Sr. Procurement Manager in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 8/10/2020

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Job Description

The Senior Procurement Manager is responsible for ensuring that value is achieved as anticipated from the supplier of outsourced relationships under management (Service Provider). In particular, this position ensures that any problems with the day-to-day delivery of services provided by the Service Provider are minimized. This position is the primary point of contact to the Service Provider’s staff on behalf of Advance.  The Senior Procurement Manager will report to the Director of Indirect Sourcing, and will interface daily with the Service Provider’s Category Managers and business clients The Procurement Manager with responsibility of Supply Chain, Marketing, and Merchandising business organizations will report directly into the Senior Procurement Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Sourcing
  • Support sourcing strategies that coincide with corporate and divisional objectives, providing the company competitive advantage in all areas of the business.
  • Manage and facilitate all facets of supply management activities between division business units and their suppliers for assigned commodities.
  • Direct management of strategic and tactical sourcing activities with close alignment to the Service Provider’s Sourcing Project Manager for assigned commodities.
  • Lead Implementation of appropriate sourcing strategies including annual sourcing plans to control the company’s purchased material costs and to assure an adequate source of supply.
  • Savings and Forecasting
  • Develop strategies for assigned procurement areas to include spend analysis, market and geographic considerations, strategic importance, cost reduction, etc.
  • Understand, track, and forecast the key cost drivers and market factors for assigned commodities.
  • Work closely with Service Provider’s Sourcing Project Manager to track procurement savings.  Own internal savings reporting tools such as the P&L Savings Tracker. 
  • Supplier Performance
  • Assist to identify, qualify and manage suppliers, negotiating cost, quality, and delivery performance.
  • Lead annual Supplier Performance evaluation with responsibility for ensuring that when required, corrective action plans are put in place to increase supplier performance.
  • Manage and optimize supplier performance, including continuous improvement, innovations, obsolescence and reduction in total cost of ownership.
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Maintain and promote sound relationships within the Advance Auto business community.
  • Persuade and partner with business leaders to drive savings and improve business compliance.
  • Lead Quarterly Business Reviews with the Senior VPs of each business area to ensure alignment on projects and savings.
  • Lead annual Customer Satisfaction survey and assist in creating and communicating action plans with key business stakeholders.
  • Resource Management
  • Establish, manage and coach team to clear objectives and performance expectations.
  • Work closely with Service Provider’s Sourcing Project Manager to ensure proper resource allocation ensuring priorities are addressed appropriately for assigned commodities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Advanced knowledge of procurement principles, theories and processes.
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to accomplish results through others, particularly by establishing relationships, effective controls and monitoring processes
  • Cross-functional business team environment experience preferred.
  • Capable of being adaptable/flexible and working in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Strong collaboration and partnering skills.
  • Proficiency in Oracle/PeopleSoft Purchasing and e-Procurement application or other procurement applications.


BA/BS degree in Business, Engineering, Materials Management and 10+ years of progressive procurement experience, preferably in the Supply Chain, Marketing, and Merchandising business areas; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • This position directly supervises a PeopleSoft Procurement Support Administrator and
  • 25 to 30 third-party contractors.


Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) Preferred