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Laboratory Corporation of America Project Director- Burlington or Raleigh, NC in Durham, North Carolina

Project Director- Burlington or Raleigh, NC

Job Summary: This Sourcing & Procurement position is responsible for management of Indirect Facilities and General Services category vendor agreements. Responsibilities of this business relationship manager position includes contract negotiation, supplier selection and performance, acquisition integration, requests for proposals, compliance monitoring, corporate project rollouts, synergy savings, etc. with respect to Indirect Facilities and General Services category vendors. This position analyzes, evaluates, synthesizes and interrelates information from internal and external sources when solving problems and making decisions. The position/candidate needs to have the ability to identify critical success factors when developing strategy and plans. They must be able to weigh and appropriately balance technological, market, competitive, and organizational factors in order to achieve competitive advantage. They must use diverse perspectives when developing plans and making decisions and consider possible outcomes of alternative courses of action. This position will be a member of cross departmental teams that will include all stakeholders in the decision making process.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Display competencies and knowledge in contract development, including key contracting principles, standard terms, laws/regulations, and industry standards.

  • Draft, redline, review, and negotiate Facilities and General Services category vendor contracts including, but not limited to, Master Services Agreements, Statements of Work, Renewals, etc.

  • Apply advanced sourcing methodologies; to include the RFx sourcing processes; to develop negotiating strategies that enable effective negotiations, vendor management and process improvement.

  • Manage and maintain vendor relationships and manage any escalated issues that involve the vendor/service provider.

  • Manage and optimize supplier performance, including contract compliance, continuous improvement, innovations, and reduction in total cost of ownership

  • Work with Legal department to mitigate risk through the review of both legal and business terms.

  • Build strong partnerships with internal stakeholders to identify new opportunities for negotiated cost savings and measure business impact.

  • Communicate effectively with vendors, customers, and senior management.

  • Prepare and occasionally provide presentations on project/category savings and category spend analysis to Leadership and user groups.

  • Be process driven and project focused with ability to prioritize and get projects completed in a timely manner while responding to the changing demands of the business and market.

  • Apply best practice for data collection and analysis, risk assessment, stakeholder identification and involvement, total cost of supply, standardization of products and services, building demand plans, contract negotiations, implementation of contracts and change management.



Minimum Required:

Level of education required: BA/BS with a minimum of 7+ years' experience in managing strategic sourcing projects, and facilities and general services contracting.

Professional designations/certifications/licenses: CPSM or equivalent work experiences preferred

Up to date knowledge of best procurement practices


Minimum Required:

Years of experience in the job discipline: 7Years of experience in other professional roles: 7Regional and/or global sourcing responsibilities for spend categories

Lead projects and/or teams

Proven negotiation and understanding/knowledge of key contractual terms

Proven communication skills with all levels of management




M-F, 8-5

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.