Girl Scouts of the USA

Senior Director, Procurement and Vendor Management

US-NY-New York - National Office
3 months ago
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About Us

For over 100 years, we have helped girls develop the skills and confidence they need to blossom into their best selves. From our earliest badges in electricity, aeronautics, and natural sciences to today’s all girl robotics teams and cookie entrepreneurs, girls have challenged themselves through our skill-building opportunities, worked with inspiring role models and developed lifelong friendships.



We are seeking to hire a Senior Director of Procurement and Vendor Management to be responsible for the strategic oversight enterprise-wide of GSUSA’s vendors and suppliers. 


S/he partners with internal stakeholders at all levels to lead the sourcing effort on behalf of the entire organization and provides strategic thought leadership for procurement for the Girl Scouts Movement. S/he works with the business units company-wide, as well as the Purchasing Department, GSM Purchasing Department, and Contract Administration function, to ensure the cost efficient and strategic procurement of goods and services throughout the organization.  S/he also creates and oversees a supplier diversity program. Be part of a Global Movement to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. 


You are:

  • A Strong leader, communicator and analytically minded negotiator.
  • Strategic and innovative mindset, with a hands-on approach to problem-solving and process-building at the operational level.
  • Data-driven in your approach and focus on competitive analysis to support business decisions.

This could be the right fit for you if:

  • You have built a strategic procurement function with an organization.
  • If you have Professional Services AND IT procurement experience.
  • If you have successfully executed a supplier diversity plan.

You Will

  • Be responsible for the overall procurement strategy, identifying and evolving best practices and transforming the organization into a center of excellence for the organization and for the Girl Scout Movement.
  • Work with business units on the selection of appropriate vendors;
  • Ensure that vendors are compliant with GSUSA policies and guidelines;
  • Evaluate and overseeing vendor relationships with a strategic enterprise view, including soliciting information and feedback about vendors and tracking that information for future utilization of the vendor; benchmarking the quality of the goods/services, price and any potential risks with vendors;
  • Review current suppliers and partners, identifying potential suppliers/partners and conducting negotiations across all categories for maximum contribution to the Girl Scout brand, return on strategic assets and value creation;
  • Standardize RFP process for the organization and assisting business units in conducting RFPs;
  • Ensure that the RFP process is effectively utilized in accordance with purchasing policies and diversity initiatives;
  • Work with business units and Purchasing Department and GSM Purchasing Department to ensure that the organization is receiving the best pricing and terms, including overseeing bidding process within the organization to ensure competitive pricing;
  • Train business units on business negotiations and optimal business terms for procurement of goods or services;
  • Create and managing a robust supplier diversity program to increase the representation of minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned vendors and suppliers, as well as products that are made in the United States. Tracking progress and creating reports for organization.
  • Consolidate and coordinate goods and services with the business units and enterprise-wide, where appropriate, in an effort to decrease the numbers of contracts that are entered into each year.
  • Create and maintain a list of preferred vendors for GSUSA and relays preferred vendors, as appropriate, to councils;
  • Identify opportunities for shared services across the Movement and manage the implementation of shared services with councils.

You Need

  • At least 10 years of senior supply chain management/procurement experience with demonstrated success in applying best practices in procurement, process and system optimization, cost management and value creation.
  • At least a Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, economics, finance, operations, engineering or a related area. A Master's degree is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of finance and accounting in terms of budgeting, cash flows, cost management, financial accounting, treasury, and enterprise risk management and business continuity planning.
  • Familiarity with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, as well as understanding of standard contractual terms and conditions to mitigate legal risk
  • An industry recognized certification such as the CPSM from the Institute for Supply Management or a near equivalent from firms such as the American Purchasing Society, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute, The International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management, is preferred.
  • Proven experience with RFP/RFI/RFQ preparation and response review.


Girl Scouts of the USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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