AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.
Financial and Operational Services (FOS) manages AARP's multi-year financial planning, budgeting and forecasting; treasury and investments; tax reporting and planning; and accounting and financial reporting activities. The division provides project management and training and support for the systems used to manage AARP’s money and assets.Summary
This a senior, individual contributor level position within the Procurement and Contract Management organization. This position will report to the Manager, Procurement. The position is anticipated to support one of AARP’s four major spend categories and to provide secondary support for at least one other spend category. This position will be responsible for executing on category management strategies and for using strategic sourcing methodologies and contracting expertise to enable procurement actions.Responsibilities
The Senior Analyst is responsible for:
The ideal candidate for this role will possess a college degree and 5 or more years of relevant procurement experience in strategic sourcing, contracting and category management – preferably with the majority in the private sector, with more than $50 million in managed spend.
They must understand and be able to apply category management concepts and frameworks.
The candidate must show demonstrated leadership and a customer service mindset, and a deep understanding of both the source-to-contract and procure-to-pay segments of procurement operations.
They need to have experience working with one or more e-procurement technologies, and be adept at leading and managing sourcing events including creating sourcing documents (RFx, evaluation matrices, sourcing plans, kick-off decks, etc.).
Experience negotiating with major IT/Marketing providers such as MediaCom, Merkle, Google, Facebook, etc. as well as demonstrated experience and understanding of Agile services, licensing models, platform agreements, data privacy concepts and media buying strategies.
Additionally, the candidate must demonstrate strong analytical skills and comfort with data manipulation and analysis to solve problems. Key competencies include: leadership; problem solving skills, multiple category subject matter expertise; deep strategic sourcing and contract negotiations experience; relationship management skills, executive presence, and; both analytical and strategic thinking.Benefits Offered
AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.Equal Employment Opportunity
AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.