Chief Procurement Officer

Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 00:00
SBM Management Services, LP
Sacremento, CA

Lead cross functional teams in developing sourcing strategies to support a strategic alignment with company’s Operations VP’s, Divisional & Regional Managers, and Corporate departments on company goals & initiatives. Manage goals that result in strong customer satisfaction, align with company strategy, and optimize costs and supplier relations. You will influence senior leaders in setting direction for their functional areas by linking sourcing and business strategies in order to optimize business results. You will be the subject matter expert who works independently to develop sourcing and negotiation strategies and direct the execution of those strategies. Nurture relationships with Manufacturing and Supplier partners in order to promote a sustainable and profitable supply chain.


  • Strategically develops and implements commodity/supply chain strategies covering all commodities, non-subcontract services and supplier processes throughout a global enterprise to deliver maximum value, leverage, and standardization. (Coordinates consolidation of SBM distributors and suppliers as needed).
  • Drive innovation and identification/development of potential new suppliers and alternate sources for existing/new products.
  • Strategic alignment, leadership, direction and support in operation management client communication including but not limited to successful Business Reviews with clients relating to product resale
  • Provide recommendations on expenditure requirements to better align the Procurement department on major corporate economic strategies, objectives and policies
  • Provides leadership in regular communications with key leadership team to keep apprised the status, development, success and overall growth of Procurement
  • Monitor competitor services and marketing activities in order to anticipate future state of competitor offering
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with industry influencers and key community and strategic partners
  • Proactively engage with corporate departments to support initiatives and strategies associated with key metrics for the unique partnership and the growth of that partnership
  • Confers with EVP, COO, VPs and other senior leadership personnel to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives resulting from current status and conditions.
  • Creates an innovative approach to grow new business opportunities and educates/collaborates with the entire Strategy, Growth and Solutions team
  • Oversee Procurement department in preparation of existing budgets, reviews budget proposals, and provides consistent visibility to current financial performance through monthly communications and reporting.
  • Work with Procurement team to implement new SBM products to expand offerings to SBM customers and non SBM customers. This would include private label custom manufactured products.
  • Responsible for all initiatives related to E-Commerce, ERP/MRP implementation, and processes strengthening B2B/B2C platforms.
  • Review current processes and make necessary recommendations to identify more robust, cost effective & value-added processes to procure goods and services
  • Work closely with the Finance team to resolve challenges for Purchasing and Supply Chain
  • Manages and mentors a dynamic team of purchasing professionals, and ensures SBM “buyers” are properly trained and follow SBM purchasing requirements and policies.
  • Ensures that SBM always has a stable of qualified vendors that can meet and exceed our internal and external customer requirements at preferred pricing levels.
  • Leads product development commodity strategies in line with corporate initiatives to improve supply chain efficiencies and reduce the total cost of supply chain management.
  • Oversee activities that develop relationships with suppliers.
  • Develops an overall supplier base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage, utilizing global market exploitation, leveraging spend, and leveraging of technologies.
  • Ensures performance improvement and recovery plans are developed, issued, tracked and reported on as required for supply base management and improvement.
  • Position requires travel 25-50% of the time.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Supply Chain, Production/Operations Management, or Engineering from a four-year college or university; 10+ years of progressive experience in Procurement/Sourcing or relative business experience relating to Procurement/Sourcing; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • May be required to have a valid driver’s license.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of contracting process and associated local, state, federal, and other regulations.
  • Knowledge of accounts payable principles, procedures, and standards.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to assess contract compliance and product/service quality.
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.