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Corporate Procurement Manager in Oak Brook, IL at ReaderLink

Date Posted: 2/27/2018

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Job Description

Summary: The Corporate Procurement Manager is responsible for developing and administering all procurement related activities for the Company.  This to include all office and distribution center related office, janitorial and breakroom supplies and furniture, as well as management of ancillary services such as facility cleaning, vending programs and maintenance.  This position will work closely with management to implement a process for periodic re-bids of products to insure quality bids/pricing and products are received.  In addition, this position will create a requisition, tracking and reporting process to assure reasonable and appropriate use of the Company’s supply budget at the site/departmental level and to prevent misappropriation of the Company’s supplies.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Negotiation of corporate office and distribution center related office, janitorial and breakroom supplies and furniture pricing and terms
  • Ensure that the Company receives competitive pricing, terms and service levels from all vendors
  • Establish guidelines for requisition of supplies and services
  • Report on supplies and service usage to ensure that same are not being misappropriated or used in an amount or manner inconsistent with the intended purpose
  • Develop procedures and guidelines as well and provide cost analysis of programs
  • Maintain relationships with vendors


Essential Functions:  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position:

  • Must be able to understand and communicate product needs
  • Must be a good written communicator that can submit dispatch cogent requests for proposal
  • Good negotiator
  • Must have good organizational and follow-up skills
  • Must be able to identify key trends and anticipate demand fluctuations.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of management


Non-Essential Functions:

  • Other duties may be assigned, directed or requested.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 3-5 years experience working in corporate procurement
  • Negotiation and Decision Making skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong PC skills (Microsoft Office – Work, Excel, Access, Power Point)


Language Skills:

  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to speak with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and data
  • Ability to write routine reports


Mathematical Skills:

  • Must be proficient in mathematics
  • Must be able to determine risks and benefits associated with proposed programs and present effectively to senior management


Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations


Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The work is mostly performed is in a corporate office environment – some exposure to warehouses
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate at low decibels
  • Must be able to work independently on tactics and in high-functioning groups on strategic direction


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