Director of Procurement - San Francisco , California, United States, 94101

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.

  • Own the company purchasing policy and processes and collaborate with cross-functional business partners to optimize organizational spend
  • Evaluate Company spend on a regular basis to help prioritize sourcing initiatives and saving opportunities
  • Lead new vendor initiatives and be the link across Legal, Finance, Accounting, and other key business partners in the procurement process, including vendor selection and contract/pricing negotiations
  • Streamline vendor on-boarding policies and manage approved vendor list
  • Become an expert and administrator for the company procurement system, including but not limited to managing workflows, systems updates, approval hierarchies, billing setup, and user permissions
  • Assist and train user community with P2P process for submitting a PO request, and continually advise business partners on best practices
  • Partner with AP resolve any vendor, PO, and invoicing issues
  • Manage open PO and pending invoices reports
  • Exceptional relationship building skills that include experience working with and influencing senior management and comfort negotiating with senior executives from the vendors' side
  • Strong communications skills and ability to work effectively across various internal departments
  • Strong negotiations skills to gain best pricing and business terms
  • Motivated problem solver and strategic thinker
  • Ability to exercise judgment and operate independently
  • Proactive thinker and drive for continuous improvement
  • Ability to prioritize details, communicate quickly, and manage the flow of information in a fast-paced environment