Lithia Motors, Inc.

Procurement Manager

Posted Date 7 days ago(3/14/2018 6:34 PM)
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Lithia Motors, Inc.


Find out what it's like to be a part of one of Fortune 500's fastest growing companies, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!


The Procurement Manager manages, organizes and directs operations of the purchasing department by performing administrative duties and overseeing the company purchases, projects, and department staff.


The Procurement Manager reports to the Senior Treasury Manager.

Job Description



  • Hires, trains and evaluates employees to enhance their performance and development
  • Identifies opportunities to add value to the procurement process
  • Develops, leads and executes purchasing and sourcing strategies
  • Tracks and reports key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve vendor effectiveness
  • Develops, implements and maintains systems, procedures and policies to ensure adherence to company guidelines
  • Assists with the implementation of goals and objectives for management of purchasing activities
  • Interprets and administers federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines governing procurement activities
  • Reviews contracts to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions
  • Negotiates with the vendor’s legal counsel to resolve contract issues and legalities


  • Meet and exceed individual objectives as defined by supervisor
  • Adhere to schedules and deadlines
  • Thoroughness, accuracy, and timeliness in completing essential duties
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
  • Interest in market dynamics along with business sense
  • Strong negotiation and networking skills
  • Working experience of vendor management software
  • Ability to gather and analyze data
  • Solid judgement and decision making skills
  • Ability to plan and manage at both strategic and operational levels
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create a results driven team oriented environment


  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance or related business field
  • 2-4+ years of previous experience in a related role

Lithia Hiring Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • 18 years or older
  • Possess an acceptable driving record and valid driver’s license in state of residence
  • A criminal history background check will be conducted prior to beginning employment
  • Clear pre-employment drug screen

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: Standing, walking over 1/3 of the time, sitting to 2/3 of time, kneeling/crouching to 2/3 of time, reaching with hands and arms to 2/3 of time, talking or hearing over 2/3 of time; move, transport or place up to 1/3 of time up to 25 pounds
  • Working Conditions: Indoor office environment, considerable use of telephone, computer and other office equipment

NOTE: This job description applies only to the specific employing entity and location of an individual’s employment.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the company reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).




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