A pioneer in K–12 education, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and formative assessment.

Director of Procurement at Amplify (Remote)

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A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, Amplify serves over eleven million students in all 50 states.
The Director of Procurement is accountable for the effective operation of Amplify's Procurement function. The Director of Procurement will lead all aspects of the Procurement function in its delivery of the full suite of procurement processes as it strives to support the organization to function and develop. Through day-to-day leadership and management of the function, the Director of Procurement shall ensure that Amplify achieves the best value from its relationships with its external partners, that risk in the supply chain and service delivery are minimized, and that Amplify upholds the highest standards of visibility and ethics.
You'll Get To:
  • Lead all facets of the Procurement function:
  • Strategy setting
  • Service delivery
  • Recruitment, development, and performance management of people
  • Continuous improvement
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors to ensure the effective and timely delivery of materials and services to customers
  • Category Planning
  • Sourcing
  • Aid in the management of State Depository relationships. Place stock transfers to move physical goods from supplier locations to Depositories and supervise receipts. Lead all aspects of the end-to-end Depository workflow and assist sales support with the creation of Depository-specific Opportunities in SF.
  • Develop a team over time:
  • Work with your manager to resolve the needs of the procurement function over time
  • Hire a team and resolve the best go-forward structure for procurement
  • Setting objectives
  • Conducting performance reviews
  • Acting as a point of escalation
  • Develop planning and support
  • Implement and promote the best procurement practice across the organization
  • Performance measurement and management:
  • Set and supervise key performance indicators for the procurement function
  • Put in place improvement plans where improvement opportunities are identified
  • Build strong, advisory relationships with key partners across Amplify and ensure that Procurement partners with them to deliver their plans

What You'll Need:
  • Communication: excellent verbal and written communication skills:
  • Ability to "sell" procurement's value and to run procurement as a services business like any other well-run professional services business
  • Strong administrative and social skills with the ability to identify all job-related duties within a team environment
  • Demonstrated experience developing and handling robust project plans and project information involving multiple key partners
  • Procurement Transformation/development: Experience implementing new processes and ways of working within a large or complex organization
  • Planning and Interpersonal Skills: Ability to take a long-term view/plan and build the capacity and capability to meet Amplify's short term and long terms goals with regard to procurement
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to interact with a wide audience: IT, development, product management, operations, account support, vendors/partners, customers, and management.
  • Expertise and Technical Knowledge:
  • Deep understanding of Procurement processes, tools, and standard methodologies and how these can be applied in practice
  • Understanding of finance processes and concepts and how these can be addressed/supported via procurement
  • Startup Experience:
  • Ability to establish processes where none existed previously
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Adaptable and open to change.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant subject
  • Minimum 8 years of applicable experience working within Procurement or supply chain
  • Experience working in the Education or Ed Tech field
  • Experience leading organizational change and/or process improvement projects

Preferred Qualifications
  • Professional qualifications (e.g., MCIPS)
  • Master's degree in Supply Chain Management or Business Administration (MBA).

As people managers, they cultivate the individuals on their team, helping them realize their potential. This requires a balance of compassion when providing career mentorship, and candor when critiquing their work and exhorting them to improve. Good managers know their success is inextricably linked to the team's success, and become familiar with the suppression of ego this requires. Design Managers must also be skilled practitioners and show that they can roll up their sleeves and deliver along with all contributors, to help get the work done and to earn credibility and build trust.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.
Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.
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What are Amplify Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a variety of employee-led ERGs whose goal is to create a safe space for employees of all backgrounds and identities to find community and support in their personal and career development.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer Pet Insurance options through Nationwide.
Wellness Programs
We offer a premier subscription to CALM, an award-winning mindfulness app as well as health club discounts through our Employee Assistance Program with Aetna.
Mental Health Benefits
Mental Health benefits, including access to therapists, is available through our Employee Assistance Program. We also offer employees the opporutunity to complete Mental Health First Aid training.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
All full time, part-time and temporary employees over the age of 21 are eligible to partiicpate in our Fidelity 401K and/or Roth 401K plan after 30 days of employment.
401(K) Matching
Amplify provides 100% match on first 1% of employee contributions and 50% match on the next 5%, with an annual maximum employer match of $3,000.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Amplify does offer performance bonuses dependent upon the nature of your position .
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Amplify offers a backup childcare solution through Bright Horizons.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Occassional Happy Hours during company functions.
Relocation Assistance
If an eligilbe employee is asked to relocate as part of their job, Amplify may reimburse them for reasonalbe expenses.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Fully remote employees, not assigned to an office, are eligible for internet reimbursement up to $40 per month.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

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