Director, Procurement

Job Locations US-VA-Manassas
Role Type
Finance & Business Operations
Job ID


The Director, Procurement will be responsible for leading and optimizing procurement operations. This strategic leadership role requires an individual with a solid understanding of procurement processes, supply chain management, and experience building and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders. The successful candidate will play a critical role in ensuring the availability of quality materials and services while driving cost efficiencies and supporting our organization's growth. 


The Director, Procurement participates with other senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives. They will make final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensure effective achievement of objectives. This individual has overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to methods. The Director, Procurement works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the company. 


  • Collaborate with executive leadership to establish procurement strategies aligned with the company's overall objectives, ensuring effective sourcing and procurement of materials, components, and services.
  • Oversee the identification, evaluation, and selection of suppliers, negotiating favorable terms and conditions, and maintaining productive, long-term relationships to ensure a stable supply chain.
  • Monitor market trends, engage in price negotiations, and implement cost-saving initiatives while remaining mindful of quality and delivery timelines.
  • Understand the risks in the supply chain, seek and implement solutions to mitigate those risks as much as possible.
  • Lead contract negotiations, review and manage vendor contracts, regularly monitor supplier quality, monitor contract compliance, and track contract renewal timelines.
  • Work closely with manufacturing, facilities, quality assurance, IT, and other operational teams to understand their requirements, align procurement strategies, and ultimately support ATCC’s mission and customers.
  • Provide strong leadership and mentorship to the procurement team, fostering a culture of accountability, collaboration, and professional development.


Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree and 12 or more years' experience, including 6 or more years' supervisory experience or equivalent experience.

Founded in 1925, ATCC is a non-profit organization with a mission to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop, standardize, and distribute biological materials and information for the advancement and application of scientific knowledge.

ATCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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