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Procurement Manager

Director

PowerSchool | G&A | Folsom, CA

The Procurement Manager will be responsible for all procurement activities, including partnering with internal stakeholders, investigation, data analysis, negotiation, proposal analysis and vendor contract review and implementation.  The Procurement Manager is an individual contributor who will also be tasked with supporting management in strategic initiatives.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lead, monitor and improve the procurement operation at PowerSchool
  • Create robust processes and policies for a growing education software technology company
  • Establish relationships with key vendors and negotiate key contractors with favorable terms for PowerSchool
  • Partner with multiple departments within the organization to understand purchasing requirements
  • Proactively partner with suppliers, organization stakeholders and subject matter experts to negotiate the best contractual outcomes
  • Ensure compliance to policies
  • Create, distribute and evaluate request for proposals for various departments
  • Review supplier responses, build evaluation comparisons and make selection recommendations
  • Work with organization partners and suppliers to resolve issues
  • Partner with Legal and Security teams during new vendor on boarding to ensure business requirements are met
  • Work closely with Finance team on budget spend to maximize cost efficiencies
Skills & Requirements

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum 5 years procurement and contract administration experience is required
  • Experience building a strong procurement function
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) is highly desired
  • Ability to work in stressful and fast paced work environments
  • High attention to detail with outstanding analytical/problem solving skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills along with well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Works well as a team player and exhibits a good sense of humor
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and effect positive change across the organization
  • Takes initiative and ownership of situations
  • Ability to be flexible and change with environment and demands