Purchasing Program Manager - Atria Senior Living

Atria Senior Living Group, Inc. Louisville, KY
Overview

Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living, and memory care communities in 190 locations in 27 states and seven Canadian provinces. We are the residence of choice for more than 21,000 seniors, and the workplace of choice for more than 14,600 employees. We create vibrant communities where older adults can thrive and participate, know that their contributions are valued, and enjoy access to opportunities and support that help them continue making a difference in our world.

Atria is an equal opportunity employer. Atria provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law. Atria also does not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment based on these protected classifications. We require the cooperation of all employees in maintaining a discrimination-free and harassment-free work environment.

Responsibilities

The Purchasing Program Manager is responsible for all day-to-day national preferred vendor management, Atria specification compliance, and local to preferred vendor contract consolidation.

* Bring all day-to-day national preferred vendor issues to resolution through a high level of customer service (i.e. non-systematic issue/resolution which may include, but is not limited to post-installation quality issues, logistics, service concerns, contract management, lead time improvement, product effectiveness).

* Report weekly on day-to-day operational issues and provide input and solutions to enhance current or potential strategic sourcing initiatives.

* Complete contract administration for all national preferred vendors.

* Responsible for day-to-day utility (electric, water, gas, cable, phone, etc.) issue resolution.

* Consolidate local contracts to national preferred vendor contracts by working with communities to identify current scope and transitioning to the national program by taking a thoughtful approach with all involved.

* Act as the department lead member of the Specification Committee for product review and approval processes.

* Provide exceptional service to all customers by providing timely and thoughtful responses to requests, and demonstrate the ability to think from clients' perspective.

* May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.

Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management or any Business related field.

* Familiarity with procurement systems such as Oracle financial applications or other third party information systems, and the ability to learn proprietary system.

* One (1) or more years of purchasing, procurement, project management, logistics or business experience.

* Documented experience in successful customer service.

* Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

* Strong organization, follow-up, and problem-solving skills.

* Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel