Director of Purchasing/Procurement
at Sequel Youth and Family Services

Date Posted: 2/4/2019

Job Description

Sequel Youth and Family Services has a great full-time opportunity for a Director of Purchasing/Procurement. The position will be filled at our Corporate Office in Huntsville, AL. The Director of Purchasing/Procurement will manage Sequel’s vendor procurement and management. Lead negotiations with vendors and suppliers. Manages overall relationships assuring procurement integrity, performance and efficiency, and delegation oversight. Ensures compliance with all internal and external policies and regulatory entities.

Job Duties:

  • Vendor Management.
    • Negotiate Prices, contract specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential vendors.
    • Monitor contractor performance, recommending contract modifications when necessary.
    • Attend meetings, trade shows, conferences, conventions, and seminars to network with people in other purchasing departments.
    • Assist programs with new and renewing contracts.
    • Arrange for return of leased equipment to vendors, upon contract expiration.
    • Serves as liaison with vendors (e.g. telephone service, cell service, fuel, office supplies, etc.) for the purpose of monitoring and consolidation of orders for better management of expenses.
  • Direction of the Sequel Purchasing Department.
    • Oversee and monitor purchase order, receiving, and approval workflow process.
    • Train purchasing coordinators at the facility level.
  • Information Management.
    • Provide Purchasing reports and Weekly Activity reports to Internal and External Sources as required.
    • Maintain a database of Vendor Contracts, terms, expiration dates, history, and performance.
    • Evaluate Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) contract offerings for the purpose of potential participation.
    • Complete credit applications and submit for approval.
    • Research and assist with purchasing and cost saving initiatives.
    • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier’s reputation and history.
  • New Facilities.
    • Assist operations personnel in opening new, expanded or remodeled facilities or schools for the purpose of ensuring that furnishings, equipment, supplies, etc. are in place in accordance with construction timelines and within budget.
  • Policies and Procedures
    • Develop and maintain Sequel’s purchasing policies and procedures, coordinating with facilities and other Sequel departments.

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field
Experience: Minimum of 5 years of purchasing experience. Purchasing experience in a healthcare environment preferred, but not required. Must have experience negotiating vendor contracts and Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs).

Computer Skills:  Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and other accounting software programs.

Other Requirements:  Must be detailed, possess well-developed organizational skills and have the ability to carry out duties with limited supervision.

Job Snapshot

About Us

At Sequel Youth and Family Services, we work together today to build a brighter tomorrow. With a focus on providing programs for behavioral, emotional, or physical challenges, we proudly serve children and adults alike. Associates at Sequel Youth and Family Services enjoy giving back and getting more out of a career that positively impacts the community. If you’re a compassionate, motivated individual who’s looking for a truly meaningful career, we look forward to hearing from you.

Sequel Youth and Family Services is committed to offering a broad spectrum of services and options that care for our patients and families alike. Our offerings include long-term residential treatment, short-term impact programs, shelter care, therapeutic group homes, therapeutic foster care, community-based services, in-home services, and alternative education programs. Our reach extends to clients from 37 states and territories – and we’re growing every day.

Current employment opportunities span:

  • Business Administration & Support

  • Education & Counseling

  • Residential Support Services

  • Child & Family Therapy

  • Nursing (LPN, CNA, RN, PRN)

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