Transdev Senior Director of Purchasing in Lombard, Illinois


The Senior Director of Purchasing is responsible for reducing costs and or improving the value of acquired goods and services through the application of effective procurement sourcing strategies and the active management of vendors.


  • Conduct sourcing initiatives that co-ordinate the aggregate demand of Corporate departments and field locations in order to leverage total spend

  • Analyze the spend for goods and services along with marketplace dynamics to determine savings opportunities.

  • Create and monitor annual savings plans for specific categories of spend

  • Negotiate and manage contracts in order to mitigate risk and maximize savings

  • Manage strategic vendor relationships and optimize the total supplier base

  • Provide assistance and professional direction to the departmental and field buyers

  • Develop and update the Purchasing intranet site

  • Locate and cultivate DBE qualified vendors

  • Implement and drive compliance of new vendor programs

  • Review, approve and set up new vendors

  • Assist in new client start ups

  • Perform spot purchases as required


Education, Licensing, and Certifications Required :

  • College degree and or an accredited Purchasing Certification

Experience :

  • 5 years of purchasing experience or an appropriate combination of experience and education.

  • Demonstrated success in the sourcing and purchasing of a broad range of goods and services, as per list below, with a combined annual spend exceeding $100 million:

  • Fleet - Transit buses, medium duty vehicles, cars and vans

  • Vehicle maintenance related items – parts, tires, fluids, MRO

  • Energy related commodities

  • IT related products and services

  • Telecom

  • Miscellaneous general and administrative expense items

  • Exceptional track record of building relationships with stakeholders across a large, decentralized organization

  • Strong negotiation, problem solving and decision making skills

  • Excellent communication and project management skills

  • Advanced analytical, Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • FTA purchasing experience would be an asset

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Drug free workplace

If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check

Requisition ID 2017-6025

Job Locations US - IL - Lombard

Posted Date 2/3/2017

Position Category Management & Above

Internal Code #TNA

Internal Reference 924

Internal Code 3 Ind1

Company/Division Transdev Inc. (Corporate)