Louisville Metro, KY USA
Full-Time - Purchasing Program Manager

What’s the difference between a job and a meaningful, rewarding career? The people you serve. When you work at Atria, you have a front-row seat to the amazing life stories of the wisest people on earth. What’s more, you are part of an extraordinary company – one that’s investing in the future of senior living by investing in you. Don’t just do a job. Be part of an extraordinary life.

 

Atria is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.  Atria will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on any of these protected classifications.

Responsibilities

The Purchasing Program Manager is responsible for national preferred vendor relationship management, community contract utilization, product/service specification improvements, savings, system expertise, purchasing customer service and purchasing process improvements.

 

  • Bring all 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).
  • Provide exceptional service to all customers by providing timely and thoughtful responses to requests and demonstrate the ability to think from clients’ perspective.
  • Manage national vendor relationships through a minimum of monthly conversation and scheduled formal business reviews.
  • Meet annual goals for savings, national vendor utilization, process improvements and customer service.
  • Provide thoughtful product/service comparisons, use and needs assessments and analysis to ensure the client and business expectations are met.
  • Analyze, report on, and develop solutions for system or vendor issues.
  • Develop detailed project plans with corresponding deadlines and execute accordingly.
  • Support purchasing responsibilities related to crisis response, integration, development and disposition, system testing and audits.
  • 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.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong organization, follow-up, and problem-solving skills in a fast paced environment.
  • Robust computer skills including the advanced/expert use of Microsoft Excel and the full Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team-oriented framework, yet able to work independently.
  • Must have or be willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, subject to legal requirements.
Hiring Step 1
It’s Easy to Apply Online
Select the “Apply Now” button on the job that interests you. Plan on taking 5-10 minutes to complete the application and select “Submit” when done – you’ll receive a confirmation email shortly thereafter. Keep your login and password handy as you’ll need it throughout the hiring process.
Hiring Step 2
Application Review
Every application is given due consideration. If your experience and skills are aligned with the job requirements, we’ll contact you to schedule an interview.
Hiring Step 3
Interviews & Assessments
Your interview will be conducted by phone or in person with an Atria recruiter or hiring manager. This process may include additional interviews, reference checks and skill assessments.
Hiring Step 4
Offer Letter
If you are chosen for the position, an offer will be made by phone and email. The email will include a letter which you’ll sign electronically, return to us and can download for your records.
Hiring Step 5
Post-Offer Hiring Process
You’ll receive all needed forms, instructions and our contact information if you have any follow-up questions. This process may include a background check and/or a drug screen. COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of all positions – proof of vaccination is required before you can start. We will evaluate potential accommodations for anyone seeking an exemption due to a medical condition or religious belief.
Hiring Step 6
Check-ins from your future team
As turnaround times vary for screening results, we’ll provide any needed updates and let you know what to expect for your first day on the job.
Hiring Step 7
First day and onboarding
Congratulations – we’re excited to have you join our team! Onboarding varies by position, but on your first day at Atria you’ll typically meet coworkers, take a workplace tour and begin any required training.
Job Details
Employment type: Full-Time
Location: Louisville Metro KY, USA
Req ID: 2021-155915

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Competitive Pay

Paid Holidays & PTO

Comprehensive Health Plans

Career Advancement Opportunities

Tuition Reimbursement

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Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match

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