Brookdale Senior Living

  • Manager, Category Procurement

    Job Locations US-TN-Brentwood
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    111 Westwood Place
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  • Overview

    Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you’ll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there’s a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.


    Will be responsible for achieving cost reductions in the total cost of goods and services, increasing vendor compliance, ensuring compliant bidders are utilized, oversee medium to large construction projects bidding, and will have responsibility for improving quality and vendor service levels.

    1. Design and implement cost savings projects across multiple sub-categories including HR, Finance, Tax, Audit, and Risk Management.
    2. Analyze spend data across Brookdale and recommend strategic plan to leverage pricing.
    3. Develops, communicates and maintains purchasing maintenance equipment policy and procedures.
    4. Evaluates and selects outside contractors and vendors who can provide quality products and services at the lowest possible prices, ensuring availability when needed.
    5. Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability, and prepares market analysis reports.
    6. Coordinates with national vendors to determine optimal ship points based on freight costs and usage forecast.
    7. Track contract expiration and renewal.
    8. Negotiate and implement local, regional and national agreements to support the savings and service goals of the procurement team.
    9. Identifies and leads Strategic Sourcing RFPs.
    10. Resolves community complaints and solve on-going issues to help drive continuous improvement for Brookdale.

    This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.


    Education and Experience
    Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university, preferably Construction Management and/or Supply Chain degree. Five to seven years related experience and training required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
    ISM membership, CPM and CPIM preferred


    Management/Decision Making
    Makes analytical decisions and is accountable for all actions made by a department or group. Uses a high degree of analytical ability using sound judgment acquired through significant experience to solve complex and varied problems that could result in substantial loss of reputation.


    Knowledge and Skills
    Has significant knowledge of an advanced discipline with a working knowledge of related fields. Has significant knowledge of the organization, work environment and process. Has knowledge to direct multiple functions and/or departments with full responsibility for operational results. Exceptional problem solving, research, data analysis, and cost structure analysis skills. Strong collaborative and communication skills, demonstrate ability to influence and partner with key internal and external stakeholders. Strong analytical background-proficient in Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word. Project Management and Distinctive leadership, willing to make tough decisions, but well respects by internal and external stakeholders. Comfortable with conflict, willingness to challenge conventional thinking. Proven success sourcing facilities categories for a national, multi-location organization including: managing RFPs, vendor relationships, contract compliance, etc.


    Physical Demands and Working Conditions

    • Standing
    • Walking
    • Sitting
    • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch crawl
    • Talk or hear
    • Ability to lift:  up to 25 pounds
    • Vision
    • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
    • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage
    • Requires Travel:  Occasionally

    Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.


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