Procurement Manager

  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Regional Support and Leadership
  • Start Date: Next year opening

Company Description

KIPP Metro Atlanta is part of the nation-wide KIPP non-profit network of 255 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating more than 100,000 early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP Metro Atlanta currently operates eleven KIPP schools including four primary schools, five middle schools, one K-6 school, and one high school, as well as the KIPP Through College Program which supports students on their journey “to and through” college.  

The regional support team provides financial and operational support and oversight to KIPP Metro Atlanta schools, develops instructional initiatives designed to strengthen the schools’ academic programs, and implements each school’s high school placement and alumni services through the KIPP Through College Program.

Job Description

KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools' Regional Support Team seeks a Procurement Manager who will be responsible for improving acquisition of goods and services schools and regional departments in our growing region.  Current non-personnel budgeted expenditures exceed $13MM.  Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Procurement Manager will be responsible for building and maintaining efficient systems for procurement, ensuring all procurement aligns with applicable policy, managing vendors, and identifying cost savings by centralizing specific procurement.  

As a Procurment Manager, your core responsibilities include:

  • Assists Director of Finance in the design and selection of a regional procurement process and/or system for all schools and departments to use.  The process would support purchase order creation/documentation and the actual purchase of goods/services. 
  • Implements regional procurement process by designing and managing a project plan to include staff training/education, milestones, and metrics to ensure success.
  • Regularly seeks feedback from school and regional teammates to improve quality and service for schools and scholars.
  • Manages vendor relationships, ensuring both KIPP and vendors meet agreed upon terms.  Fields questions from vendors regarding payment and process.
  • Manages and ensures orders are fulfilled, expediting when necessary.
  • Maintains electronic vendor information and documentation.
  • Upholds organization, state, and federal policy around procurement of goods/services by educating staff, maintaining a working knowledge of relevant procurement guidance, and holding staff accountable.
  • Manages and executes all Request for Proposal (RFP) processes across the region in alignment with policy.  This includes assisting with authoring the RFP, identifying the requisite number of vendors, obtaining all required information of vendors, and ensuring staff appropriately evaluate vendors.
  • Administers procurement for restricted grants, such as Charter School Program (CSP) grants, State Facility Grants, and CARES allocations.
  • Appropriately codes invoices and purchases for budget management and accounting purposes.
  • Secures cost savings for schools and the region by identifying common vendor/goods, while balancing speedy and efficient acquisition for schools.
  • Analyzes purchasing data and evaluates vendors to make recommendations to leadership on purchasing efficiencies.
  • Provides best in class customer service to school based teams to assist in purchasing.
  • Assists Accounting Team with audit processes.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Preference for experience in procurement, finance, or accounting.
  • Preference for 1-2 years of experience on a finance team or with financial processes.
  • Experience with developing and maintaining productive working relationships within and across teams.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to learn new software quickly
  • Ability to manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Meticulous organization skills and adherence to deadlines.
  • Proficiency Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.
  • Committed to the mission of preparing children from educationally underserved communities for success in college and life.

Additional Information

Compensation:

We offer a competitive salary that depends on prior experience, as well as a benefits package including

  • Healthcare (medical, vision, and dental) 
  • Life and Long-term Disability
  • Additional Voluntary Supplemental Insurance 
  • Enrollment in the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia (mandatory for all employees)

Statement of Non-Discrimination:

KIPP Metro Atlanta is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school.  KIPP Metro Atlanta does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

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