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Manager, Procurement

Manager, Procurement

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IT Managed Services
Chicago, IL

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The Procurement Manager, is responsible for Procurement Operations, Strategic Sourcing, Project Management and Process Improvement activities. Analytical experience, ability to train, mentor and lead project teams and a desire to learn and grow are essential.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Resolve escalated vendor and end user issues.
  • Manage client related and internal firm projects including deliverables, timelines, etc.
  • Ensure all procurement policies and procedures are followed.
  • Work across departments to ensure all procurement, technology and rollout activities are coordinated and properly financed.
  • Oversee and develop team members which includes coaching, mentoring and conducting performance reviews.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Supply Chain, Business, Economics, Management, or related field
  • 5+ years in a procurement role; 3+ years of management experience
  • Experience working with law firms preferred
  • Experience leading procurement groups.
  • Self-starter; ability to prioritize in a multi-tasking environment.
  • Ability to be extremely responsive to client needs.
  • Commitment to superior quality and accuracy.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to change.
  • Excellent research and financial analysis skills.
  • Experience creating and presenting analysis to be used in business decisions.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with reading and understanding contractual agreements.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work effectively with internal clients, vendors, colleagues and support staff.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint; Ability to quickly learn new systems as needed.
  • Willingness to travel 20-80%, based on client and organizational need.