Director, Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 00:00
Republic Services
Scottsdale, AZ

Republic Services is a leader in Environmental Services, partnering with customers to create a more sustainable world.

We are Sustainability in Action — our promise to be environmentally responsible and to help our customers be environmentally responsible too.

Why choose Republic?

Joining Republic isn’t just about taking on a new job, it’s about making a commitment to create a more sustainable world together. Our people provide an essential service, serving and impacting customers, neighborhoods, and communities everywhere.


As a company, we are proud of our values and encourage those who share in our aspirations to join our team:

  • We protect our colleagues and communities through safe practices everywhere, every day.
  • We are committed to serving our customers and communities by going above and beyond to exceed expectations.
  • We take action to improve neighborhoods and communities by being environmentally responsible and creating a more sustainable world.
  • We are driven to deliver results in the right way.
  • We encourage a human centered culture that honors the unique potential and dignity of every person.



POSITION SUMMARY: With comprehensive knowledge of the market place and direction from Procurement and Supply Chain Management executive leadership, the Director, Procurement and Supply Chain Management drives cost savings and process improvements through the establishment of strategies aligned with the Company’s supply chain initiatives. The Director, Procurement & Supply develops and implements respective plans to effectively manage the business for diverse categories and/or services which includes, but is not limited to, the development and management of goals, objectives, policies, processes, procedures and major programs for the procurement and sourcing of categories and services.



  • Manages and carries out the personnel actions for a cross-function managerial team, professional staff and paraprofessional staff. This includes hiring, training and evaluating employees; coaching, counseling and managing performance; and making salary, merit or other pay related recommendations.
  • Defines implements and oversees strategic procurement processes, standards, and expectations to research and develop a best-in-class supplier base to include defining performance metrics for the team and managing to expected performance levels.
  • Leads and directs a cross-functional team to facilitate Strategic Supplier Relationships with alliance business partners to leverage sourcing synergies for mutual benefit.
  • Develops and negotiates supply agreements that meet end user and corporate requirements.
  • Directs and facilitates the award of contracts upon approval and agreement from key stakeholders and appropriate levels of organizational authority.
  • Facilitates primary relationship management responsibilities with senior executives of key supplier organizations, including periodic business reviews.
  • Builds internal relationships with key stakeholders by partnering and coordinating with corporate counsel, suppliers, key stakeholders and executive procurement and supply chain leadership to negotiate and establish contract terms and conditions for key national agreements.
  • Formulates and communicates the organization’s procurement programs for services, software, component parts, equipment and supplies.
  • Negotiates directly with supplying firms for products and services to secure to achieve best-in-class total cost of ownership and performance.
  • Interfaces with legal department, business units, and suppliers to monitor and ensure compliance with service level agreements. Assesses performance of vendor against established contract terms.
  • Ensures that the procurement team maintains continual contact with end users for assigned spend categories to compare local purchase agreements and leverage terms and conditions for national agreements.
  • Directs and monitors the interface with accounting department to ensure vendors are paid in accordance with negotiated terms.
  • Utilizes best-in-class techniques and practices to develop, maintain, and monitor an analytics process that answers key business questions and supports Procurement strategies. This includes but is not limited to performance, quality, compliance, service level, price/spend/TCO, volume, market trends, and delivery.
  • Develops and implements, in conjunction with direct reports, goals and objectives that challenge and develop direct reports towards a path of continuous improvement.
  • This position may require travel by air, car and/or other modes of transportation up to 25% of the time.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Purchasing/Supply Management, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Finance or related field.
  • Masters of Business Administration or Supply Chain Management.
  • Professional certification in supply chain.
  • Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma or Lean Sigma experience.
  • Experience developing and implementing formalized procurement strategies, processes and programs.
  • Excellent negotiation skills, research and analytical skills, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills are required to communicate effectively and professionally across various levels of the Company and with key external customers and suppliers as described.
  • The ability to collaborate with, encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation across teams/departments and with vendors is essential. This includes the ability to work effectively with supplier executive leadership.



  • Minimum of 10 years of related supply chain experience at a progressively responsible level.
  • Experience negotiating large complex contracts involving multiple business unit/sector spend categories.


Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).


The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.