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Procurement & Inventory Manager

Lead the acquisition and management of the network building blocks

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General Info

Location:
El Paso County, Colorado
Type:
Full Time
Experience:
Mid-level
Department:
Underline El Paso LLC
Department:
Underline El Paso LLC
Reports to:
Director, Market Strategy & Partners

Compensation

Salary Range:
$65k-75k depending on experience*
*
Benefits:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave, and 401k.
*In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act the salary for this role is listed. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.
*Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.

About Underline

Underline starts with our people.

At Underline, we've rapidly built a culture around ownership, trust, community, and innovation. Underline is dedicated to cultivating a growth environment where people feel valued, work with a purpose of mission, are personally rewarded, and are professionally challenged.

Are you ready to join this team and transform American communities?

Underline was founded in 2019 with a singular mission: to ensure the vibrancy of our nation through building intelligent community infrastructure in a socially equitable manner. We work with American communities to design, finance, and construct open access fiber-optic networks. These networks are critical to secure internet access that’s fast, affordable, and fair. As open access networks, this infrastructure is also the essential foundation for distributed healthcare services, new wireless solutions, and resilient infrastructure including modernized water systems and responsible energy creation. Our first two projects are in Colorado Springs and Fountain, Colorado.

About this Position

The Procurement & Inventory Manager performs all aspects of purchasing for the company and manages the inventory, distribution, and control of those items. The Manager will identify the vendors for the respective products according to specs, confirm all aspects of pricing, confirm all deliveries, and maintain an inventory control database for supplies and materials used. The Manager is also expected to maintain knowledge of trends, prices, buyers, and delivery conditions to anticipate future material availability and direct purchasing programs accordingly. The position reports to the Director of Industry Partnerships & Supply Chain Management.

Does this sound like you?

  • You have experience with sourcing and vendor management, including inventory software.
  • You are interested in market dynamics and have a proven ability to gather and analyze data. 
  • You have a knack for negotiation and networking.
  • You have solid judgment with the ability to make good decisions
  • You have strong leadership capabilities and enjoy working as part of a collaborative team
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You are detail-oriented and able to juggle and execute multiple tasks and projects in sometimes a nebulous and fluid work environment 
  • You have excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit—you have no problem getting your hands dirty and have an intense ability to learn quickly and from others
  • You are a true believer in the social, economic, and environmental benefits of bringing intelligent infrastructure to communities across the country

What you'd be doing:

  • Partner with internal stakeholders to ensure clear requirements documentation
  • Purchase supplies, materials, and parts for the company—including large and complex items 
  • Review purchase orders and contracts for compliance with company and departmental policies
  • Communicate with suppliers to resolve problems that may arise regarding delivery, quality, price, or conditions of sale.
  • Develop and maintain inventory databases for supplies and materials 
  • Collaborate with sales, engineering, construction, and customer service to develop and implement policies and procedures related to purchasing and inventory control to maximize efficiency and optimize workflow
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Conduct records audit of inventory, adjustments, and other metrics and prepare monthly/ quarterly/ annual reports of findings to management
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, prices, buyers, and delivery conditions to anticipate future material availability; direct purchasing programs accordingly.
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power

Experience we require:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field with coursework in purchasing and/or inventory control management required.
  • Must have at least five years of experience in Procurement and Inventory Management

Bonus points:

  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Willingness to travel, and flexibility to work on weekends or work long hours

Hiring Manager

Jaime Espinosa
Director, Market Strategy & Partners

Unsure about applying?

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But here’s the thing: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Underline is a place where everyone can grow. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

Position Application

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We maintain exceptionally high standards for talent and recognize that there are many paths to developing expertise. We don't discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. If you have the skills we need and the ambition to grow fast with us, that's all that matters.