The Senior Director of Procurement and Acquisitions functions as the Head of the CIS Procurement organization and leads all procurement and acquisition efforts for the Center for Internet Security (CIS). The role reports directly to the Executive Director, Project and Procurement Services (PPS) and manages the staff of the Procurement organization. The Sr. Director of Procurement is responsible for developing the strategy and managing execution across all procurement functions for our dynamic and rapidly growing business. The Sr. Director of Procurement and Acquisitions is responsible for overseeing contract negotiations for the procurement of products and services. This is inclusive of procurement activities that focus on technology, a wide range of services, system solutions, consulting, commodities, and other business requirements. The position will lead or participate in the planning of key CIS strategic initiatives that may rely on contracted support or external suppliers, including ensuring that an appropriate acquisition or procurement strategy is developed and coordinated with key stakeholders. This role collaborates with CIS business leaders, program managers, and staff members and oversees the development and execution of product and/or service solicitations. This includes developing RFI’s, RFP’s, RFQ’s, evaluating proposals from bidders; and negotiating final contracts, including price negotiations. The actions of this position enable CIS business units to acquire the products and services that will meet CIS mission needs.
The Sr. Director of Procurement and Acquisitions is expected to implement industry best practices for procurement, including developing and updating procurement standards for CIS. The position also has a key role in guiding the transition of CIS to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that modernizes the procure-to-pay (P2P) process at CIS.
The Center for Internet Security (CIS) makes the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments through our core competencies of collaboration and innovation. We are a community-driven nonprofit responsible for industry leading best practices for securing IT systems and data. We lead a global community of IT professionals to continuously evolve these standards and provide products and services to proactively safeguard against emerging threats.
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*Additional years of relevant experience or a combination of an Associate’s degree or equivalent and relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.
At CIS, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment in which the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and views of our employees, members, and customers are valued and respected. It is through this commitment that we are able to work together towards our common mission: to make the connected world a safer place.