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Republic Services Director Supply Chain Management in Scottsdale, Arizona

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make recycling and waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers nationwide. Our 36,000 employees working in 42 states are committed to providing a superior customer experience while helping ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier world for future generations.

Why Work with Us

At Republic Services, we strive to create a workplace that is meaningful and rewarding at every level of our organization. Our employees thrive in an atmosphere where safety is revered, and each person can be a compassionate steward of our environment. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We’re proud to be recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Best Employers for Women, Forbes Best Large Employers and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies lists. Republic is also the only company in our industry that is a certified Great Place to Work.

POSITION SUMMARY: With comprehensive knowledge of the market place and direction from Procurement and Supply Chain Management executive leadership, the Director, Procurement and Supply Chain Management drives cost savings and process improvements through the establishment of strategies aligned with the Company’s supply chain initiatives. This role requires development and maintenance of the Procurement Digital Innovation Strategy and Roadmap, by enabling Oracle procurement capabilities addressing spend insights, guided buying platforms and supplier enablement. In addition, this role is responsible for overseeing the Field Procurement Organization with a focus on field operations. The role will report into the Vice President of Procurement. Key deliverables for the role include:


  • Leads digital procurement strategy to implement practices that deliver operational stability and predictable costs at a competitive price.

  • Securely and reliably transforms data into insights as well as enables effectiveness and reporting capabilities through the introduction of E-tools.

  • Enables the accrual of benefits the technology supports through improved sourcing, supplier management, cost savings and contract compliance.

  • Builds alignment with internal field stakeholder groups to identify business needs and to ensure Implementation realizes identified procurement value.

  • Manages and carries out the personnel actions for a cross-functional managerial team, professional staff and paraprofessional staff. This includes hiring, training and evaluating employees; coaching, counseling and managing performance; and making salary, merit or other pay related recommendations.

  • Defines implements and oversees strategic procurement processes, standards, and expectations to research and develop a best-in-class supplier base to include defining performance metrics for the team and courageously leads with a strong sense of accountability.

  • Leads and directs a cross-functional team to facilitate Strategic Supplier Relationships with alliance business partners to leverage sourcing synergies for mutual benefit.

  • Develops and negotiates supply agreements that meet end user and corporate requirements.

  • Directs and facilitates the award of contracts upon approval and agreement from key stakeholders and appropriate levels of organizational authority.

  • Facilitates primary relationship management responsibilities with senior executives of key supplier organizations, including periodic business reviews.

  • Builds internal relationships with key stakeholders by partnering and coordinating with corporate counsel, suppliers, key stakeholders and executive procurement and supply chain leadership to negotiate and establish contract terms and conditions for key national agreements.

  • Formulates and communicates the organization’s procurement programs for services, software, component parts, equipment and supplies.

  • Negotiates directly with supplying firms for products and services to secure to achieve best-in-class total cost of ownership and performance.

  • Interfaces with legal department, business units, and suppliers to monitor and ensure compliance with service level agreements. Assesses performance of vendor against established contract terms.

  • Ensures that the procurement team maintains continual contact with end users for assigned spend categories to compare local purchase agreements and leverage terms and conditions for national agreements.

  • Directs and monitors the interface with accounting department to ensure vendors are paid in accordance with negotiated terms.

  • Utilizes best-in-class techniques and practices to develop, maintain, and monitor an analytics process that answers key business questions and supports Procurement strategies. This includes but is not limited to performance, quality, compliance, service level, price/spend/TCO, volume, market trends, and delivery.

  • Develops and implements, in conjunction with direct reports, goals and objectives that challenge and develop direct reports towards a path of continuous improvement.

  • This position may require travel by air, car and/or other modes of transportation up to 25% of the time.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Purchasing/Supply Management, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Finance or related field.

  • Masters of Business Administration or Supply Chain Management.

  • Professional certification in supply chain.

  • Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma or Lean Sigma experience.

  • Experience developing and implementing formalized procurement strategies, processes and programs in a decentralized operational environment.

  • Proven success with implementation, execution and operations of digital procurement platforms that bring together customer supplier and stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated ERP system expertise and operations execution (Oracle Cloud preferred).

  • Willingness to challenge the status quo by encouraging openness to new ideas and aggressively changing existing strategies, current structures, systems and processes to better utilize resources and take advantage of opportunities.

  • Excellent negotiation skills, research and analytical skills, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills are required to communicate effectively and professionally across various levels of the Company and with key external customers and suppliers as described.

  • The ability to collaborate with, encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation across teams/departments and with vendors is essential. This includes the ability to work effectively with supplier executive leadership.


  • Minimum of 10 years of related supply chain experience at a progressively responsible level.

  • Experience negotiating large complex contracts involving multiple business unit/sector spend categories.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place.

Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.