Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading the planning and execution of key procurement strategies across all organization-wide spend

  • Drive strategic sourcing and optimization activities with all functional stakeholders. Categories include but are not limited to IT, Corporate Partnerships, Legal, Stadium Operations, Facilities, and Professional Services

  • Build and implement sourcing strategic vision to enhance key company goals and results

  • Pursue Total Value of Ownership TVO (TVO = savings, cost avoidance, value-added, revenue, efficiencies, enhanced relationships) as it relates to our organization by enhancing the overall effectiveness of the supply management process:

  • Ensure effective use of spend / budgets within the key areas of responsibility and continue to drive savings, value and further efficiencies.

  • Lead in the ongoing development of the company-wide procurement processes and partner with all levels of leadership cross-functionally to build impactful, efficient and cost-effective vendor relationships.

  • Lead development and implementation of infrastructure and polices to improve team efficiencies to be repeatable, measurable, and accurate with cadence

  • Standardize (as appropriate) procurement practices of products used or services procured company-wide.

  • Develop, communicate, and enforce all supplier risk management standards. Report activities and compliance issues daily.

  • Enhance Corporate Partner/Supplier relationships while managing supplier’s cost, quality, risk compliance, and service performance.

Core activities

  • Liaise with finance teams to ensure accurate forecasting and budgeting.

  • Draft/ edit/ review major contracts for all lines of business that impact any provision of goods or services.

  • Create and lead RFP processes and negotiations for all major purchases of goods and services.

  • Lead/ manage negotiations and strategic communications with suppliers/vendors throughout the company

  • Develop detailed metrics and track all relevant data to show realized TVO

  • Prepare annual strategic sourcing plan that summarizes how the procurement organization intends to accomplish needs and TVO goals.

  • Track projected and report achieved TVO financial impact

  • Develop, implement, and manage supplier database; lead aggregation and management of all vendor contracts across the organization

  • Lead major supplier and contractor Service Level Agreement (SLA) governance and engagement activities; continuously evaluate on-site SOW operational performance and communicate with stakeholders throughout term of contract.

  • Provide procurement consultation for major investments, acquisitions, and JVs at request of senior leadership.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in business required (or equivalent)

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant Procurement/ Strategic Sourcing experience

  • Proven ability to develop and lead complex strategic sourcing strategies and initiatives

  • Experience managing indirect procurement at a corporate level

  • Experience with common ERP systems

  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills