Procurement Operations Manager for a Charter School Organization

Area : Los Angeles, California

Description : Our client is the largest nonprofit charter organization in Los Angeles, serving 12,500 low-income students across free, public charter high schools and middle schools. They are seeking a Procurement Manager to work closely with the VP of Operations and establish a strong procurement organization. This individual will play a key role in the mission-critical work of adopting a new Procure-to-Pay software solution for streamlining procurement activities.   


- Design procurement organization, processes and technology

- Set strategic goals and vision for the procurement function and establish procurement best practices for key activities

- Oversee and support the day-to-day purchasing process across all schools

- Provide leadership in determining the client's strategy for managing vendor relationships and contracts.

- Develop a standardized toolkit and process for key vendor and contract activities

- Champion the Procure-to-Pay software across all schools

- Strategically leverage data to improve procurement 

- Drive organizational compliance to the client's fiscal policies and procedures, and state and Federal regulations

- Develop strategies for continuously improving compliance and compliance activities


- Bachelors Degree (preferably in Business, Finance or Engineering)

- Experience within a top management consulting firm, preferred

- 5+ years experience in the private sector, public sector and/or education management fields 

- Coupa software experience, preferred

- Commitment and passion for improving urban public education

- Excellent business/financial acumen

- Systems thinker with an aptitude for proactively building systems

- Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook and Google Apps and ability to navigate new software platforms

Published : Nov 9, 2017

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