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Director of Procurement Operations

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: Broomfield, CO, US

Company: Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

The Director of Procurement position is responsible for standardizing and optimizing global processes and systems that align with overall business strategy.  Reporting directly to the VP of Procurement, this individual will oversee a team that includes procurement operations, procurement technology and data analytics. The role will be focused on driving efficiency through system optimization, spend aggregation, supplier consolidation, compliance and driving incremental value to reduce total cost of ownership. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of high performance, learning agility, drive and ambition and emotional intelligence.  Additionally, the candidate shall be highly self-motivated and have experience in successfully leading and developing world class procurement and data analytics teams.  Strong analytical and communication skills and a proven ability to build relationships with senior level stakeholders across the organization to ensure overall alignment of objectives and priorities.



•                        Partner with key stakeholders and strategic sourcing to drive increased value across all spend categories.

•                        Build sustainable relationships with senior management within business and cross functional stakeholders.

•                        Implement supplier performance strategies and data analytics tools which enable and drive ongoing cost improvements, on time delivery, quality and service levels.

•                        Identify new opportunities to utilize technology and analytics to streamline, automate and improve Procure to Pay (P2P) processes, compliance, and cost savings.

•                        Lead team in support of improving overall capabilities in data analytics, data cleansing to ensure clear visibility and efficient use of financial and required data to drive incremental value for the company.

•                        Collaborate with IT to ensure full business alignment and optimization of overall procurement technology roadmap and strategies.

•                        Lead efforts to optimize technology tools to meet overall business objectives and track success against key performance indicators.

•                        Provide day-to-day direction direct reports and provide leadership in the training and development to enhance overall skills and competencies of the overall team.

•                        Experience of communicating procurement strategies and performance to stakeholders



Education:        • B.A. or B.S. in Business, Finance, Supply-Chain, Economics, or related field; MBA preferred.

Work Experience:              •            10+ years relevant work experience

Supervisory Experience:    •            Minimum 7 years supervisory/leadership experience to include developing and leading a team.

•                        Strong leadership, influencing and communication skills (written and verbal) gained across a range of cultural environments

•                        Strong knowledge of procurement functionality and process flows within purchasing systems (Coupa preferred)

•                        Strong business acumen, strong analytical and strategic thinking skills

•                        Demonstrated experience in the development of data analytics to drive best procurement practices

•                        Agile learning and the ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment

•                        Experience working in a global procurement environment, including development and work with best in class processes, tools and procedures.

•                        Project management skills


Preferred Skills:   PMP, CPSM

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at
Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID 163018

Nearest Major Market: Denver