The Procurement Manager, under the direction of the Sr. Procurement Manager, will act as a point of contact between vendors and firm stakeholders. Collaborate with users on requests and requirements to assess needs and ascertain best route to maximize value. The Procurement Manager identifies, fosters, and facilitates process improvements in order to arrive at best practices. Plays an integral role in ensuring favorable contract terms, streamlined processes and attorney satisfaction.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Liaise with key firm stakeholders to determine product and service needs.
Review current vendors and services to analyze if they meet current company needs and goals.
Research and establish relationships with new vendors when necessary.
Negotiate with vendors to secure advantageous prices, terms, timeline, flexibility & security.
Coordinate with the legal review team on contract language.
Analyze invoices to ensure accuracy of goods delivered.
Accurately track and report key functional metrics to the senior procurement manager.
Assist in the preparation, review and analysis of the forecast, budget and variances.
Resolve vendor issues quickly and efficiently.
Manage the completion of all routine procurement activities including approving purchase orders and invoice reconciliation.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Accurately track and report key functional metrics.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Well-developed negotiation techniques and communication skills.
Ability to effectively manage multiple contracts, assignments and priorities.
Must have the ability analyze issues and problems systematically, gather broad and balanced input, draw sound conclusions and translate conclusions into timely decisions and actions.
Must have advanced PC skills. Proficiency in collaboration applications (SharePoint preferred), Excel, Electronic Resource Management tools, and Visio preferred.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to provide service and work effectively with diverse groups of people at various levels within the organization.
Ability to analyze data from tables and figures and recognize connections.
Flexible to work long hours as demanded by projects.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
A. or B.S. degree in finance, law or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. JD or MBA a plus.
In-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts, invoicing, and negotiation terms.
Extensive experience working in the procurement department in a related field.
Medium to Large Law firm experience is highly desirable.
About Troutman Sanders LLP
Founded in 1897, Troutman Sanders LLP is an international law firm with more than 650 attorneys practicing in 12 offices located throughout the United States. The firm’s clients range from large multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs and reflect virtually every sector and industry. The firm’s heritage of extensive experience, exceptional responsiveness and an unwavering commitment to service has resulted in strong, long-standing relationships with clients across the globe. In recognition of the firm’s strong service culture, Troutman Sanders has been on the BTI Client Service A-Team for 13 consecutive years.
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity is an essential part of Troutman Sanders’ culture and contributes to the firm’s success and continued expansion. The firm proudly supports many initiatives that foster an inclusive environment. Since 2008, the firm has earned the top rating of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Troutman Sanders is not only known for dedication to clients, but also for commitment to the communities in which fi...rm personnel live and work. Members of the firm are active in civic, charitable, religious, educational, professional, international, governmental and arts-related organizations. In addition, firm attorneys and paralegals devote thousands of hours to pro bono legal services each year.