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Procurement Manager



Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Create a healthier, brighter future for pets, pet parents and people!

If you want to make a real difference, create an exciting career path, feel welcome to be your whole self and nurture your wellbeing, Petco is the place for you.

Our core values capture that spirit as we work to improve lives by doing what’s right for pets, people and our planet.

  • We love all pets like our own
  • We’re the future of the pet industry
  • We’re here to improve lives
  • We drive outstanding results together
  • We’re welcome as we are

Petco is a category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and Petco partners. We are 29,000 strong and operate 1,500+ pet care centers in the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including 250+ Vetco Total Care hospitals, hundreds of preventive care clinics and eight distribution centers. We’re focused on purpose-driven work, and strongly believe what’s good for pets, people and our planet is good for Petco.

Essential Job Functions

  • Own, develop, manage and execute programs for all assigned outsourcing services.
  • Prepare strategic plans and manage the planning of RFIs and RFPs as contracts expire.
  • Competitively bid and negotiate purchase requests to reduce overall acquisition costs.
  • Prepare purchase orders and contracts in accordance with the approved policies and procedures, ensuring that such commitments are within budget.
  • Manage the outsourcing vendor selection and negotiation process to ensure the needs of the company are being met.
  • Establish and maintain contractual and business relationships with vendors.
  • Monitor contract compliance and adjust outsourcing strategies based on changing business needs.
  • Ensure strategies are implemented and cost reduction is realized.
  • Work collaboratively with internal clients and suppliers to quantify requirements, timing and scope to fully manage supply chains in assigned categories.
  • Create secondary supply strategies for critical products and services and lead identification and development of long term alternate sources.
  • Evaluate suppliers based on qualitative and quantitative data gathered regarding performance, quality, competitive pricing and service level metrics and review this data with the suppliers, establishing goals.
  • Perform fact-based analysis to allow for objective decision making, including total cost of ownership (TCO) opportunities.
  • Maintain visibility into business partners’ needs.
  • Lead, guide and manage internal clients with regard to details on specifications, service level agreements (SLAs,) Statement of Work (SOW,) deliveries and costs.
  • Challenge business partners to consider additional cost effective strategies.
  • Lead the competitive bid process, negotiation strategy development and conduct negotiations with suppliers.
  • Negotiate contract terms for master agreements, schedules and amendments in conjunction with legal and business partners.
  • Oversee the supplier qualification process.
  • Lead supplier on-boarding activities, training and coordination for all new suppliers.
  • Develop an understanding of future business objectives in order to design and implement consistent and efficient processes and systems for the acquisition of professional services
  • This position may have day and night domestic and international Supervisory Responsibilities:

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Business, Supply Chain, or Procurement. An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Requires 7 to 10 years progressively responsible procurement and supplier management experience and a demonstrated track record in successfully developing, negotiating and managing multimillion dollar, complex contracts.
  • Advanced experience developing moderately complex cost and financial models with financial accounting is a must.
  • Requires strong drive for continuous process and productivity improvement with experience in six sigma and lean initiatives.
  • Requires advanced negotiation skills and ability to develop successful relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Requires excellent communications skills with the proven ability to lead, influence and motivate others.
  • Very strong and well developed experience sourcing goods and services is a must.
  • Must be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of legal concepts and principles as they relate to: Confidentiality, Service, Investigator and Consulting agreements
  • Professional services sourcing experience is strongly preferred.

Note: Current responsibilities are impacted by company and team priorities that may have evolved from what is displayed in the Workday job profile. The description provides general job duties and requirements, but the partner’s manager may assign additional responsibilities or tasks depending on business needs.

Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.

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