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Sr. Manager - Strategic Sourcing

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Date: Dec 28, 2016

Location: Broomfield, CO, US

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 50 most innovative companies as named by Fast Company, and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

The Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing is responsible for leveraging company-wide opportunities and negotiating strategic procurement initiatives.  This position will lead and develop category strategies with long-term goals and visions.  This position requires an understanding of market research and strategy, prior experience with developing category management strategies and tactics, excellent verbal and written communication skills, advanced analytical skills and strong negotiation experience. Specific expertise may include the following; Food & Beverage, Hospitality and/or Capital Equipment.


Specific Duties & Tasks:

  • Identify and leverage opportunities and directly negotiate programs to achieve the lowest total cost of ownership across category and/or product line
  • Develop and execute category strategies related to Food & Beverage and/or Hospitality
  • Build and communicate category intelligence throughout the company
  • Perform spend analysis and develop a sourcing roadmap focused on cost savings, process improvement and supplier management
  • Implement supplier performance strategies that ensure ongoing cost improvements, on time delivery, quality and service and Procurement value
  • Build and sustain strong relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate with other business units to identify and implement savings initiatives



  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Strong analytical skills with complex problem solving
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Superior judgment and initiative
  • Possess a high degree of integrity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills ( MS Word, Excel, Outlook)


Education, Training & Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business or equivalent experience required (prefer Supply Chain Management or equivalent degree)
  • At least 7 years of Supply Chain / Procurement knowledge
  • At least 7 years of purchasing experience
  • APP/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 129431

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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