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Manager, Procurement Services - SSBO

Manager, Procurement Services - SSBO

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Strategic Sourcing and Business Optimization
Chicago, IL, Kansas City, KS, New York, NY, Washington, D.C.

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By providing strategic, technology and operational services to clients in the legal, professional and financial services industries, our Managers are a highly talented group of professionals who offer a unique blend of operational experience with a track record of success, core consulting experience across a number of industries and disciplines along with specialized skills in their respective areas of expertise.


Our employees are our greatest competitive advantage. The Procurement Solutions & Managed Services team assists clients in enhancing and improving the effectiveness of internal procurement functions while reducing costs across a variety of areas, optimizing business processes and improving stakeholder value.


As a part of HBR Consulting’s Procurement Solutions, we will rely on you to work closely with project team members and client personnel, managing operations and execution of procurement services, facilitating requirements gathering, researching best practices and leveraging internal intellectual property and conducting data analysis to facilitate the implementation of cost savings and process improvement opportunities. You will play a key role in developing and implementing the identified opportunities as well as support practice operations and business development. 


The location preference is between Chicago, New York City, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Kansas City.


The ideal candidate will possess prior experience in a related Consulting, Procurement Operations, Strategic Sourcing, Project Management or Process Improvement role.  Analytical experience, ability to train, mentor and lead project teams and a desire to learn and grow are essential. Additional qualifications will include the following abilities, attributes, experience and skills:

  • Effectively manage Client’s procurement team and delivery of services including transactional purchasing, contract management, and strategic sourcing efforts
  • Establish productive relationships with key Client leaders and internal customers
  • Resolve and address any internal / external issues that might arise
  • Promote procurement goals and activities to internal customers (end users, Leadership)
  • Proactively seek and identify opportunities expand the scope of procurement’s support and activity; develop business cases to support recommendations
  • Develop and implement measurement tools and tracking to ensure vendor contract compliance
  • Oversee the management of and negotiations with vendors; primary negotiator on key accounts
  • Manage the RFx process for multiple buyers and areas simultaneously
  • Resolve escalated vendor, end user and Accounts Payable issues
  • Develop and implement measurement tools to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the group and its team members
  • Responsible for developing team members which will include coaching, mentoring and conducting performance reviews
  • Manage client related and internal firm projects including deliverables, timelines, etc.
  • Ensure all procurement policies and procedures are followed
  • Manage the onboarding of new team members, including materials creation
  • Leverage experience to assist with operational assessments


  • 5+ years in a procurement role
  • Minimum of 2 years’ management experience
  • Experience managing and leading procurement professionals
  • Self-starter, ability to prioritize in a multi-tasking environment
  • Extremely responsive and customer focused
  • Commitment to superior quality and accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal / teamwork skills
  • Ability to work effectively with internal clients, vendors, colleagues and support staff
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to change
  • Experience managing large projects
  • Excellent research and financial analysis skills
  • Experience creating and presenting analysis to be used in business decisions
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with reading and understanding contractual agreements
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint and ability to quickly learn new systems
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience using e-Procurement systems (Purchasing, Contract Management, etc.)