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Procurement Manager in Waltham, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 2/26/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Looking for a Great Place to Work? According to Fortune Magazine, The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, Connecticut Post, Hartford Courant and Hartford Business Journal… it’s Benchmark Senior Living. Not only do they tell us, but our associates live it every day.

At Benchmark, we look for and hire talent. Our associates are Called to Care in ways that impact lives through human connection. Team, collaboration, sharing resources and ideas are central to how we work. We are thought leaders creating quality experiences and inspiring personal growth for all who engage with us. We just happen to imagine, build and manage beautiful, private-pay communities geared toward older adults.

Are you Called to Care about your work, other people and making a difference? Do you believe that people and teams are Better Together than going at it alone? Are you always striving to Be the Benchmark by which all others are measured? Then our core values match, and we’re interested in you.

Current Opening: Procurement Manager

The Procurement Manager is responsible for defining a process for selecting vendors, establishing payment terms, strategic vetting, selection, the negotiation of contracts and the actual purchasing of goods and services that are vital to BSL.


  • Develop, hone and execute new improved procurement strategies across all channels of purchasing.
  • Evaluate and enhance our operations in local spend while researching and prospecting developments in global spend
  • Manage every aspect of the supply chain and notify the senior management team of any possible obstacles to ideal efficiency
  • Institute policies and procedures for collecting and reporting key metrics that will reduce our overall expenses while increasing productivity
  • Contact suppliers for negotiations and contract management
  • Determines quantity and timing of deliveries
  • Formulary development and management
  • Work with community based department to train on procurement protocols and monitor compliance.

Job Requirements


  • Demonstrates attention to detail
  • Maintains organized, neat, and accurate files
  • Demonstrates ability to work as a team player
  • Demonstrates good communication skills
  • Communicates effectively with supervisor
  • Effective negotiation skills


  • Communicates effectively with supervisor and colleagues both within and outside the organization
  • Strong written skills

 Computer Skills

  • Demonstrates proficiency in MS Office and strong use of Excel.
  • Experience with, or ability to become proficient in, accounting software


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Accounting required
  • 7-10 years’ experience in procurement or purchasing