Revantage

Associate, Procurement

Job Locations US-Chicago

WHO WE ARE

Revantage is a Corporate Services affiliate of The Blackstone Group, the world’s largest alternative investment firm.  Revantage provides a highly skilled employee base, best-in-class processes, and state-of-the-art technology to multiple Blackstone real estate portfolio companies.  Sectors include Hospitality, Industrial, Multi-Family, Office, Retail, Senior Housing, and Manufactured Homes.

 

Revantage, headquartered in Chicago, is one of three global offices that includes Revantage Asia and Revantage Europe.

 

WHAT WE VALUE: OUR CULTURE

Creating a culture that inspires change and momentum require the right team.  We know what it takes to lead an industry, and are looking for leaders who seek constant growth, want to excel, and continuously improve upon themselves and the industry.  The culture at Revantage is built on our shared core values and commitment to be:

 

  • Leaders - We commit to continuously improve our performance.
  • Learners – We learn from our challenges and successes.
  • Achievers – We expect high standards for ourselves and enable the success of our teams.
  • Enthusiasts - We face challenges with optimism and believe anything is possible.
  • Partners - We deliver value and positive impact to our partners.

 

WHY THIS ROLE IS VALUABLE

The Associate, Procurement is a key role that reports to the Vice President, Procurement.  This role is responsible for developing and leading strategic procurement strategies and initiatives to optimize portfolio spend as well as managing key supplier relationships and project execution. This position may be fully remote.

HOW YOU ADD VALUE

 

Strategic Sourcing and Financial Analysis

  • Responsible for conducting spend analysis on suppliers and categories to identify procurement value levers, execute competitive RFI’s/RFPs and lead supplier negotiations.
  • Leverage eProcurement technology platforms where appropriate using Blackstone’s shared services sourcing center.
  • Support performance/savings tracking processes across the portfolio companies
  • Participate in special infrastructure-building projects as needed.
  • Conduct business analysis to understand opportunities to improve efficiency, reduce waste and decrease overhead by optimizing our use of resources, leveraging technology to increase velocity, and improving overall efficiency.
  • Provide analysis to support strategic procurement process and develop and manage plans to ensure successful execution of strategy.

Change Management & Vendor Implementation

  • Lead vendor change management process across portfolio companies.
  • Develop and program manage implementation projects to ensure procurement benefits are fully realized.
  • Global design and process support across strategic initiatives with portfolio companies.
  • Create internal and external collaboration and synergies across portfolio companies.
  • Implement change management processes to help facilitate vendor transformations and procurement process improvements.

  Technology Vendor Support

  • Support technology vendor management, sourcing, and re-design for Revantage and portfolio company technology organizations.
  • Provide advisory and best practice vendor support to portfolio technology groups.

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE ROLE

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, engineering, sourcing, finance, technology, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of Procurement, Sourcing, or Project & Process improvement experience
  • Demonstrated success working effectively with all levels of an organization
  • Ability to think creatively and outside the box to simplify complex problems and information into easy-to-understand concepts, presentations, and updates for senior management
  • Expert verbal and written communication skills and experience in leading communications strategy
  • Travel will be required and is expected to be 30% on average
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office, and related business intelligence tools
  • Builds and maintains strong stakeholder relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Engaging personality that builds team support of projects and goals.
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills; strong listening skills.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for process improvement.

 

PERKS FOR YOU

  • Competitive salary, overall compensation and 401(k)
  • In-house and external learning & development opportunities
  • Generous health insurance and wellness benefit

 

EEO Statement

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email talent@revantage.com.

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