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Purchasing Manager

Chantilly, VA
Cordia Resources is partnering with our client, a technology firm in Northern Virginia, on a Purchasing Manager role.
 
Qualifications
  • Drafts and negotiates moderate to highly complex contracts, amendments, SOW’s and project statements to accommodate scope changes or changes in organizational requirements. Independently interprets contracts for the enterprise. Reviews vendor proposals, pricing and terms and conditions. Primary liaison with Legal for legal issues, while fostering a collaborative business relationship. Utilize industry level benchmarking and relevant data for negotiations.
  • Advise management of contractual rights obligations and risks. Ensure ethical process and approach is utilized during all contract negotiations.
  • Perform Request for Proposals, competitive bids, market analysis and supplier evaluations. Construct and develop logical sourcing strategies and fact based options.
  • Provide standardized process and documentation for all sourcing engagements. Perform market analysis, price benchmarking and supplier risk assessments. Liaison all bidder communications, negotiations and required meetings.
  • Work closely with Business stakeholders, recommending and developing repeatable and consistent processes within the framework of agreements to ensure metrics, processes and procedures are in place and executed to measure vendor performance.
  • Lead the development of the overall sourcing strategy and category management roadmaps.
  • Develop collaborative relationships the Business areas. Maintain high level understanding of business and project alignments. Secure and adapt engagement models, based on business level requirements. Develop, implement, and manage cost savings projects.   Implement sourcing plans and strategies for key categories of spend. Maintain and communicate all contract renewal, renegotiation and term notices.
  • Develop, implement purchasing reporting based on common KPIs
Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or Procurement
  • Minimum 5-10 years experience in Indirect Goods and Services purchasing
  • Previous Purchasing experience in an International environment
  • Ability to develop relationship internal/external with a high degree of integrity
  • Commercial acumen
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making and negotiating skills
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, Word, MS Outlook, e-sourcing
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Results oriented with ability to function in a multi-cultural team environment, experience in working in a remote/distributed environment
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making and negotiating skills
  • Result oriented, ability to manage multiple projects while effectively meeting deadlines
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