Director of Procurement

Expiring today

Fairfax, Virginia
Jan 09, 2023
Jan 27, 2023
Full Time
Dewberry is currently seeking a Director of Procurement to join our Accounting & Finance team in Fairfax, Virginia.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. The Fairfax, Virginia based firm is locally and family-owned. What sets us apart from our competitors is our people. At Dewberry, we seek exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. By joining our firm, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for over 60 years.


  • Responsible for the development and management of the Procurement program organization, and interface with stakeholders across the organization (staff size and $ spend anticipated)
  • Develop and implement a firm wide sub-contractor program
  • Responsible for directing and overseeing the purchasing activities related to the acquisition of supplies and services in support of operations; and in accordance with Government FAR/DFARS regulations and Company policies and procedures
  • Responsible for managing indirect procurement activities companywide. Lead effort of renewal of major vendor contracts
  • Work with c-suite leadership to develop and manage enterprise-wide objectives
  • Oversees Dewberry's supplier management program, including supplier diversity program. Ensures supplier performance evaluations are completed and used in the vendor/subcontractor selection process and other Quality requirements
  • Provides expertise in identifying potential procurement problems or conflicts, analyzing impact/ramifications and resolving issues
  • Participates with management in continuous improvement and streamlining activities to ensure compliance with government and company policies and procedures
  • Oversee preparation of Contractor Procurement System Review (CPSR) audit
  • Lead implementation of Procurement to Pay system within the new ERP system, including design, documentation and setting up training program
  • Communicate with and educate others in the organization regarding effective and compliant purchasing strategies and practices, and audit current state for compliance and continuous improvement
  • Lead the development or revisions to Dewberry policies, procedures, and processes as relates to Procurement activities
  • Champions, coaches, and motivates team members and assists in the development and training of procurement personnel
  • Establishes and maintains effective business relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Undergraduate degree and 15+ years of experience, 5 of which should be in management
  • Excellent technical and functional knowledge of purchasing concepts, practices, procedures and regulations, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement (DFARS)
  • Persuasive presentation skill, business acumen, team player
  • Excellent negotiation skills/techniques and experience
  • Advanced analytical skills and business acumen to make sound management decisions and recommendations
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience and strong supervisory skills and experience in leading team
  • Demonstrated initiative with results in dynamic environments
  • Purchasing and Property Certificates such as CPM, CPSM, CPPS/CPPA/CPPM a Plus
  • Experience and working knowledge Deltek/VantagePoint Procurement module or other similar ERP System a plus

Don't meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for our employee's. So if you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

* Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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