YMCA of Greater Cleveland
  • 08-Dec-2017 to 28-Feb-2018 (CST)
  • Finance
  • Cleveland, OH, USA
  • $40,000 - $50,000
  • Salary
  • Temporary

The YMCA of Greater Cleveland is a community based, charitable organization that embraces collaboration to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.  Join our Greater Cleveland YMCA team in living our cause and helping to provide quality, safe and healthy programs and services in our community. 

Position: Procurement Manager

Description: YMCA of Greater Cleveland has an immediate need for a Procurement Manager who will be primarily responsible for managing a Centralized purchasing environment within Finance for the YMCA of Greater Cleveland and serves as the liaison between suppliers, service providers, Finance and relevant internal customers. This position is responsible for supplier management, centralized purchasing processes and systems from order thru receipt and payment of invoices, expense control and continuous improvement.

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. This position reports to the Controller.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for obtaining quotes, awarding contract, monitoring vendor relationships, negotiating prices and ensuring timeliness and quality goods and services.
  • Develop and maintain Vendor review process for performance, contract compliance, spend and improvement opportunities.
  • Create and maintain the preferred vendor list, and provide equal opportunity to any possible vendor as long as they meet the YMCA policy and procedure.
  • Develop and maintain all policies and procedures related to purchasing.
  • Train and implement purchasing policies and procedures across the organization.
  • Establish and maintain purchase order system with approval hierarchies.
  • Forecasting demand for services and products to meet the business needs and keeping a constant check on inventory levels.
  • Ensuring process for receipt of goods/services and approval of invoice for payment.
  • Forecasting usage and price trends and identifying initiatives to better manage cost.
  • Managing all fixed assets, monitoring and inventory process.
  • Develop year over year strategies improve cost, customer processes and quality of goods/services.
  • Liaison between suppliers, service provider and relevant internal customers.
  • Building strong working relationships both internally and with key suppliers.
  • Understanding and keeping up with new trends and regulations in the business.
  • Producing reports and analysis as needed.



  • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent work experience. Degree in a business related field preferably accounting or finance.
  • Minimum of 2 years of related hands-on experience working in a business environment.
  • Prior purchasing experience.
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral).
  • Establish/maintain relationships and promote team environment.
  • Proficient with standard business systems (Purchasing, Accounts Payable, and Financial reporting).
  • Microsoft Office Skills-Intermediate+ (excel, word, power point).
  • Financial analysis, forecasting and budgetary experience.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, acts with sense of urgency and follow thru.
  • Ability to multitask and manage and communicate priorities.
  • Nonprofit experience a plus.
  • Continuous improvement mindset and skills desirable.


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