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Clark Construction Group, LLC Strategic Purchasing Manager in Bethesda, Maryland

There is a sense of camaraderie that comes with delivering impactful projects as a team. It creates a sense of humility and fosters pride in the work we do. At Clark, we are proud to build what matters, together.

From hospitals and airports to roads and educational facilities, we rely on the leadership, diverse talents, and dedication of the Clark team to deliver assets and infrastructure that are integral to our everyday lives.

Come j oin the Clark team and help build the world around us.

Strategic Purchasing Manager

As a key leader in our Strategic Purchasing group, this individual will team with the other members of the Strategic Purchasing group, operational leaders and finance leaders to optimize the indirect spend for the $5 billion Clark enterprise. The Strategic Purchasing manager will be able to employ the recently deployed state of the art technology systems and apply best practice supply management practices to create significant financial and operational impact. They will have the opportunity to leverage company-wide buying power to negotiate national, regional, and local agreements. They should have experience with large scale change management and had successes in implementing innovation and automation in previous roles. This individual must operate with the utmost integrity, bring influential and effective interpersonal skills, possess refined emotional intelligence and have a proven ability to take initiative and deliver results.

The position would be based in Bethesda, MD and report to the Director of Strategic Purchasing.


  • Responsible for identifying opportunities for negotiation and procurement efficiencies by leveraging data-driven dashboards

  • Ensures Company-wide indirect procurement needs are met by managing national, regional, and local agreements

  • Meets with Regional and Divisional leaders to report on procurement KPIs and ensure procurement needs are being met

  • Works with Supplier Management Coordinator to monitor supplier health and contractual obligations

  • Oversees collaborative procurement initiatives, such as expansion of Master Agreements

  • Partners with the Strategic Purchasing Director on behalf of the CFO to identify and mitigate potential procurement issues, such as supply chain disruptions or purchase order compliance

  • Trains and manages Strategic Purchasing Agents and Analysts on organization's indirect procurement process

  • Supports new work acquisition by developing procurement plans, assigning resources, and identifying preferred suppliers with the jobsite at the onset of a project

  • Interfaces with Senior Management, Purchasing Department (direct procurement), Project Teams, Legal, Contracts Management Group, and Self Perform Division Leaders

  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships w/ both internal and external stakeholders

  • Manages overall indirect procurement process Company-wide


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field; or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities, and experience

  • 5 - 7 years of relevant work experience

  • Procurement or supply chain experience required

  • Able to negotiate terms and contracts

  • Experience with Coupa or similar cloud-based P2P software

  • Up to date on progressive trends in procurement and big data

  • Excellent communicator

  • Well organized and detail-oriented

  • Self-starter and able to work independently



Equal Opportunity Employer:

Clark Construction Group, LLC, (subsidiaries and affiliates) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Clark Construction promotes a drug-free workplace.

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Clark Construction Group * is one of the most experienced and respected building and civil construction firms in the United States. For more than a century, we have been transforming the ideas and visions of our clients into award-winning projects.*

With annual revenues of approximately $5 billion, the firm’s portfolio features projects of all sizes and levels of complexity — from intricate interior renovations to some of the most complex civil operations in the country .

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Clark has offices strategically positioned throughout the United States to serve the needs of our clients.