Chewy
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Dania Beach, FL

Sr Director, Procurement at Chewy

| Dania Beach, FL
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Our Opportunity:

Chewy is looking for a Senior Director of Procurement, reporting to our VP, Real Estate, Facilities, Procurement, at our headquarters in Dania Beach, FL.  Chewy is one of the fastest growing e-commerce enterprises around and is rapidly disrupting the traditional pet specialty channels. Here at Chewy, we’re on a mission to be the most trusted and convenient destination for pet parents (and partners) everywhere.  You will lead the organization’s indirect purchasing/procurement/strategic sourcing function. 

You will lead the purchasing, negotiating, and contracting expansion across the entire enterprise. This is the head of the procurement function, with the ability to build and lead a growing team, in a company culture that values employee development. If you love leading change, driving transformation, building/leading teams, and directly impacting the company's financial success, this is the role for you. You will have a seat at the table as you work directly with the senior executive team and cross-functional stakeholders to make a real difference.

The procurement team consists of team members across all corporate, customer service and fulfilment center disciplines.  The team manages all indirect spend for the company, executing a high volume of projects.  We are looking for a strategic leader to build upon the foundation set, scaling the team and execution to meet growing business needs.  Key focus on building efficiencies, scaling to stay ahead of Chewy’s high growth, creating and implementing the company’s strategic goals and long-term strategy.  This position will be instrumental in the continued growth of Chewy, driving EBITDA savings, with a significant impact on company profitability.

What you'll do:

  • Select vendors and lead major negotiations to procure all items other than Inventory (e.g. Technology, Service Agreements, Labor, Office Supplies and Equipment)
  • Drive and demonstrate P&L savings across spend categories, communicating results to executive leadership team
  • Conduct analysis of spending patterns for savings opportunities across all categories
  • Develop our preferred vendor portfolio, monitor internal compliance to preferred vendor usage, and develop/enforce standard required terms and conditions
  • Play a large role in the implementation and management of a vendor risk mitigation platform
  • Review specifications, analyze market and select potential suppliers, lead the RFQ process, analyze prices/quality expectations/delivery dates/terms, negotiate prices and terms, and award and communicate orders to suppliers
  • Work in conjunction with cross-functional teams to select suppliers for new products, lease vs. buy decisions and optimize supplier base
  • Evaluate/manage vendor/suppliers through KPI’s
  • Contract administration, quality assurance, modification of special terms, and contract closeout or termination
  • Establish and enforce procedures to ensure proper procurement standards, processes, and controls for the organization
  • Evaluate Org and growth plan, and develop 2-year strategy to scale
  • Collaborate with cross-functional business partners to assess current procurement processes and implement a roadmap for continuous process improvement
  • Lead the formal negotiation and bidding process with potential suppliers and negotiate all contractual terms for agreements
  • Prepare a complete view of all indirect goods and services spend and maintain executive alignment regarding the top priorities for improvement
  • Establish annual budget, metrics and goals around indirect procurement and develop reporting that will capture savings, compliance, and variances
  • Monitor contract compliance and manage the preparation of RFIs and RFPs as contracts expire
  • Establish contract management practices that proactively plan for contract renewals and competitive reviews or renewals
  • Build a strong network of effective relationships with external partners and identify any gaps in service or opportunities to establish new partnerships
  • Develop vendor compliance guidelines and scorecard to measure performance against established KPIs
  • Domestic travel as needed

What you'll need:

  • 10-15+ years of procurement leadership / strategic purchasing experience; BS/BA required, advanced degree is preferred
  • Advanced education and/or professional certifications, (CPSM, C.P.M., CPSD, CPIM, SCpro, etc., preferred
  • Management and leadership of teams with 30+ headcount
  • Deep experience in P2P/procure-to-pay/source-to-pay enablement
  • Lean/Continuous Improvement and Change Management experience
  • Demonstrated success in identifying large savings in procurement and deliver plans on time and within budget
  • Comfort in high change environments with a demonstrated comfort with ambiguity and ability to prioritize
  • Ability to lead effective teams and work effectively with all levels within an organization
  • Systems savvy (ERP, eSourcing, requisitions/POs, supplier portals, etc.)
  • Exceptional communication skills, written, oral, presentation with both internal and external stakeholders
  • An owner mentality and an entrepreneurial drive
  • Strong negotiations skills, a history of creating value for an organization, passion for achieving and demonstrating results
  • Ability and experience managing contracts across departments
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to comfortably work in an intensely deadline-oriented and data driven environment
  • Strong Analytical skills and detail orientation

Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.
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What are Chewy Perks + Benefits

Chewy Benefits Overview

We offer competitive salaries and 401k, unlimited time off, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, in addition to wellness programs, online communities, and resources for improved physical and mental health... enabling you to be your best self - in and outside of work. With mentorship programs, employee resource groups, cross-functional job trainings, events, and customized development tracks for advancement, we're proud to help develop and promote our team members from within.

True to our business, we're pet-friendly and have fun pet-related perks like Paw-ternity leave for new pup parents and Chewy employee discounts. We offer countless volunteer opportunities, recreational club teams, company outings, happy hours, and team events to enable you to bond with fellow Chewtopians and have some fun!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a commuter transit, parking, and dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We're currently 100% remote due to caution and care for the health & well-being of our team. Post-pandemic, we plan to operate in a combination of onsite and remote, with logistics still being defined
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Chewy sponsors office sports leagues year-round.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross-functional lunch and learns.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Chewy

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Fast paced! We work in "doggy-years" here. It's a place where talent and hard work is valued and where team members can think big and can bring their dreams to life.

Greg

Senior Technical Recruiter

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

At Chewy, one of our operating principles is Accelerate Time. We release new features weekly, fail fast, and iterate often to bring incremental progress quickly to our Pet Parents. Our success is driven by a customer first mentality, a culture of collaboration, and empowering individuals and teams.

Heather

Associate Director, Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

Chewy gives a significant amount of freedom and autonomy to do your best work. I am able to pursue the most important objectives, and work that I really enjoy. It’s an amazing feeling to see your hard work pay off immediately and have a positive impact on the team—and something that makes life at Chewy really unique!

Rich

Human Resources Business Partner

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Aside from the standard 1x1s and team meetings: 24/7 via text, email, chat, voice and during business hours by walking around the office engaging in conversation, listening to current challenges and proposed solutions.

Mike

VP, Software Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

Collaborating with so many different teams on a daily basis and seeing how we all come together to help pet parents find the products that they need for their pets.

Victoria

Senior Integrated Marketing Manager

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