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Business Development
Procurement Director
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Blair Search | Durham, NC
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Job Description

The Procurement Manager will lead the procurement initiatives for this 200+ employe company located in Durham, NC. The "ideal" candidate will have a progressive service related industry procurement career and background that includes Strategic Planning, Supplier Sourcing and Vendor Management, Contract Management, Cost Analysis, Long-Range Planning and ERP.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide procurement knowledge, expertise and leadership across the company serving as the primary contact for procurement related questions, processes and procedures.
  • Lead activities of the Procurement department with a focus on providing direction, guidance, structure and workflow support as necessary.
  • Manage procurement to provide the best possible price and service that enhances value and efficiency.
  • Oversee contract development and administration, performing risk analysis, negotiating for good & services leveraging the best possible price and service guarantee.
  • Develop and execute Procurement's KPI's, process improvements scorecards that drive value and serve as the Project Manager for ERP system upgrade implementation and user training.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain/Materials Management, Logistics or related field of study.
  • Professional certification such as CPM, CPSM, CQA or other affiliated certification;
  • 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible and demonstrated procurement, sourcing and contract experience including supplier relationship building and management ideally, in a service focused business or industry.
  • prior people management and team development experience is essential.
  • Competency and prior experience with purchasing, procurement and supply chain systems, LEAN, Six Sigma, Kaizen or similar principles of planning, continuous improvement and KPI development.
  • Ability to easily transition from strategy to hands-on, tactical procurement project management, policy development, presentation, training and communication skills.
  • Experience supporting ERP system upgrades, transition and integration is helpful;
  • Strong analytical 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