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Procurement Operations Manager

Date:  Jun 10, 2021

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 


The Vail Resorts Source-to-Pay Team is committed to Building Leaders and Driving Value. We are developing a world class organization in our corporate headquarters to support a growing company of 37 resorts, 55,000+ employees and a market capitalization of over $10 billion. We are transforming our source-to-pay organization to bring best-in-class strategic sourcing, category management, process optimization to enable data-driven decision making at Vail Resorts – the ski industry’s global leader.


Our team will be driven by top-tier talent, state-of-the-art systems and tools, and strategic process management to identify and deliver against the Company’s biggest supply chain value opportunities! We are creating a sustainable hard-working team that will develop talent and prioritize career growth through accelerated opportunities and progression. This is an opportunity to join the team at a critical inflection point and shape how we build value into the future!


Reporting to the VP of Procurement, the Procurement Operations Manager will be responsible for managing all of our operational needs while leading the effort to develop a supplier diversity program. The individual will have significant interaction with the source to pay leadership team to drive improved operations and support to the S2P organization. Specifically, he/she will be expected to manage the functional operating cadence and reporting, budget planning and maintenance, internal and external S2P communications, and to lead the success of a sustainable supplier diversity program.


Applicants should be self-motivated, meticulous, possess problem-solving skills, and have examples of learning agility. The individual should have proven track record to quickly build subject matter expertise and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with challenging priorities. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated the ability to persevere through ambiguity; an innate inquisitiveness; possess the drive to extend analytical capabilities; and have demonstrated emergent leadership capabilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as the functional coordinator for the source-to-pay organization.
  • Develops and implements reports and metrics regarding worldwide sourcing activities as well as anticipated changes. Organizes and co-ordinates the periodic issuance of status reports, supervising results against goals (long-range planning (LRP), and continuous improvement, CIP).
  • Leads procurement approval routes with an external orientation on industry standard methodologies.
  • Guarantee constructive communication, coordination and collaboration between this team and other Vail functions such as: Internal Control, H&S, Finance, Legal, and IT. Forms relationships and develops open dialogue with regional and global management with Vail teams.
  • Work with the Procurement Directors/Sr. Managers to develop and implement new initiatives in support of corporate and business strategies.
  • Lead the development and ownership of functional operating procedures. Identifies training needs on a global basis. Delivers training as needed.
  • Ensure trade payable compliance with Procurement Ethics, Sarbanes-Oxley, Corporate Standards, Values, audit rules and laws. Acts as a liaison between Procurement and Audit Committee.
  • Facilitates and coordinates development of functional goals and objectives, including savings targets, employee development goals and process evolution plans to ensure best-in-class procurement functional performance.
  • Coordinates closely with corporate planning to ensure functional budget plan and performance align corporate objectives and expectation. Conducts regular forecasting exercise to ensure budget targets are met.
  • Develops and implement a diversity supplier inclusion and development program.
  • Demonstrates effective communication, coordination, and cooperation between the function and other functions. Builds relationships and develop open communications with each key business partners.
  • Completes operational audits of procurement activity.

Job Requirements


  • B.A. or B.S. in Finance, Business, Economics, Communications, or related field; 3+ years relevant work experience also accepted in lieu of education requirements
  • Strong organization and communication skills paired with analytical and problem solving aptitude
  • Comfortable acting with autonomy under ambiguous circumstances in a fast paced environment – especially with regards to being in front of issues and proactively aligning with business partners on remediation action plans
  • Adaptive to change and able to respond to varied and unique requests while meeting Source-to-Pay’s objectives
  • Perform analyses and prepare reports in order to ensure that programs meet or exceed goals
  • Distilling insights and crafting compelling recommendations through analyses and data visualization
  • Where appropriate, bring up questions and issues to the functional leadership team along with recommendations for mitigating actions
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)


  • Finance and/or Communications background preferred
  • Strong executive presence and experience with business operations management
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in procurement, specifically in building out supplier diversity programs




The budgeted range starts at $73,000-$88,950 + annual bonus.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


We offer a variety of professional career opportunities at our corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado. Our corporate headquarters team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more about positions at our corporate office. Visit www.vailresortscareers.com

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 306474

Nearest Major Market: Denver