Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us.
Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.
The Senior Director Strategic Sourcing & Procurement is responsible to implement global strategies that will maximize material and cost efficiency enterprise wide. This position works in partnership with key stakeholders to develop and execute sourcing strategies and contract negotiations to deliver continuous cost, performance and process improvement linking business requirements to contract deliverables. This role serves as an experienced lead negotiator for the company’s highest-value and most complex vendor agreements and is responsible for cultivating strong supplier relationships, providing excellent customer service to internal business partners, and consistently negotiating contracts to best support the needs of Vail Resorts and its mission.
This role will lead a team of ~13 people and will be the key strategic leader for sourcing and supply chain related initiatives.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Development of multi-year category strategies which align to VR roadmap and strategy
Develop and implement supplier relationship management (SRM) system
Align with key stakeholders across VR to deliver increased value and cost savings
Establish and drive compliance activities in support of VR cost savings requirements
Accountable for creation and execution of ongoing category strategies; ensure the category strategies align with overall VR strategies, goals, and objectives
Develop, direct, and manage overall cost reduction targets and oversee execution of initiatives – accountable for reporting of procurement savings and compliance, inclusive of tracking savings to the P&L
Demonstrate extensive professional knowledge and experience of principles and techniques of negotiation to advise the business, direct and secure the best outcome for the company, maximize leverage control and steer complex and critical negotiations
Coordinate with other departments and stakeholders to ensure timely execution of procurement requirements and achievement of cost reduction targets and optimal TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)
Review opportunities to implement best practices purchasing policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance and deliver best value and savings
Excellent business acumen and understanding of risk mitigation approaches and contract language usage
Develop, in partnership with operations systems and tools to enable and drive data based decisions
Lead the sourcing teams, ensuring quality performance management, talent management, and succession planning
Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of categories (supplier performance, business adoption, technology enhancements)
Evaluate risk associated with VR supply chain and implement plans and/or processes to manage the risks
Apply broad and deep subject matter expertise to solve a variety of highly complex business issues
Bachelor’s Degree required (Supply Chain or Business/Finance preferred) MBA Preferred
Minimum 8 years required; must have minimum 5 years in a senior supply chain, or procurement role
Minimum 5 years leadership/management experience required
Excellent Microsoft Excel skills mandatory, significant experience with tier 1 procurement software preferred
We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more atwww.vailresortscareers.com
Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law
Internal Number: 171706
About Vail Resorts
We’re big. Like revolutionizing an entire industry around the world big. We’re known for our expertise in operating world-class mountain resorts, but when you dig a little deeper, we’re more than that. A lot more.
And, while we may be big, we don’t overlook the details. We’re continuously improving and investing in our resorts, lodging properties and other lines of business in order to provide our guests and our employees with an Experience of a Lifetime, conserve our natural resources and better the communities in which we operate.
Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts.