Procurement Strategist - Calverton

Island is seeking a Procurement Strategist to manage and align procurement and business operations by developing national and international procurement strategies and relationships. This position is based out of our downtown Manhattan office.

Position Responsibilities

  • Strategize and develop long-term cost-effective procurement strategies

  • Assess and reorganize current procurement buying processes

  • Ability to quickly identify areas for improvement and provide recommendations to senior management

  • Analyze existing materials, vendors, pricing

  • Vendor and supplier bidding, negotiating and relationship management

  • Develop and leverage buying power of multiple business units within the organization

  • Preparation of bid packages and pre-negotiation strategy

  • Daily interaction with external suppliers for procurement of construction/fabrication goods and services

  • Analyze and evaluate proposals

  • Research and select key vendors and suppliers

  • Streamline and forecast material needs, buys and pricing

  • Perform price analysis and cost evaluation

  • Lead negotiations and agreement terms

  • Negotiate and coordinate modifications to purchase agreements

  • Negotiate term supply contracts/agreements and RFP’s

  • Document control for purchase contracts including review for completeness, revision control, categorization, process development and search capability

  • Work closely with senior management, production, project management, engineering fabrication and suppliers to establish business building relationships


  • Prior experience in large-scale material buys in manufacturing

  • Demonstrated procurement experience in façade, curtainwall, building enclosure industries (preferred)

  • Procurement experience in manufacturing required

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Strong business acumen and ability to make strategic decisions which align with business operations and production

  • Strong negotiation and business building skills

  • Exceptional relationship skills both internally and externally

  • Strong vendor relations

  • Entrepreneurial spirit

  • Self-motivated, with demonstrated sense of urgency, and ownership of tasks

  • Detail oriented

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

Island offers a competitive salary and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, FSA, dependent care, life and voluntary life insurance, and 401(k).

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Job Type: Full-time


  • Procurement: 5 years (Preferred)

  • Contracts: 8 years (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

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