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The Childrens Place Procurement Manager - IT & Marketing in Secaucus, New Jersey


Secaucus, New Jersey

Job Summary:

The Procurement Manager – Information Technology & Marketing will specialize in implementing cost-effective purchases of Professional Services, Supplies and Materials in support of several categories, including Information Technology, Digital Marketing and Store Marketing.


  • Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage process in the planning of procurement related to contracts for software, hardware, professional services, ensuring effectively-functioning processes and collaboration with key stakeholders

  • Support Enterprise Transformation projects and business continuity initiatives through identification and oversight of complex sourcing initiatives consisting of professional fees, software, hardware and ongoing maintenance

  • Engage Digital & Store Marketing business partners to support online and store promotional campaigns through variety of outlets and platforms by managing vendor engagements and negotiating new services as prescribed by seasonal marketing plans

  • Evaluate, review, validate and approve project charters in collaboration with finance

  • Inform bi-monthly operating expense and capital expenditure forecasts based upon results of procurement activities

  • Coordinate with finance and business in identifying and quantifying bottoms-up benefits opportunities based upon Procurement Roadmap

  • Detailed review of spend data by type and department in support of keep Procurement Roadmap current and forward-looking

  • Validate spend classification of IT and Marketing spend through discussions with departmental finance partners

  • Building and maintaining long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers.

  • Performing risk assessments on potential contracts and agreements.

  • Controlling the procurement budget and promoting a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs.

  • Create procedures for collecting and reporting key metrics that will reduce overall expenses.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or accounting

  • 5-7 years of experience in procurement or purchasing Skills and Behaviors

  • Demonstrated understanding of procurement and in-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts and invoicing,

  • Exceptional negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Management and leadership skills.

  • Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and work in a fast paced environment with shifting priorities.

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint)

make our PLACE yours

WANTED: Really motivated people ready to work and learn.

Being a part of our team takes collaboration and hard work. We want Moms, Dads, and especially the kids who are rocking our clothes, to connect with and be proud of our brand.

As the #1 Children’s Specialty Apparel Retailer in North America, every employee is an integral part of our success. With over 1,100 stores in 19 countries spanning 5 continents, a booming 24-7 website, plus millions of active social media fans, we're always looking for passionate, talented people to grow with us.

If you’re interested in making our PLACE yours, click apply!