Procurement Manager - Contract Position


Position Type

Independent Contractor

Telework Eligibility


Clearance Required


Estimated Salary

To Be Negotiated

Physical Work Location:

CIEE Boston Offices

200 State St. & 60 State St.

Boston, MA 02109

Ph: +1 617-221-4127


Position description:

This position is a contract position with the potential to become regular, full-time. The Procurement Manager is responsible for implementing strategic sourcing initiatives company-wide while managing best-in-class strategic supplier relationships, contracts, and service agreements. This position works collaboratively with all departments globally to better understand needs and develop sourcing strategies that successfully meet specific requirements.

In this newly created position, the Procurement Manager will develop standard operating procedures for procurement of goods and services. The Manager will establish and manage relationships with a Travel Service Provider, Office Supply Vendor, Catering Services and other materials and service providers. 

Why is this role important?

At CIEE, we create opportunities that help bring people together. We foster the development of understanding and mutual respect between communities and nations by promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences. We help give students, teachers, and young professionals from across the world skills that make them active and responsible global citizens.

We do this by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive lineup of exchange programs and services available.

  • Assembling the greatest resources and the most experienced, passionate staff in the field.

  • Working to ensure that everyone has access to opportunities and experiences that inform their perspectives and expand their horizons.

Once hired, you will:

  • Manage the portfolio of procurements from inception to vendor selection.

  • Develop Request For Proposal (RFP) process.

  • Develop the solicitations for each of the services to be procured, including gathering business, technical, and regulatory requirements and corresponding response requirements, and drafting of solicitation documents.

  • Negotiates supplier contracts to maximize cost savings, improve customer satisfaction, enhance administrative and operational efficiencies, mitigate risk, and comply with company policies and applicable regulations.

  • Assists internal clients in developing metrics to manage and measure supplier performance.

  • In collaboration with internal stakeholders, resolve supplier quality and/or services issues.

  • Partner with Legal to ensure contract terms are favorable and consistent with company practice.

  • Perform supplier negotiations on one-time purchases.

  • Establish strong business relationships with Suppliers and internal customer groups.

  • Partner with internal clients to develop metrics to manage and measure supplier performance.

  • Identify opportunities for improvement in Procurement processes, tools, and templates

What do we offer?

Whether you work at one of our U.S office locations or a CIEE Study Center in one of 40-plus countries around the world, CIEE offers a dynamic work environment and diverse workforce. Our culture reflects our core values.

CIEE provides a comprehensive benefits package to our employees. Following are some of the great benefits we offer:

  • Health insurance

  • Dental and vision insurance

  • Retirement savings plan (403B) with contributions by CIEE based on years of service

  • Full employer-paid life and disability insurance

  • Supplemental term life insurance

  • Employee assistance program (EAP)

  • Domestic partner coverage

  • Generous Paid Time off

  • Paid Day of Service

Minimum requirements:

  • BA or BS Degree

  • 7+ years' experience in a diverse procurement/sourcing function

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead the implementation of Strategic Sourcing projects.

  • Demonstrated experience managing service oriented vendors such as travel and catering service

  • Procurement qualification and certification a plus (CPM, CPSM)

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Equal Opportunity Employment Disclosure

This company is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.