HYBRID OPTION: Director, Procurement Services

Galveston, Texas
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Nov 24, 2021
Jan 23, 2022
Customer Service
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American National is an established, stable, and successful multi-line insurance corporation that has provided financial strength and a sense of security to employees, customers and business partners since 1905. We've been recognized by Forbes as one of America's most trustworthy financial companies and best mid-sized employers. With focus on our organization's values and cultural richness: Financial Strength, Integrity, Respect, Service and Teamwork (FIRST) and Agility, Collaboration, and Engagement (ACE) we continue to pursue our vision to be a leading provider of financial products and services for current and future generations.

What's in it for you?

American National supports a comfortable, diverse, and inclusive work environment, following a casual dress code and focus on healthy work-life balance. We understand that comprehensive benefits are important which is why we offer a generous package that includes: medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, matching 401(k), paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, health-wellness initiatives, and a volunteer program where employees are provided PTO for giving their time to a charity of choice, and referral bonuses! We also offer a comprehensive wellness program that includes onsite fitness centers and classes or discounted gym memberships, free health screenings, free flu shots, and more.

Why Apply

  • Hybrid: Monday-Friday, work schedule (With flexibility)
  • You drive towards success
  • You thrive in a strategic environment
  • You are intrinsically self-motivated
  • You seek to identify opportunities for improvement and lead by example
  • Comprehensive benefits that include a generous paid time off package
  • Fitness and educational support
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Company casual dress code

How you will make an impact

  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of the Procurement team for the enterprise
  • Direct, plan and develop the activities of the acquisition of goods and services and supervise those who buy goods and services across a broad range of commodities
  • Provide product evaluation, selection, and procurement at the best possible negotiated price for products and services, while meeting the needs of business areas
  • Serve as the data steward for the Procurement system (With purchase order approval authority)
  • Train, supervise, and assign work to team members
  • Manage printed materials and inventory maintenance for forms and envelopes
  • Manage vendors including request for proposals, request for quotes and invitation to bid
  • Conceive, develop, and deliver techniques, practices, and procedures for compliance administration in a matter that protects organizational goals
  • Develop, establish, implement, and enforce vendor guidelines, obligations, and service level agreements
  • Works with team to negotiate contracts based on established guidelines
  • Evaluate industry best practices, reviewing requisition process, and submit to Procurement leadership for improvement
  • Prepare, review, and present reports
  • Maintain all documentation on all department procedures
  • Participate in the development of new policies and procedures for the Corporate Procurement department
  • Compile specification information for Procurement leadership to review
  • Maintain vendor performance database and report metrics to Procurement leadership
  • Plan and submit budget for Procurement

Minimum Qualifications

  • Four (4) year completed degree in related field and/or relevant procurement work experience
  • Six to eight years' enterprise-wide procurement system knowledge (Inception through contract completion)
  • Two to five years' supervisory experience (Demonstrated success in leading a team)
  • Knowledge of Coupa or an alike procurement system
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects
  • Experience in analyzing data and preparing appropriate Procurement vendor contracts, goods, and service evaluations
  • Ability to analyze and recommend a vendor based on business needs
  • Experience in preparing written reports and analysis of expenditures and service contracts to Procurement leaders
  • Aptitude to train team members on the use of the enterprise Procurement system (Coupa) and its continued adoption across the organization and with vendors

Preferred Qualifications

  • Remote work experience
  • Supervision of remote team members
  • Flexibility to travel (Minimal)

PLEASE NOTE: In review of candidate qualifications, education, and skills, another job level may be considered.

Hiring Practices

The preceding job posting was designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

American National's recruitment policies help us place individuals in a timely and efficient manner. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted by our recruiting team. Candidates may check the status of their application(s) by logging into our Career Portal.

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American National is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.

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