We’re hiring a Procurement Manager in Columbus, OH

The Company
Root was founded on the belief that insurance is a broken industry, and we set out to change it. By getting to the “root” of the issue—the unfair, archaic, complicated insurance business model—and solving it entirely, we set out to transform the insurance world.

We believe our customers deserve insurance that is:
Fair. We lean on data, not demographic labels.
Affordable. We base rates on good driver performance.
Personal. We give our customers the power to affect their rates.
Easy. We create an intuitive experience.
Accessible. We make information clear.
Beyond. We are never, ever satisfied with the status quo.

The Role
We’re looking for an experienced Procurement Manager to support our business partners vendor relationships by driving consistency and optimization.  This individual should be a highly analytical, forward-thinking, communicator who will bring their procurement experience to our growing team. The perfect candidate will be comfortable working cross-functionally with business teams to understand key vendors and business drivers.  Root has experienced significant growth in a short period of time, building from 60 to over 500 people in roughly a year. Given this rapid growth, the most successful candidate will be able to step into our fast-paced environment and improve our ability to guide and support our business partners through vendor procurement and management opportunities.

Reports to: Director of Expense and Budget Management

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversees the development, planning and execution of vendor management strategies
  • Collaborates with the business to establish a vendor management framework, including optimizing for vendor performance
  • Implements a framework outlining contract process, type, reviews, authorization levels and approval process
  • Partners with business units to manage and optimize vendor contract pricing and relationships
  • Proactively identifies vendor opportunities and makes recommendations
  • Designs, creates and implements a well-rounded database of vendor information containing key contract terms for utilization across the company
  • Drives continuous innovation and improvement in procurement programs
  • Tracks and reports key functional metrics to manage vendor expenses and effectiveness in line with business objectives
  • Develop and maintain effective business partner relationships
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Desired Skills and Mindset

  • Tech savvy with a strong interest and proven success in vendor management
  • Excellent communicator
  • Collaborator and ability to influence varying stakeholders
  • 5+ years demonstrated procurement experience, preferably with experience in financial services and/or fast-paced technology environment
  • Approaches problem solving with natural intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, and comfort with ambiguity
  • In-depth knowledge of contracts, invoicing and negotiation terms
  • Bachelor’s degree with analytical focus and/or procurement, supply chain, program management and/or relevant industry certifications

Get in touch

Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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