability to analyze proposals using historical data, commercial catalogs, price lists, and industry benchmarks to ensure price reasonableness
Extremely organized, with the ability to present ideas in a clear and concise manner, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
ISM or APICS certification desired