Director of Purchasing

<strong>At Touchmark, the ladies and gentlemen who serve in our communities don't just come to a job, they come to be part of something bigger - a mission focused on enriching people's lives. In the process of doing that, they grow, have fun, and develop lifelong skills.</strong>

Beaverton, OR


<p>Touchmark has been serving the needs of adults 55-plus and their families for more than 35 years. Established November 10, 1980, the privately held company was founded by Werner G. Nistler, Jr., who continues to serve as Chairman. We aspire to be the premier provider of&nbsp;<a href="">fulfilling lifestyle options</a>&nbsp;for adults over 55 while supporting employees&rsquo; personal and professional growth, offering investors a solid return, and enhancing the communities in which we live.</p>

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Overview: At Touchmark, our core philosophy asserts that everyone deserves to live a full life, no matter what. That is why we pride ourselves on providing as much opportunity and freedom for residents as possible. Our communities aren&rsquo;t just places to live; they are home bases from which to launch your adventures and relaxing places to rest in the moments that occur between those opportunities, where neighbors become friends, and friends become family. This is full-service retirement living at its best. This is Touchmark.<br /><br />We understand that excellence is a choice that must be proactively made each day &ndash; and it&rsquo;s one we choose enthusiastically. Each day, at the beginning of every shift, in every department, leaders and team members across the company come together to discuss the values by which we operate and our rigorous standards for completing the work that lies ahead. By continually sharing our mission and goals with one another, we begin each day prepared to provide the best possible service and hospitality to those who choose to call Touchmark home.<br /><br />As The Director of Purchasing will develop and implement strategies to ensure the purchasing department is operating in line with the objectives of the business to add value, mitigate risk and deliver cost savings. The Director of Purchasing will be responsible for optimization of supplier costs, quality and delivery to gain the highest overall value through the supply chain in support of Touchmark Strategic Plans. In the role, you will develop and maintain strategic supplier relationships and manage the development of contracts, contractual relationships and contract management to deliver continuous improvement in delivery of goods and services by the supply base. The position works alongside the senior management team in contributing to overall business objectives.
Responsibilities: <strong>General Responsibilities:</strong><br /><br /> <ul> <li>Create and implement a best practice purchasing vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance</li> <li>Develop and manage strong relationships with key suppliers at a senior and strategic level, drawing on Touchmark&rsquo;s strength as a growth company with a substantial future income stream as a means of securing favorable price structures.</li> <li>Manage supply chain initiatives including the coordination of supplier selection on new products.</li> <li>Contribute to the financial objectives of the company by participating in the preparation of budget and savings forecasts, regularly monitor and report data and drivers for 100% on-time and on-target achievement of assigned goals.</li> <li>Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Purchasing activities</li> </ul>
Requirements: <strong>Qualifications:</strong><br /><br /> <ul> <li>A commitment to Touchmark&rsquo;s values (hospitality, compassion, excellence, teamwork, and integrity), as well as a desire to model these values and to encourage others to be allies, friends, and givers</li> <li>Minimum of seven (7) years purchasing and logistical experience in a similar setting.</li> <li>Degree in Business or related field. Five (5) years additional experience in strategic sourcing and logistical concepts may be substituted for the degree.</li> <li>Demonstrable experience in leading a purchasing function with a proven track record in strategic purchasing leadership, delivering effective purchasing strategies, policies, processes and systems</li> <li>Analytical skills and business acumen to determine how to best leverage the purchasing of all business categories to include; Food and Beverage, Furniture and Fixtures, Utilities, Operating Supplies and Equipment, Janitorial, Medical Supplies, Health and Fitness, and Automobile Fleet.</li> <li>Ability to research, develop strategies, and implement programs for national account purchasing, GPO&rsquo;s and the like.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>Benefits:</strong><br /><br /><br />Touchmark is dedicated to providing the best for our residents, and it all begins with providing the best for our employees. That&rsquo;s why we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to our team members who work 30+ hours per week which includes:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Paid time off (including holidays)</li> <li>Health, dental, and vision insurance plans for employees and eligible dependents</li> <li>Education assistance</li> <li>Bonus and retirement plans</li> <li>Health care, dependent care, and commuter Flexible Spending Accounts</li> <li>Employee Resource Program</li> <li>Supplemental insurance options</li> </ul>