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Senior Director of Strategic Sourcing

Date: Feb 8, 2019

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.


  • Development of category strategy and supplier relationship management system
  • Align with key stakeholders across VR to deliver increased value and cost savings
  • Establish and drive compliance activities in support of VR cost savings requirements
  • Accountable for creation and execution of ongoing category strategies; ensure the category strategies align with overall VR strategies, goals, and objectives
  • Develop and drive multi-year category plans which align to VR roadmap and strategy
  • Develop, direct, and manage overall cost reduction targets and oversee execution of initiatives – accountable for reporting of procurement savings and compliance, inclusive of tracking savings to the P&L
  • Demonstrate extensive professional knowledge and experience of principles and techniques of negotiation to advise the business, direct and secure the best outcome for the company, maximize leverage control and steer complex and critical negotiations
  • Coordinate with other departments and stakeholders to ensure timely execution of procurement requirements and achievement of cost reduction targets and optimal TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)
  • Review opportunities to implement best practices purchasing policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance and deliver best value and savings 
  • Excellent business acumen and understanding of risk mitigation approaches and contract language usage
  • Develop, in partnership with operations systems and tools to enable and drive data based decisions
  • Lead the sourcing teams, ensuring quality performance management, talent management, and succession planning
  • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of categories (supplier performance, business adoption, technology enhancements)
  • Evaluate risk associated with VR supply chain and implement plans and/or processes to manage the risks
  • Apply broad and deep subject matter expertise to solve a variety of highly complex business issues


  • Bachelors Degree required (Supply Chain or Business/Finance preferred) MBA Preferred
  • Minimum 8 years required; must have minimum 5 years in a senior supply chain, or procurement role 
  • Minimum 5 years leadership/management experience required
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills mandatory, significant experience with tier 1 procurement software preferred
  • Core competencies: Supplier relationship management, supplier risk management, strategic sourcing, supplier rationalization, category management, spend analysis, contract negotiation (including contract life-cycle management, and RFP creation and management)
  • CPM/CPSM preferred


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 165000

Nearest Major Market: Denver