CoStar Group Senior Category Procurement Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia

Senior Category Procurement Specialist

Job Description

The Senior Category Procurement Specialist (CPS) works as a part of the Procurement team at CoStar Group. The Senior Category Procurement Specialist will contribute to the development of and is responsible for executing the defined sourcing strategy for his/her assigned category. They will have accountability to manage assigned supply base and catalog content, educate the business partners on best practices of the requisition-process, as well as manage and maintain contracts. Furthermore they will provide adequate support to the relevant Director, Procurement on arising sourcing related tasks. The CPS will take a leading executing role in driving local and regional cost savings, contributing to overall procurement performance in line with the overall category strategy. In regard to CoStar Group procurement optimization initiative, the CPS is expected to drive improvements in efficiency and automation within the requisition to pay process, contribute to ongoing process improvements, the implementation of a global wide eProcurement system and the regional as well as local development.


  • Execution of sourcing decisions for assigned category
  • Allocation of contracts to demand requests
  • Performance responsibility for assigned category and supply base on regional and local level and its reporting a communication within the category team
  • Management of supplier base and ensure quality in supply
  • Responsible for savings and KPI achievements and its reporting of the supply base
  • Effectively managing requisition to pay process
  • Procurement process optimization with the agreed field of engagement
  • Active and adequate support of the Director, Procurement
  • Conduct negotiation of products and services on regional and local level
  • Supporting the Business Partners in developing commodity and supplier strategies
  • Execute sourcing strategies defined by the Director, Procurement
  • Support sourcing process, identifying regional and local supply needs, soliciting quotes, tendering and negotiating supplier contracts
  • Analysis of supply markets for the assigned commodity groups in alignment and under supervision of Director, Procurement
  • Closely interact with Business Partners and act as a central entry point for requisitions related to the assigned category
  • Initiate, assist the Business owners in set up of purchase orders in line with contracts or single-case procurement activities as: expediting, changes, delivery, cancellations, acknowledgements, verify requisition against catalogue availability, etc.
  • Manage and track supplier reliability and administer improvement program
  • Develop supplier performance reporting and establish standard process for monitoring and evaluation
  • Maintain contracts, ensure central accessibility of contract terms and conditions, support tool development for tracking and maintaining contracts
  • Support implementation and increase utilization of eProcurement system from a regional perspective
  • Drive early procurement involvement and pro-actively conduct internal customer care

Required Skills:

  • Experience (5-10 years) in sourcing and Procurement of indirect materials and services
  • Advanced Oracle (data entry skills) and MS Office knowledge (data entry skills)
  • Advanced negotiation skills and good experience in supplier management
  • Advanced reporting & analysis skills
  • Strong customer care focus
  • Advanced knowledge of procurement principles, process and price/cost analysis methodology
  • Knowledge of procurement relevant legal terms and methodologies
  • Education: BS required or equivalent years of experience preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in sciences, supply Chain, finance or related field and >5 years procurement experience


CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

  • Posted 8 Days Ago
  • Full time
  • R12561