Director, Procurement

New York Road Runners | New York, New York

Job Summary

The Director of Procurement will be responsible for leading efforts to create a centralized purchasing function within the organization. This includes assessment and determination of the most cost-effective sourcing strategies, identifying and implementing a centralized purchase order system, developing purchase order processes and procedures, and integrating it in to our financial system.


  • Develop, communicate, and manage purchasing policies, procedures and processes for the organization.
  • Identify and implement improvement opportunities to achieve financial goals, drive performance and business results.
  • Examine and evaluate vendor relationships, drive RFI and RFP processes and handle vendor contract negotiations to drive the most optimal cost-effective solutions.
  • Drive risk management with regard to supply contracts and agreements.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to clarify organization needs.
  • Streamline and improve overall purchasing while maintaining cost controls and creating cost-effective use of resources.
  • Monitor and audit purchasing activities to ensure compliance and adherence to best practices.
  • Monitor and publish monthly metrics and inventory reporting/tracking.
  • Lead, manage and develop purchasing team.


  • Superior knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques.
  • Technology-savvy and familiarity with purchasing software solutions.
  • Strong negotiation abilities.
  • Professional self-starter with a proven track record of developing and executing change in a complex environment.
  • Skilled leadership capabilities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to strategize, prioritize and execute.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, support and understand different project teams.
  • Strong attention to detail and focus on task completion.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications.
  • Passion for sports (especially running) a plus!
  • 10+ years of purchasing, procurement, and finance management experience with superior analytical skills and business acumen.
  • Bachelor's degree required.

How to Apply

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