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Full time
Job Category:
Business Development
Director of Procurement
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Blair Search | Durham, NC
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Job Description

We are recruiting a Procurement leader with demonstrated success building or rebuilding the procurement function into a value-added team and department, providing smooth and efficient flow of procurement services through the development and utilization of "Best-in-Class" procurement protocols from sourcing, vendor and contract management; to development of "Subject Matter Experts" across the company; to developing and managing the Procurement team and department.

Our client is a well established, highly respected (consistently ranked in the Top 10 nationwide of their industry), poised for continued growth company with 250+ employees. Theirs is pro-active, team-focused, value-added culture with an amazing work environment


  • Direct, assess and supervise the activities of the Procurement team/department providing direction, guidance, structure and workflow support as necessary.
  • Manage all procurement policies, procedures, programs and contracts with a focus on their ability to provide the best possible price and service that enhances value and efficiency for the organization;
  • Lead the company's successful evaluation/transformation to a centralized procurement program that adds value and efficiency; this includes leveraging applicable technology; development and delivery of related procurement communication, training and support; meeting with stakeholders/procurement process and system users for understanding, training, coaching, guidance and program/process buy-in;
  • Identify develop and implement procurement process improvement opportunities; including the introduction and utilization KPI's, Performance Scorecards and related accountabilities;
  • Develop and execute Procurement's vision and long-range plan that aligns with the company vision and long-range plans;
  • Author, communicate, and execute a strategic procurement program including goals, objectives, policies and procedures, sourcing strategies, supplier relationships and opportunities to leverage ERP and other procurement related technology;
  • Oversee contract development and administration negotiating with vendors for good & services, leveraging the best possible price and service guarantee; review and approve sourcing plans and ordering of necessary goods and services; perform risk analytics of trends to proactively anticipate potential adverse events, implement strategies to avoid same.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain/Materials Management, Logistics or related field of study;
  • Professional certification such as C.P.M, CPSM or other affiliated certification is strongly desired;
  • 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible and demonstrated procurement, sourcing and contract services experience including supplier and internal customer relationship building and management;
  • 5+ years supervisory, department leadership, direct report/ people management experience, with the ability to attract, mentor, coach, develop, assess and retain department staff;
  • Sound leadership, effective communication and change management skills with the ability to adapt to a continually evolving business environment;
  • Strong and effective business and relational acumen with a persuasiveness style that builds relationships, creates understanding, support, alignment, consensus and confidence for procurement strategies;
  • Demonstrated teambuilding and collaboration skills, strategic thinking, tactical competence, accountability and sense of urgency for getting things done;
  • Competency with purchasing, procurement and supply chain systems;
  • LEAN, Six Sigma, Kaizen or similar principles of planning, continuous improvement and KPI development background;

Hands-on procurement project management, policy development, presentation, training and communication skills;

Prior experience leading or serving on an ERP system change integration team is helpful;

  • Strong analytical skills/cost management skills with proficiency utilizing analytical tools, MS Office, MRP/ERP systems and applicable procurement and contract management software.

About the Company

Blair Search is an Executive Search firm that focuses on the identification and recruitment of "Best-in-Class" professionals, individual contributors and executives across the spectrum of professions at the Individual Contributor or Manager and Director to the top executive for diverse businesses and industries throughout the United States.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location