At Aspen Dental Management Inc., we recognize that effectively managing our supply chain and procurement processes are integral in our ability to deliver innovative and effective clinical support services to our partners. The Sr. Category Manager of Marketing and Professional Services, will oversee all sourcing related activities and processes associated with the acquisition of goods and services, in spend areas that include: marketing professional services, consulting, digital and traditional Media, promotional goods, events, trade show logistics, learning and development as well as other corporate professional services. Sourcing related activities include: category management, requirements gathering, identifying sources, creating and issuing request for proposal (RFP), proposal evaluation, contract negotiations, contract drafting, contract administration, spend analytics, and relationship management. This position will be functionally responsible for ensuring compliance with company procurement policy, ethical and legal business practices, and lowest total cost of ownership procurement.
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Educational & Experience Requirements: The successful candidate should have a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Engineering. MBA or equivalent background is preferred. Professional purchasing certification is desirable. Solid background in supply chain management, procurement, or project management with an emphasis on strategic sourcing with 10+ years of related experience. Demonstrated experience sourcing materials and services for major projects in a fast paced environment is a plus.
Company Info: Aspen Dental Management Inc. (ADMI), headquartered at 281 Sanders Creek Parkway, E. Syracuse, NY 13057, is a Dental Service Organization (DSO) that provides support services to licensed Professional Dental Corporations (PC’s) who operate under the brand name of Aspen Dental. ADMI provides fully-equipped dental offices in A+ prime real estate locations, with full back-end administrative services. Today, we operate over 775 locations with plans of reaching over 1,000 locations within the next 5 years by opening roughly one new office every 5 days. We typically see 6 new patients a day per office. Our primary focus is providing access to care in the 38 states we operate in. Aspen Dental practices provide general Dental, Hygiene, Crown and Bridge and Denture services and has expanded into areas of specialty, such as Implants, Orthodontic, Endodontic and other oral surgery treatments.
Team Overview: The ADMI Supply Chain Team has an overall objective to align with business partners to improve profitability and performance by maximizing the value of our purchased goods and services. This will assure continuous improvement in the cost effectiveness and value of services delivered, ultimately improving customer satisfaction, company financial performance, and the overall strategic position of ADMI. Strategic sourcing leads support the organization by managing the sourcing process, including Request for Proposals (RFPs), contract negotiations, supplier management, and overall supplier performance. The position will report to the Director of Strategic Sourcing.
Location: Position is located in Chicago, IL