Procurement Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: Procurement Manager, utilizing their analytical and negotiating skills, oversees all purchasing processes to maximize saving, maintain consistent product quality and meet customer needs. Manager is responsible for developing and updating procurement strategies, policies and procedures.


  • Create, review and/or update standard purchasing policies and procedures
  • Ensure purchasing policy and procedure is properly followed for all purchases
  • Develop and maintain strategic supplier relationships
  • Negotiate supplies and equipment contracts
  • Periodically audit contracts to ensure the most cost-effective options possible
  • Manage requests for proposals (RFP) and requests for bids (RFB) regarding the acquisition of supplies and equipment
  • Execute supplier/contract audits for compliance with terms of contract
  • Standardize purchasing processes on all campuses
  • Supervise purchasing staff including but not limited to recruiting, selecting, training, and performance managing staff
  • Oversee the resolution of purchase order discrepancies
  • Provide insight to strategic planning, problem solving and in any other way to benefit Elwyn
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Procurement and Business Services Officer

 DIRECT REPORTS: Purchasing Expediter & Fleet Coordinator

 CONTACTS: Elwyn personnel, vendors and suppliers


  • High School diploma or equivalency; Bachelor degree in business, accounting or related field preferred
  • Three (3) years purchasing experience
  • Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) and/or Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) certificate preferred
  • Demonstrated strong negotiating and management skills; effective in influencing others
  • Two (2) years supervisory experience
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Must possess excellent customer interaction, collaboration, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated intermediate experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; report-writer experience preferred
  • Must have current, valid driver's license in state of residence, three (3) years driving experience in the United States, and acceptable driving record

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: See Physical Demands Checklist below which represents the general physical demands and environment conditions to which the employee holding this position must meet, in addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Elwyn will engage otherwise qualified candidates for this position whose disabilities may require reasonable accommodations to enable an individual to perform the essential functions.

 Elwyn reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.

Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and identity, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, genetic information, disability status, military or veteran status, marital or family status, political activities or affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, and federal law.

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