Kforce Procurement Manager in Denver, Colorado

Kforce has a client seeking a Procurement Manager in Denver, Colorado (CO).Overview:The Procurement Manager 1 (-PM-) negotiates or renegotiates new and existing agreements or statements of work of low to moderate complexity, including requests for information or requests for proposal relationships for construction labor (inside/outside plant construction, and facilities). The ideal candidate prepares scope documents, communication plans, and contract awards. They will actively partner with legal teams and stakeholders to develop and execute negotiation strategies that include optimal targets for pricing, service, and quality. This role will also be responsible for providing statistical and analysis reports for the Construction Procurement Team. Ideally, this position will reside in a company office and report directly to the Senior Manager of Procurement.Major tasks include:

  • Prepare statistical reporting/analysis for the Construction Procurement team and key internal customers on an ongoing basis (spend/baseline analysis)

  • Prepare reports and executive summaries monitoring construction spend

  • Data Processing/Problem Resolution - analyze and do in depth research on construction spend

  • Negotiation or renegotiation of new and existing agreements/SOW's

  • RFI/RFP generation and facilitation

  • Cost compression management and tracking

  • Purchase forecast and variance explanation

  • Monitor expense management and reduction activity as it relates to contract maintenance and escalation management

  • Coordinate resources, activities, and communication within and across all organizational units

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Analyze current state of the business

  • Engage stakeholders to determine sourcing requirements

  • Develop RF(x)'s

  • Analyze and evaluate vendors from a financial, functional, operational and risk perspective

  • Negotiate commercial terms with vendors and stakeholders

  • Manage Agreement/SOW creation and execution

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related area

  • 2 plus years of relevant procurement experience

  • Analytical and experience with sourcing approach, strategy development, execution and change management

  • Familiarity with e-sourcing tools and complex, large-scale sourcing events, ERP (Oracle preferred)

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (advanced Excel skills, pivot tables, query tools and PowerPoint)

  • Telecom Construction experience (Infrastructure, inside plant, outside plant)

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Ability to work with various levels of management within the organization

  • Process management and documentation skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strategic thinker

  • Self-starter

  • Team player with ability to work well with their peers

  • Very strong problem-solving capabilities

  • Experience with change management

Other Job Requirements:

  • Experience with contracts and negotiations preferred

  • Ability to influence and motivate others with new ideas and concepts

  • Ability to import and export good ideas - relentlessly seeks, shares, and adopts ideas and best practices - proactively seeks and provides feedback

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours