Procurement Manager

Stride, Inc.

Job Description SUMMARY: Procurement focuses on obtaining goods/services required by the organization including: product/service sourcing; supplier selection; pricing/terms negotiation; order processing; contract Administration; supplier performance management. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. Develop and lead competitive bidding activity (RFPs), including researching and evaluating the supply base, developing detailed response packages, scoring matrices & criteria, and extensive pricing analysis activities in partnership with the Finance and business teams Leverage reporting capabilities of the contract management system to gain insights into the supply base, spend, competitive bidding, and renewal requirements for assigned categories of spend Lead contract management activities for assigned areas of spend, including negotiating new contract T&Cs, pricing, and proactively managing the contract renewal pipeline Act a primary point of contact between Legal, InfoSec, the business and suppliers during the contracting, negotiation and renewal processes Analyze, manage and optimize supplier contract spend, resulting in cost savings and avoidance for the organization Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders, leading collaboration sessions on a regular cadence to gain insights into business needs, provide recommendations on upcoming renewals & RFPs, and proactively partnering on initiatives Manage supplier relationships for assigned categories of spend, including supplier performance reviews, and resolving supplier issues as necessary to support the business Lead the supplier diversity initiatives in support of Strides Tier 1 and Tier 2 programs, including third party reporting, analysis, report preparation, and researching and recommending suppliers Initiate or support P2P processes on non-strategic purchases Assist with contract management system training as needed for stakeholders Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to optimize procurement processes Ensure appropriate business controls are followed to protect Stride Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities. MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors Degree in Business, Engineering, Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Finance or Related Field AND 5-10 years of procurement experience OR Equivalent combination of education and experience OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Strong analytical skills and proficient with Excel / MS Office suite RFP and RFQ process experience Contract negotiations Solid background in financial modeling Experience and comfortable working with internal/external legal departments Expertise with indirect procurement categories, such as HR, Marketing, Curriculum, IT, Finance & Facilities Demonstrable record of cost reductions and working within a target-driven environment Excellent PowerPoint and presentation skills Certificates and Licenses: None required. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Marketing, Finance, HR category experience Experience with NetSuite Experience with SharePoint Experience managing projects through the S2P lifecycle Project Management experience Experience in the Education industry a plus WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is virtual and open to residents of the 50 states, D.C. COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Stride, Inc. considers a persons education, experience, and qualifications, as well as the positions work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value when determining a new employees

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