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Director, Procurement - Detroit


Company : Quicken Loans Inc.


Location : Detroit, MI


Created : 2019-11-09


Job Type : Full Time


Job Description

The Director of Procurement for Marketing plays an integral role in shaping and leading procurement strategy across Quicken Loans and the Rock Family of Companies, and as a result, this leader must understand the business needs and drivers and ensure the optimization of costs and services delivered within the defined category of Marketing. The Director of Procurement for Marketing leads a team of procurement professionals in a defined category of third-party vendor spend and acts as a subject matter expert in the evaluation of existing and potential vendors who deliver value. This leader is expected to drive and own cost optimization strategies (cost reduction and cost avoidance) through innovative sourcing techniques and contract negotiations within the assigned category. This position reports to the Vice President of Procurement. Responsibilities Lead a team of two to three procurement professionals through sourcing, contracting, purchasing,vendor management (i.e., monitoring, reporting and benchmarking) and other internal procurementsupport activities Negotiate new and existing agreements and conduct RFX events Implement sourcing strategies to create value, gain efficiencies and buildrelationships within the marketing category of spend Partner with business leaders and the Legal, Risk and Finance teams to ensure alignment with their objectives and supply baseimprovement efforts Requirements Experience developing and managing a procurement team in a large company environment In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and best practices Strong working knowledge of finance and accounting in terms of budgeting, cost managementand operational risk management Excellentinterpersonal and communication skills Strongleadership andcollaboration skills Solid thought leadership andthe ability to provide insight Strongnegotiating, influencingand collaboration skills Analytical mindset balanced with creativity to seek, encourage and find effectiveprocurement approaches Strong sense of urgency and initiative Experience with e-sourcing and procure-to-pay systems Marketing/agency experience required What'll Make You Special 10 years of recent procurement experience, including 2 years in a leadership role Proven trackrecord of impactful change and sustainable improvements across large categories of spend Bachelor's degree in supplychain management, finance or a related area Experience in the mortgageor financial services industry Who We Are Were Americas largest mortgage lender, closing loans in all 50 states. J.D. Power ranked Quicken Loans Highest in Customer Satisfaction in Primary Mortgage Origination for the past nine consecutive years, 2010 2018. The company was also ranked highest in the nation for client satisfaction among mortgage servicers by J.D. Power for five consecutive years, 2014 through 2018, each year the company was eligible. Theres a simple reason weve been so successful: We care about the people we work with. If youre tired of stuffy, bureaucratic workplaces, then youll be delighted to find something different here. We strive to make a creative, fun and collaborative environment you simply wont find anywhere else. Quicken Loans was named 1 in ESSENCE Magazines first ever list of Best Places to Work for African Americans in 2015. We've been on Computerworld's "Best Places to Work in IT" list for 13 years running, hitting 1 the last five years. We were also ranked 14 in FORTUNE Magazines list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" in 2018, remaining in the top-30 for the past 15 years.