Vector Solutions

  • Director of Procurement

    Job Locations US-FL-Tampa
    ID
    2019-1089
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    At Vector Solutions, it is our distinct privilege to serve the everyday heroes who serve others – the engineers who keep our buildings safe, the manufacturers who make the products we use every day, the first responders who protect us, and the educators who take care of our children. Through our award-winning online education, safety compliance, and performance optimization solutions, our mission is to change the world by saving lives, inspiring professionals, and elevating performance.

    Our extended Vector Solutions family has grown and evolved tremendously over the past 20 years, and we have no intentions of slowing down. Our creativity and drive have taken us from a handful of employees in Tampa, Florida to more than 400 team members all over the country. We believe in fostering a positive workplace culture that attracts talent, drives engagement, increases performance, and invests in employees’ happiness and satisfaction.

    So, if you’re innovative, passionate about what you do, and driven by the need to push boundaries in order to serve the everyday heroes that serve all of us, then search for your forever career with us at Vector Solutions.

    The Director of Vendor Management will oversee vendor management activities across Vector Solutions. This leader will manage a small team of accounts payable and procurement professionals and will define and drive vendor management strategy as well as purchasing operations. This leader’s efforts will manage the company’s vendors throughout the lifecycle of their collaboration with Vector. The Director will report to the Company’s VP, Controller. In addition, this leader will be responsible for overall purchasing strategy and for identifying and evolving best practices and transforming the organization to improve Vendor and Purchasing Services. They will own all policies related to vendor management, purchasing, and T&E.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead and execute the enterprise vendor management processes in coordination with other subject matter expert and business area teams
    • Lead, provide training and guidance and monitor adherence with enterprise vendor management policies, procedures and tools
    • Negotiate a range of technology agreements from small software purchases to large vendor agreements with complex T's and C's
    • Maintain and continue leading development for purchasing and contract tools
    • Identification and realization of cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities
    • Contribute to improvement and execution of the operating model, policies, procedures, governance and oversight programs, tools and resources
    • Manage Accounts Payable, purchasing, travel and entertainment processing
    • Supervises, trains and coaches staff members and ensures that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner
    • Prepares/reviews/analyzes ad-hoc reports as needed
    • Assist with acquisition integrations and vendor consolidation
    • Manage workload in a dynamic and fast paced environment

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Supply Chain Management or related discipline required or equivalent work experience required.
    • 8+ years of experience in vendor management (with focus on IT, business operations, process improvement or related disciplines) and proven ability to execute cross function/division project implementations and/or new policies and standards into an existing organization is required.
    • 5+ years of vendor performance management, including assessing service level agreements, contract management, scorecard reporting and engaging business units.
    • Adept at identifying and proposing solutions to various business problems
    • Able to oversee large volume of transactions
    • Capable of communicating effectively, both verbally and written, with external customers and internal
    • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks (adapting to change where necessary) in a fast-paced environment
    • Track record of process improvement, systems/automation in prior roles
    • Ability to partner cross-functionally and communicate with all levels of the organization
    • Self-motivated, and self-managed.

    Benefits

    • Medical, dental and vision coverage
    • 401(k) matching
    • Generous paid time off
    • 10 paid holidays
    • Professional development reimbursement
    • Company social events
    • Philanthropic opportunities 
    • Advancement opportunities and challenging career paths
    • A casual work environment (ditch the suit & tie)

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