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Avis Budget Group, Inc

Parsippany, NJ

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Procurement Manager



New Jersey

Procurement Manager

Supply Chain and Operations – North America

Job Summary

The Procurement Manager develops and implements sourcing and procurement strategies and programs to meet company-wide cost saving objectives. Main focus areas will be Supply Chain and Operations spend areas. Managed spend will be in excess of $200M across multiple spend areas (20 sub categories). This role is responsible for procurement, contract development and the delivery of ongoing cost savings across multiple assigned categories. The Procurement Manager oversees the implementation of purchasing and procurement contracts for products and services, develops strong supplier relationships, assesses performance of key suppliers and develops business improvement plans to provide a continued focus on delivering value to the organization. This role supports the business in developing a consistent approach to ensure ongoing development of standards, purchasing policies and guidelines.

Taking initiative and finding innovative ways of delivering solutions is not only encouraged, but expected, in our transformational department. Essential duties and responsibilities, shown below, will vary accordingly based on assignment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Identifies, sources, negotiates, and implements sourcing and procurement key cost saving opportunities resulting in significant savings to the company in multiple categories of spend.

Develops sourcing strategies and a plan to implement them including establishment of project milestones and deliverables.

Coordinates with international peers to share insights and best practices, as well as discover global synergies.

Works with internal business partners to develop user requirements, identify suppliers, develop bid specifications, solicit bids, and obtain proposals.

Analyzes proposals and quantifies financial impacts of alternatives.

Develops negotiations strategy.

Recommends and presents the most cost effective solutions to Procurement management and stakeholder senior management. Recommendations are fact-based and supported with analytics.

Develops spend Category Plans to strategically implement the science of procurement.

Owns the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) process for the business and is accountable to drive supplier management for key suppliers in his/her area of responsibility.

Establishes and conducts regular quarterly/monthly supplier reviews to ensure contract compliance, review SLAs and explore ongoing improvements.

Creates relevant dashboards, supplier and performance reporting for business partners and Procurement leadership.

Develops and supports initiatives to provide consistency and standards; leverage supply relationships across the enterprise; and drive down total costs.

Works with key business partners, and develops sourcing and procurement plans that align corporate objectives to business needs while adapting to changing market conditions.

Establishes and communicates purchasing policies and guidelines that effectively balance administrative burden, cost savings, and risk/liability.

Acts as a strategic partner with management in all departments to support their business objectives.

Improves procurement and business processes to drive efficiency and reduce costs.

Develops new approaches for systematic purchasing that will lower administrative burdens, add accountability and support efficient and effective business process.

Leads interactions with Legal in developing product and service purchasing contracts, including modification of terms and conditions in order to create the most advantageous agreements.

Mentors less experienced Procurement team members.

Expands the utilization and exposure of Minority and Woman Business Enterprises to internal business units and prepares all documentation for potential internal and external government audits.

Supervisory and Organizational Responsibilities

No direct reports at this time. This is a key individual contributor role in a small Procurement group, with a lot of independence and responsibility. You will be responsible for the implementing the procure-to-pay process for the categories you are assigned. More importantly, taking initiative and finding innovative ways of delivering solutions is not only encouraged, but expected, in our transformational department.

Required Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in a business or engineering discipline.

MBA preferred.

Minimum 5 years’ experience in a corporate procurement environment developing and executing relevant sourcing strategies.

Experience in some of the following sourcing categories is a plus: supply chain, MRO, temp labor and/or fleet.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Expert in procurement category management, sourcing and negotiations processes. Strong ability to drive significant improvements in a purchasing organization.

Thorough knowledge of, and experience leading, RFQ/RFP/RFI processes.

Proficiency in quantifying costs and benefits associated with various alternatives to develop a fact-based recommendation.

Experience with should-cost models.

Experienced leading multiple rounds, and sometimes tense negotiations, with supplier executives.

Evidence of innovative, best-in-class thinking applied in previous roles.

Strong leadership skills, great drive for results and a passion to make a difference.

Strong project management and stakeholder management skills.

Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

Ability to work with an enterprise financial system - Oracle Financials experience a plus.

Ability to adapt to custom developed corporate purchase contracts and licensing agreements with modified terms and conditions.

Strong supplier and organizational relationship development and management skills.

Ability to interpret technical specifications and use sound judgment to make business decisions.

Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills.

Proven record of initiative and dedication to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal customers. Ability to work closely with Director-level and above stakeholders.

Travel Requirements

Occasional travel required

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Avis Budget Group is an EEO Employer Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

The information listed above is intended to describe the general nature and level of this position. Essential functions and responsibilities may change as business needs require. Your response to this advertisement may result in your consideration for employment with an affiliated company of Avis Budget Group, the publicly traded parent company of Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC and its subsidiaries. Offers of employment will be made by Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC or any of its employing companies or brands, including Avis, Budget, Budget Truck or AB Car Rental Services.

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Company Profile
Avis Budget Group, Inc. is a leading global provider of vehicle rental services, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 10,000 rental locations in approximately 175 countries around the world, and through its Zipcar brand, which is the world's leading car sharing network, with more than 870,000 members. Avis Budget Group is dedicated to being a best-in-class Customer Led, Service DrivenTM organization, one that drives increased loyalty, revenue and profitable growth. The Company has three operating regions: North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Latin America/Asia Pacific. We own and operate most Avis and Budget car rental offices in North America, Europe and Australia, and operate primarily through licensees in other parts of the world. Our industry leadership and proud heritage have as a foundation our firm commitment to our Company Mission, Vision and Core Values.

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