Things move fast at Aspen Dental, but you never go it alone. The idea behind the business model is simple – a support system with you at the center. We’re a community that thrives on collaboration and has fun while doing it. Whatever your role, there is always the next challenge to conquer. Aspen Dental breaks down barriers, provides opportunities, and makes it easier to fulfill your ever-evolving ambitions. Explore a culture of possibility. Because here is where you’ll find lives changing lives. As a reflection of current needs and planned growth we are excited to offer the opportunity to join our dedicated team as Sr. Category Manager of Technology.
At Aspen Dental Management Inc., we recognize that effectively managing our supply base is integral in our ability to deliver innovative and effective services to the practices that we support across the country. The Sr. Category Manager of Technology, will oversee all sourcing related activities and processes associated with the acquisition of goods and services, in spend areas that include: Hardware, Software, Telecommunications, Professional Services, Security Services, Contingent Labor and all related Goods and Services. Sourcing related activities include: requirements gathering, identifying sources, creating and issuing Requests for Proposal (RFP), proposal evaluation, contract negotiations, contract drafting, contract administration, and spend analytics. This position will be functionally responsible for ensuring compliance with company procurement policies, ethical and legal business practices, and lowest total cost of ownership procurement.
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 or Lean Six-Sigma is desirable. Solid background in supply chain management, procurement, or project management with an emphasis on strategic sourcing with 7+ years of related experience. Demonstrated experience sourcing materials and services for major projects in a fast paced environment.
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 850 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 36 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, Endodontic and other oral surgery treatments. In addition to our dental vertical, we also support a rapidly growing urgent care business operating under the WellNow brand.
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.