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Procurement Specialist Sr.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Job Type
29 Jul 2022

Make Lives Better Including Your Own.

If you want to work in an environment where you can become your best possible self, join us! You ll earn more than a paycheck; you can find opportunities to grow your career through professional development, as well as ongoing programs catered to your overall health and wellness.

Full suite of health insurance, life insurance and retirement plans are available and vary by employment status. Additional benefits offered include, but are not limited to:

Tuition Reimbursement
Pet Insurance
Adoption Reimbursement Benefits
Variety of Associate Discounts

Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.

Please note, Brookdale is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.


Steers facilities and development related sourcing initiatives for the company with the goal of achieving cost reductions in, the total cost of goods and services, increase total % of spend automated with national and regional vendors, as well as in maintaining or improving quality and vendor service levels. Aligns with other departments, including internal and external designers in supporting their strategies and processes while maximizing the company s buying potential and savings opportunities.

Implements and rolls out the strategic vision for facilities and development category.
Coordinates with the department team on major strategic project and supplier reviews to ensure programs are maintained on an ongoing basis (price verification, product blocking, etc)
Utilizes strategic sourcing processes to ensure that contracts are put in place that meet the needs of all of our communities, while providing synergy in process and savings. Timing of which is based on contract expiration date or business needs.
Identifies and prioritizes sourcing projects within spend area and develop the annual procurement plan.
Leads/participates in cross-functional teams in the development of sourcing strategies.
Drives contract and vendor compliance to the new and existing national agreements.
Provides detailed reporting on company programs including trend analysis, rebate tracking, savings initiatives, etc.
Leads selected department sourcing initiatives and be a point person for selected company-wide strategic projects.

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.


Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS) from four-year college or university preferred. Five to ten years of related facilities and development sourcing experience including proficiency in the procurement of Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) to include related renovation and construction products/services. Proven success sourcing multiple categories for a national, multi-location organization including: managing RFP's, vendor relationships, contract compliance, etc.

Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements

Management/Decision Making
Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.

Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has a working knowledge of the organization. Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills. Exceptional communication, brainstorming, leadership and negotiating skills. Ability to provide analytical and service support on basic and complex projects to include tasks using Microsoft Excel, PeopleSoft and other procurement software programs while working with customers and suppliers.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage
Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
Reach with hands and arms
Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
Talk or hear
Exposure to latex
Ability to lift: Up to 25 pounds
Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
Requires Travel: Occasionally

Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
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  • Job Reference: 671290760-2
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Brookdale Corporate
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent