Sr. Procurement Sourcing Specialist - Remote Opportunity

KinderCare Learning Companies

4.3

(38)

Portland, OR (Remote)

Why you should apply for a job to KinderCare Learning Companies:

  • 4.3/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.4/5 in supportive management
  • 87% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 82% would recommend this company to other women
  • 86% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Human-centered organization dedicated to providing training, support, and career advancement to all our people
  • Women-led organization (93% of our leaders!)
  • Excellent child care discount
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    Position summary

    esponsible for delivering procurement value across various brands including KinderCare, Champions, Crème de la Crème, and the Corporate Headquarters. This role focuses on strategic sourcing of products and services, using research, strategy development, RFPs, consultations and contracting. The successful candidate will handle $20M+ in spend across diverse categories and drive financial and operational improvements through collaboration with various functional areas.
    Responsibilities:

    • Handle multiple procurement sourcing projects concurrently to deliver financial and operational results.
    • Create category strategies based on internal and market data, assessing risks and opportunities.
    • Develop financial models for bid analysis and performance measurements.
    • Consult with suppliers to improve savings and mitigate risks.
    • Conduct procurement process steps including market assessment, RFPs, consultation and contracting.
    • Document and obtain approvals for contracts ensuring clear requirements and performance standards.
    • Communicate cross-functionally to align business partners and keep them informed of project status.
    • Identify and implement procurement operational improvements.
    • Discover project opportunities through data mining and business partner engagement.

    Qualifications:
    Qualifications:

    • Self-starter with the ability to see opportunities and implement plans independently.

    • Strong communication skills for clear and succinct messaging in writing and verbally.

    • Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.

    • Experience in assessing current state and implementing effective change strategies.

    • Strong influencing and business partner leadership skills.

    • Make sound business decisions based on key data points.

    • Understanding of basic contract formats and language.

    • Sophisticated expertise in spreadsheets, including pivot tables and scenario building.

    • Analytical skills for proposal assessment and data mining, forming actionable recommendations.

    • Presentation skills with the ability to create visual elements for conveying messages.

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint; knowledge of Workday Strategic Sourcing is a plus.

    Our benefits meet you where you are. We're here to help our employees navigate the integration of work and life:

    • Know your whole family is supported with discounted child care benefits.

    • Breathe easy with medical, dental, and vision benefits for your family (and pets, too!).

    • Feel supported in your mental health and personal growth with employee assistance programs.

    • Feel great and thrive with access to health and wellness programs, unlimited paid time off and discounts for work necessities, such as cell phones.

    • ... and much more.

    We operate research-backed, accredited, and customizable programs in more than 2,000 sites and centers across 40 states and the District of Columbia. As we expand, we're matching the needs of more and more families, dynamic work environments, and diverse communities from coast to coast. Because we believe every family deserves access to high-quality child care, no matter who they are or where they live. Every day, you'll help bring this mission to life by building community and delivering exceptional experiences. And if you're anything like us, you'll come for the work, and stay for the people.

    KinderCare Learning Companies is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

    Primary Location : Portland, Oregon, United States

    Job : Corporate

    Why you should apply for a job to KinderCare Learning Companies:

  • 4.3/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.4/5 in supportive management
  • 87% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 82% would recommend this company to other women
  • 86% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Human-centered organization dedicated to providing training, support, and career advancement to all our people
  • Women-led organization (93% of our leaders!)
  • Excellent child care discount